Spin Master Corp. Completes C$220 Million Initial Public Offering


TORONTO, July 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Spin Master Corp. ("Spin Master" or the "Company") (TSX:TOY), a leading global children's entertainment company with a diversified portfolio of toys, games, products and entertainment properties, today announced it has completed its public offering of 12,225,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of C$18.00 per subordinate voting share (the "Offering Price"). The offering raised total gross proceeds of C$220,050,000. The subordinate voting shares will commence trading today on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOY".                                                    

The offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters including RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. as co-lead underwriters and joint bookrunners, as well as CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Barclays Capital Canada Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Cormark Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Ltd.

Spin Master has granted to the underwriters an over-allotment option exercisable in whole or in part for a period of 30 days following the closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 1,833,750 subordinate voting shares at the Offering Price for additional gross proceeds of C$33,007,500 if the option is exercised in full.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The subordinate voting shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the subordinate voting shares may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or except pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Spin Master in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Spin Master Corp.

Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 58 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 14 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 11 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers™ and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 850 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain information in this press release, including statements relating to the commencement of trading of the subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, constitute forward-looking information.  In some cases, but not necessarily in all cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "targets", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "an opportunity exists", "is positioned", "estimates", "intends", "assumes", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate" or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to the factors described in greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's supplemented PREP prospectus available at www.sedar.com.  These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company; however, these factors should be considered carefully.  There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE Spin Master Ltd.

For further information: Investors: Mark L. Segal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 416-364-6002, ext 2333, marks@spinmaster.com; Media and PR: Tara Tucker, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Spin Master Ltd., tarat@spinmaster.com


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