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H&E Equipment Services, Inc. Announces Closing of Add-On Senior Notes Offering

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2017-- H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEES) (the “Company”) today announced the closing of an offering of $200 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes due 2025 (the “New Notes”) in a private placement (the “Offering”). The New Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company and are guaranteed by the Company’s current and future significant domestic restricted subsidiaries.

The New Notes were issued as additional notes under an indenture dated as of August 24, 2017 pursuant to which the Company previously issued $750,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 5.625% senior notes due 2025 (the “Existing Notes”). The New Notes have identical terms to the Existing Notes, other than the issue date and the issue price, and form a part of a single class of notes with the Existing Notes for all purposes under the indenture.

The net proceeds of the Offering of the New Notes, after deducting estimated discounts and offering expenses, were approximately $205.5 million, which will be used to repay indebtedness outstanding under the Company’s existing ABL credit facility, to fund potential acquisitions in connection with its ongoing strategy of acquiring rental companies to complement its existing business and footprint, for general corporate purposes and to pay fees and expenses in connection with the Offering.

The New Notes and related guarantees were offered in a private placement solely to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or outside the United States to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The New Notes and related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements thereunder.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements about H&E’s beliefs and expectations, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations are forward-looking statements. Statements containing the words “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “estimate”, “target”, “project”, “intend”, “foresee” and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include, but are not limited to plans to repay certain indebtedness (including the terms and success of such repayment), the use of proceeds of the offering and other factors discussed in our public filings, including the risk factors included in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Investors, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we are under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date of this release. These statements are based on the current beliefs and assumptions of H&E’s management, which in turn are based on currently available information and important, underlying assumptions. H&E is under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after this press release, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise. Investors, potential investors, security holders and other readers are urged to consider the above mentioned factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

Source: H&E Equipment Services, Inc.

H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
Leslie S. Magee, 225-298-5261
Chief Financial Officer
lmagee@he-equipment.com
or
Kevin S. Inda, 225-298-5318
Vice President of Investor Relations
kinda@he-equipment.com