J.Jill, a leading omni-channel, nationally recognized women’s apparel brand, today announced that it has commenced an initial public offering of 11,666,667 shares of its common stock. All shares are being sold by an existing stockholder. J.Jill will not receive any of the proceeds of the offering. The selling stockholder has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,750,000 shares of common stock. The price range for the initial public offering is currently estimated to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. J.Jill has been approved to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “JILL”.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies are serving as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the proposed offering. Deutsche Bank Securities, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from any of the following sources:
- BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001.
- Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.
- Jefferies LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10022, via telephone: 877-547-6340, or via email: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.