Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. announced today that it has commenced the underwritten initial public offering of 5,833,333 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In connection with the Offering the Company intends to grant the underwriters the option to purchase up to 874,999 additional shares of its common stock. The estimated price range for the initial public offering is $11.00 to $13.00 per share of common stock. Zoës Kitchen has applied to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ZOES”.
Jefferies LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co. and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated are acting as joint book-running managers in the proposed offering. William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Stephens Inc. and Stifel are acting as co-managers in the proposed offering.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by emailing Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, or by calling (877) 547-6340; Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling (800) 747-3924; or Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (800) 792-2473.
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the proposed offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. The shares to be registered 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 Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. 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.
Founded in 1995, Zoës Kitchen is a fast casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean-inspired dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. With more than 110 locations in 15 states across the U.S., Zoës Kitchen aims to deliver goodness to its customers by providing simple, tasty and fresh Mediterranean meals, inspired by family recipes, and made from scratch daily.
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