Titan International, Inc. Prices Senior Secured Notes

QUINCY, Ill., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) ("Titan" or the "Company") today announced that it priced its previously announced offering of $400 million U.S. dollars aggregate principal amount of its Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be sold at an offering price of 100% and will bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per annum. The Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S.

Titan intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the purchase of the Company's 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes"), validly tendered pursuant to a tender offer and consent solicitation which it commenced on November 3, 2017, and to pay all consent payments, accrued interest, costs and expenses associated therewith. Titan intends to use any remaining net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, including the redemption, repurchase or other retirement of any remaining 2020 Notes.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, the Notes. Any offers of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering circular. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Safe harbor statement:
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are covered by the "Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "would," "could," "potential," "may," "will," and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us.  Although we believe the assumptions upon which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, these assumptions are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various factors, some of which are beyond Titan International, Inc.'s control. As a result, any of these assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and the forward-looking statements based on these assumptions could be incorrect.  The matters discussed in these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results and trends to differ materially from those made, projected, or implied in or by the forward-looking statements depending on a variety of uncertainties or other factors including, but not limited to, the effect of a recession on the Company and its customers and suppliers; changes in the Company's end-user markets into which the Company sells its products as a result of world economic or regulatory influences or otherwise; changes in the marketplace, including new products and pricing changes by the Company's competitors; unfavorable outcomes of legal proceedings; availability and price of raw materials; levels of operating efficiencies; the effects of the Company's indebtedness and its compliance with the terms thereof; actions of domestic and foreign governments; geopolitical and economic uncertainties relating to the countries in which the Company operates or does business; risks associated with acquisitions, including difficulty in integrating operations and personnel, disruption of ongoing business, and increased expenses; fluctuations in currency translations; risks associated with environmental laws and regulations; risks relating to financial reporting, internal controls, tax accounting, and information systems; and the other risks and factors detailed in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the disclosures under "Risk Factors" in those reports.  These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof. The Company cautions that any forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events, or for any other reason.

About Titan
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is a leading global manufacturer of off-highway wheels, tires, assemblies, and undercarriage products. Headquartered in Quincy, Illinois, the Company globally produces a broad range of products to meet the specifications of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket customers in the agricultural, earthmoving/construction, and consumer markets. For more information, visit www.titan-intl.com.

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