Industry News | November 19, 2015

The Habit Issues Follow-On Offering of Common Stock

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The Habit Restaurants Inc. announced that it has commenced a proposed public follow-on offering of its common stock. In the offering, which is subject to market and other conditions, certain of the company's stockholders intend to offer 5,000,000 shares of the company's Class A Common Stock for sale. Additionally, certain of the company's stockholders intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of the company's Class A Common Stock. The company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.

Piper Jaffray & Co., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, and Wells Fargo Securities LLC are acting as active joint book-running managers for the offering. Raymond James & Associates Inc. is also acting as a book-runner for the offering and Stifel and Stephens Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. The final prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and copies may be obtained, when available.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time when the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website.

The Habit Burger Grill is a fast-casual concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken, and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 125 restaurants in 12 markets throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, and Nevada.

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