SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 27, 2021
GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
982 Keynote Circle
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common stock, $0.01 par value per share||EAF||New York Stock Exchange|
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On May 27, 2021, BCP IV GrafTech Holdings LP (the “Selling Stockholder”) completed the sale of 20,000,000 shares of the common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of GrafTech International Ltd. (the “Company”) in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”). The underwriter will offer the shares from time to time for sale through negotiated transactions or otherwise, at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices.
The Offering was made pursuant to (i) an effective Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-232190) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 18, 2019, including a related base prospectus dated June 18, 2019, and (ii) a related prospectus supplement dated May 24, 2021 and filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(7) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
A copy of the Underwriting Agreement, dated May 24, 2021, among the Company, the Selling Stockholder and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as underwriter, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1.
A copy of the opinion of Jones Day, relating to the validity of the Common Stock in connection with the Offering, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1*||Underwriting Agreement, dated May 24, 2021, among GrafTech International Ltd., as issuer, BCP IV GrafTech Holdings LP, as selling stockholder, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as underwriter.|
|5.1||Opinion of Jones Day.|
|23.1||Consent of Jones Day (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Certain schedules and exhibits to this agreement have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule and/or exhibit will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD.|
|Date: May 27, 2021||By:|
/s/ Quinn J. Coburn
|Quinn J. Coburn|
|Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance and Treasurer|