|By Marketwired .||
|September 26, 2013 10:36 PM EDT||
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/26/13 -- Violin Memory, Inc. (NYSE: VMEM), a provider of memory-based storage solutions, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 18,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $9.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Violin Memory. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 27, 2013 under the symbol "VMEM". In addition, Violin Memory has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,700,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities, and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering and Barclays is also acting as a joint book-running manager. Baird and Pacific Crest Securities are acting as co-managers. EM Securities is also an underwriter.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 26, 2013. 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 prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 866-803-9204; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 800-503-4611 or email: email@example.com; and BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York, 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.