Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) today announced that it has completed its previously announced at-the-market equity offering program under which it sold shares of its Class A common stock for aggregate gross proceeds to the company of approximately $15 million.
A total of 4,622,272 million shares of Class A common stock were sold at an average sales price of $3.25 per share. The estimated net proceeds to Blue Apron after deducting commissions, fees, and estimated offering expenses were approximately $14.5 million.
“We are pleased to have successfully completed this at-the-market equity offering program which provides us with additional capital to move the business forward,” said Linda Findley, Blue Apron’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
As previously disclosed, Blue Apron intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including working capital, operating expenses, and capital expenditures.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor shall there be a sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Blue Apron
Blue Apron’s vision is Better Living Through Better Food™. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron offers fresh, chef-designed meals that empower home cooks to embrace their culinary curiosity, challenge their abilities in the kitchen and see what a difference cooking quality food can make in their lives. Blue Apron is a carbon-neutral meal-kit company and is focused on bringing incredible recipes to its customers, while promoting planetary and dietary wellness for everyone.
Forward Looking Statements
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