Ballard Power Systems: Proposed U.S. Offering
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) has announced its intention to offer its common shares in an underwritten public offering ("Offering"). Ballard expects to grant the underwriters of the Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the common shares offered in the Offering to cover overallotments, if any. The Offering is subject to market conditions and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the Offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the Offering.
Cowen and Company is acting as the sole bookrunner for the Offering.
Ballard expects to use the net proceeds from the Offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of, or investment in, companies, technologies, products or assets that complement Ballard's business.
The Offering is being made in the United States only under Ballard's short form Canadian base shelf prospectus ("Prospectus"), dated May 21, 2014, which has been filed with the Canadian securities regulators in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, except Quebec, and the corresponding shelf registration statement on Form F-10, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS) and was declared effective by the SEC on May 22, 2014. A prospectus supplement relating to, and describing the terms of, the Offering will be filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission on a non-offering basis, and with the SEC under the MJDS, and once filed will be available at www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com.
Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling (631) 274-2806. The prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus also will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programs. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.