NEWARK, Calif., May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucid Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCID; "Lucid") announced today that it priced its underwritten public offering of 173,544,948 shares of its common stock for aggregate gross proceeds to Lucid of approximately $1.2 billion. The underwriter may offer the shares of common stock from time to time for sale in one or more transactions to purchasers directly, through agents or through brokers in brokerage transactions on Nasdaq, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or in a combination of such methods, or otherwise at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The public offering is expected to close on or about June 5, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
BofA Securities, Inc. is acting as book-running manager for the public offering.
In addition, Lucid has entered into an agreement with its majority stockholder and affiliate of the Public Investment Fund ("PIF"), Ayar Third Investment Company ("Ayar"), pursuant to which Ayar has agreed to purchase from Lucid 265,693,703 shares of common stock from Lucid in a private placement, for aggregate gross proceeds to Lucid of approximately $1.8 billion. The private placement is expected to close on June 26, 2023 and is subject to completion of the public offering and customary closing conditions. As a result of these purchases, Ayar expects to maintain its approximate 60.5% ownership of Lucid's outstanding common stock.
Lucid intends to use the net proceeds from the public offering, as well as from the private placement by its majority stockholder, for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, capital expenditures and working capital.
The public offering is being made pursuant to Lucid's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and a prospectus supplement relating to the public offering. Prospective investors should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus in that registration statement and other documents that Lucid has filed or will file with the SEC for information about Lucid and the public offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and the base prospectus may be obtained from BofA Securities, NC1-022-02-25, 201 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares of Lucid's common stock, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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