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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Announces Equity Units Offering

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) (the "Company") announced today its intention to offer to sell, subject to market and other conditions, 6,500,000 Equity Units (the "Units"), each with a stated amount of $100. The Company expects the Units will initially consist of an aggregate of 650,000 shares of 0% Series C Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock (the "Convertible Preferred Stock"), with an aggregate liquidation preference of $650 million, and contracts to purchase, for an aggregate of $650 million, shares of the Company's common stock (the "Common Stock"). The Company expects to grant to the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 975,000 Units to cover over-allotments. The offering will be made pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

The Common Stock is expected to be delivered upon settlement of the purchase contracts in May 2020 (subject to early settlement in certain circumstances).

The Convertible Preferred Stock will initially not bear any dividends and the liquidation preference of the Convertible Preferred Stock will not accrete. Each share of Convertible Preferred Stock may be converted only after being separated from the Units and, prior to May 2020, only upon the occurrence of certain fundamental change events. Upon any such conversion, the Company will pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash, shares of Common Stock or a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, at the Company's election.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including repayment of short term borrowings.  The Company also intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of the offering to purchase options on the Common Stock from counterparties, which may include certain of the underwriters and their affiliates. These option transactions are generally expected to provide an economic offset to dilution upon settlement of the Convertible Preferred Stock if the transactions are exercised and the price per share of the Common Stock, as measured under the terms of the transactions, is greater than the lower strike price of the option transactions, which is expected to be equal to the initial conversion price for the Convertible Preferred Stock, subject to a cap price.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of this offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sales of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The offering of these securities may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus, the related prospectus supplement and the other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may be obtained by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by calling toll-free at 1-800-831-9146; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com or by calling 1-800-221-1037; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Learn more at http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical, including but not limited to those regarding the Company's: (i) planned securities offering; (ii) anticipated use of the net proceeds; and (iii) expected results of the option transactions; are "forward looking statements" and subject to risk and uncertainty. No assurance can be given that the offering will be consummated on the terms described above or at all. Consummation of the offering and the terms thereof are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including: the prevailing conditions in the public and private capital markets; interest rates; and economic, political and market factors affecting trading volumes, securities prices or demand for the Company's stock.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Greg Waybright
Vice President, Investor Relations
860-827-3833
greg.waybright@sbdinc.com 

Stanley Black & Decker. (PRNewsFoto/Stanley Black & Decker)

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.  

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