Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
Use of Proceeds
On July 20, 2015, the Company commenced the IPO pursuant to a registration statement filed with the SEC on Form S-1 (File No. 333-203934), as amended. The Registration Statement, pursuant to which the Company registered 51,750,000 shares of Class A common stock representing an estimated maximum aggregate offering price of $776.3 million, was declared effective by the SEC on July 31, 2015. On August 5, 2015, the Company closed its IPO and sold 45,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, representing an aggregate offering price of $675.0 million. The net proceeds to the Company, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and offering expenses, was $619.1 million. No offering expenses were paid or are payable, directly or indirectly, to the Company’s directors or officers, to persons owning 10.0% or more of any class of the Company’s equity securities or to any of our affiliates.
For the year ended December 31, 2015, the net proceeds from the IPO were used as follows: (i) $462.5 million to repay the Bridge Facility; and (ii) $156.6 million to repay project level indebtedness. There was no material change in the expected use of the net proceeds from the IPO as described in the Company’s final prospectus, dated July 31, 2015, filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) relating to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1.
J.P Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. acted as managing underwriters in the IPO.
The Company’s Class A common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “GLBL” on July 31, 2015. Prior to that, there was no public market for our Class A common stock. The Company’s Class B common stock and Class B1 common stock are not publicly traded.
As of November 30, 2016, there were 41holders of record of the Company’s Class A common stock, one holder of record of the Company’s Class B common stock and no shares issued of the Company’s Class B1 common stock and the closing sale price per share of our Class A common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market was $3.80.
The table below sets forth, for the periods indicated, the high and low sale prices per share of our Class A common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market since July 31, 2015:
July 31, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Quarter ended December 31, 2015
On November 10, 2015, the Company declared a dividend for the third quarter of 2015 on the Company’s Class A common stock of $0.1704 per share, which was paid on December 15, 2015 to stockholders of record on December 1, 2015. This amount represents a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share, or $1.10 per share on an annualized basis, prorated to adjust for a partial quarter as we consummated our IPO on August 5, 2015.
On February 29, 2016, the Company declared a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2015 on the Company’s Class A common stock of $0.275 per share, or $1.10 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend was paid on March 17, 2016 to stockholders of record as of March 10, 2016.
Stock Performance Graph
This performance graph below shall not be deemed “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the SEC for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.