Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has priced the public offering of 10,800,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $46 11/16 per share.
Of the 10,800,000 shares offered, 10,000,000 shares are being sold by the company, and 800,000 shares are being sold by a selling shareholder. The company has granted to the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase up to an additional 1,620,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. As previously announced, the company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures.
The offering will be made to investors in the U.S. by managing underwriters Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Banc of America Securities LLC, William Blair & Company, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. The offering will be made to investors in Europe by managing underwriters Goldman Sachs International, Christiania Markets, Merrill Lynch International
and Pareto Fonds ASA. The shares of common stock are being offered pursuant to the company's effective shelf registration statement which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year.