TREVOSE, Pa., Jan. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) (“StoneMor” or the “Partnership”) today announced that on December 30, 2016, StoneMor GP Holdings LLC, the sole member and owner of the general partner of the Partnership, acquired 2,332,878 common units representing limited partner interests of the Partnership in a private placement for $20.0 million, or a twenty-day, volume-weighted average price of approximately $8.5731 per unit. The proceeds were initially used to pay down borrowings under the Partnership’s senior credit facility. The additional borrowing capacity has been earmarked for cash accretive acquisitions that the Partnership anticipates will close in the near future, and may also be used for other general partnership purposes.
As a result of this transaction, StoneMor has approximately 37.8 million common units outstanding. StoneMor GP Holdings LLC’s direct and indirect ownership interest in StoneMor as a result of this transaction will be approximately 7%.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described in this press release. The securities offered in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
About StoneMor Partners L.P.
StoneMor Partners L.P., headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, is an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes in the United States, with 317 cemeteries and 105 funeral homes in 28 states and Puerto Rico.
StoneMor is the only publicly traded death care company structured as a partnership. StoneMor’s cemetery products and services, which are sold on both a pre-need (before death) and at-need (at death) basis, include: burial lots, lawn and mausoleum crypts, burial vaults, caskets, memorials, and all services which provide for the installation of this merchandise. For additional information about StoneMor Partners L.P., please visit StoneMor’s website, and the investors section, at http://www.stonemor.com.