Titan International, Inc. Announces Conversion of 97.1% of its 5.625% Convertible Notes

QUINCY, Ill., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) today announced the conversion of 97.1% of the principal balance of its 5.625% convertible senior subordinated notes ("Notes"), which matured on January 15, 2017. Prior to maturity, $60,161,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes was outstanding, of which, holders of $58,460,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes, or 97.1%, converted their Notes into shares of Titan common stock pursuant to the terms of the indenture governing the Notes. After giving effect to the conversion and maturity of the Notes, Titan's $400,000,000 senior secured notes due in 2020 are its only U.S. senior notes outstanding. The $58,460,000 principal amount of converted Notes was converted into 5,462,264 shares of Titan common stock, representing approximately 10% of Titan's outstanding common stock prior to conversion. Each $1,000 principal amount of the Notes was convertible into 93.436 shares of Titan common stock. The remaining $1,701,000 principal amount of the Notes not converted was paid in cash.

The initial base conversion rate for the Notes was 93.0016 shares of Titan common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes, equivalent to an initial base conversion price of approximately $10.75 per share of Titan common stock. The base conversion rate was increased by 0.4344 shares as determined pursuant to a formula described within the indenture governing the Notes.

"We believe this is a win-win for Titan and our new shareholders," stated Paul Reitz, Titan President and CEO. "We're pleased these convertible debt holders have chosen to become shareholders of Titan. We believe that the debt reduction and minimal cash outlay will further strengthen our capital position moving forward."

Company description: Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires, assemblies and undercarriage products for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer applications. For more information, visit www.titan-intl.com.

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SOURCE Titan International, Inc.

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