SOURCE: HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2 Holdings, Inc.

May 22, 2015 09:00 ET

HC2 Clarifies Acquisition Offer for Stockholders of MCG Capital Corporation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2") (NYSE MKT: HCHC) announced today that it would like to respond to statements made in the Form N-14 Registration Statement filed by PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. ("PennantPark") on May 18, 2015 (the "PennantPark Proxy Statement"), including the amount of consideration that MCG stockholders would receive under HC2's May 19th proposal to acquire MCG Capital Corporation ("MCG").

The PennantPark Proxy Statement states that "while it was unclear" whether MCG or HC2 would pay the termination fee that would be owed to PennantPark under the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "PennantPark Agreement"), if MCG pursues a transaction with HC2, the stated value of the proposed consideration would be less than HC2's actual offer.

As previously noted in its May 19th proposal to MCG, HC2's proposal is to acquire 100% of the common stock of MCG on a fully-diluted basis in a transaction in which stockholders of MCG would receive $5.25 per share of MCG common stock, consisting of (a) a number of shares of HC2 common stock valued at $4.75 (utilizing a floating exchange ratio subject to a customary 15% symmetrical collar that will result in the issuance of between .37 and .50 of a share of HC2 common stock for each share of MCG common stock), and (b) $0.50 in cash. The termination fee would not reduce the per share stock or cash component of HC2's proposal. While HC2 has increased its proposed consideration by $0.50 per share since its initial proposal, PennantPark's proposal, on the other hand, has remained the same.

"HC2 is disappointed in this outcome thus far, but continues to believe that its offer sets forth an exciting opportunity for MCG and its stockholders and remains ready to engage with the MCG board. HC2 is confident that MCG's stockholders will support HC2's offer. At $5.25 per share, HC2's offer provides superior and more certain value as compared to PennantPark's offer to acquire MCG," said Philip A. Falcone, Chairman of HC2.


This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication relates to a business combination transaction with MCGC proposed by HC2, which may become the subject of a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). This material is not a substitute for the proxy statement/prospectus HC2 would file with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction if a negotiated transaction is agreed or for any other document which HC2 may file with the SEC and send to HC2's or MCGC's stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF HC2 AND MCGC ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents (if and when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by HC2 through the web site maintained by the SEC at


HC2 and certain of its respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in any solicitation with respect to the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC. Security holders may obtain information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of HC2 directors and executive officers in HC2's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on March 16, 2015, and its proxy statement for the 2015 Annual Meeting, which was filed with the SEC on April 30, 2015. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the interests of these participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will also be included in any proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.


This release contains, and certain oral statements made by our representatives from time to time, may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are based on current expectations, and are not strictly historical statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "if," "may," "should," "believe," "anticipate," "future," "forward," "potential," "estimate," "opportunity," "goal," "objective," "growth," "outcome," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "strategy," "provide," "commitment," "result," "seek," "pursue," "ongoing," "include" or in the negative of such terms or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of performance or results, or of the creation of shareholder value, although they are based on our current plans or assessments which we believe to be reasonable as of the date hereof, including without limitation expectations regarding our proposal to acquire MCGC. Factors or risks that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results are more fully described in our most recent annual report, quarterly reports or other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available through our website at Such factors and risks that relate to the proposed transaction include the risk that MCGC may not accept our proposal or negotiate with us; the risk that we may not be able to enter into a definitive agreement relating to the proposed transaction; the risk that we may not obtain regulatory approval of the transactions on the proposed terms and anticipated schedule; the risk that the parties may not be able to satisfy the conditions to closing of the transactions; the risk that the transactions may not be completed in the time frame expected by the parties or at all; and our failure, if the transactions are completed, to achieve the expected benefits of such transactions. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also affect our business, financial condition and results. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any of the estimated or projected results will be realized. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date hereof. Subsequent events and developments may cause our views to change. While we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so.


HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE MKT: HCHC), diversified holding company, which seeks to acquire and grow attractive businesses that generate sustainable free cash flow. HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries, each with its own dedicated management team, across a broad set of industries, including, but not limited to, telecom/infrastructure, large-scale U.S. construction, energy, subsea services and life sciences. HC2 seeks opportunities that generate attractive returns and significant cash flow in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. Currently, HC2's largest operating subsidiaries are Schuff, a leading structural steel fabricator in the United States, and Global Marine, a leading global offshore engineering company focused on subsea cable installation and maintenance.

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