Splunk Inc., the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, announced today that Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, the lead book-running manager of Splunk's initial public offering in April 2012, is releasing a lock-up restriction with respect to certain shares of Splunk's common stock held by certain officers and directors of Splunk. The release will take effect concurrently with Splunk's recently announced secondary offering.
As previously announced, on June 27, 2012, the company filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for a proposed public offering of shares of its common stock, which it amended on July 16, 2012. All of the shares to be sold in the offering will be sold by existing stockholders of the company. Splunk will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares. The primary purposes of the offering are to facilitate an orderly distribution of shares and to increase the company's public float.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch will act as joint book-running managers for the offering, and UBS Securities LLC, Pacific Crest Securities LLC and Cowen and Company LLC will act as co-managers.
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 the registration statement becomes effective. The registration statement on Form S-1 may be accessed through the SEC's website at edgar.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.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, teleP: 1-866-718-1649, or email: prospectus[.]morganstanley.com; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone 1-800-221-1037, or email: newyork.prospectus[.]credit-suisse.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone 1-866 803-9204; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, email dg.prospectus_requests[.]baml.com.
Ken Tinsley, Splunk Inc.
P: 415-848-8476 - E: ktinsley[.]splunk.com.