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Standard Pacific Corp. Announces Pricing of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2032 and 12.5 Million Shares of Common Stock and Increases Notes Offering to $220 Million

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Standard Pacific Corp. Announces Pricing of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2032 and 12.5 Million Shares of Common Stock and Increases Notes Offering to $220 Million19:53 EDT Tuesday, July 31, 2012IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF) today announced the pricing of its previously announced public offering of convertible senior notes due 2032 and the increase of the offering size to $220 million aggregate principal amount.  The Company also granted to the underwriters of the notes offering an option to purchase up to an additional $33.0 million aggregate principal amount of notes solely to cover over allotments.  J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers for the notes offering.  The notes will pay interest semi-annually in arrears at a rate of 1.25% per year and will mature in 2032, unless earlier redeemed, repurchased or converted.  The notes are convertible into shares of the Company's common stock at an initial conversion rate of 123.7662 shares per $1,000 principal amount of notes, which is equal to a conversion price of approximately $8.08 per share, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.  The notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of the Company's subsidiaries that have guaranteed the Company's outstanding notes.  The Company may not redeem the notes prior to August 5, 2017. On or after August 5, 2017 and prior to the maturity date, the Company may redeem for cash all or part of the notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, plus accrued but unpaid interest (including additional interest, if any) to, but excluding, the redemption date. On each of August 1, 2017, August 1, 2022 and August 1, 2027, holders of the notes may require the Company to purchase all or any portion of their notes for cash at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be repurchased, plus accrued but unpaid interest (including additional interest, if any) to, but excluding, the repurchase date.The Company also announced the pricing of the concurrent public offering by the Company of 12.5 million shares of its common stock, at a public offering price of $5.67 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $70.9 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.  The Company granted to the underwriters of the common stock offering an option to purchase up to an additional 1.875 million shares of common stock solely to cover over allotments.  J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are also acting as joint book-running managers for the common stock offering.The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the notes offering and the concurrent common stock offering for general corporate purposes, including land acquisition and development, home construction, and other related purposes.  The closing of the notes offering and common stock offering are expected to occur on August 6, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. Neither the notes offering nor the common stock offering will be conditioned upon consummation of the other.  This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.Standard Pacific has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) and prospectus supplements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for the offerings to which this communication relates.  Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents Standard Pacific has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Standard Pacific and these offerings.  You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, copies may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or toll free at (866) 803-9204, Citigroup, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220 or toll free at (800) 831-9146, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, e-mail: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com or toll free at (800) 221-1037, or BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, e-mail: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.About Standard Pacific Corp.Standard Pacific, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, has built more than 115,000 homes during its 47-year history.  The Company constructs homes within a wide range of price and size targeting a broad range of homebuyers.  Standard Pacific operates in many of the largest housing markets in the country with operations in major metropolitan areas in California, Florida, Arizona, the Carolinas, Texas and Colorado.This news release contains forward-looking statements.  These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the expected closing of the offerings and the intended use of the net proceeds from the offerings.  Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations or beliefs regarding future events or circumstances, and you should not place undue reliance on these statements.  Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors many of which are out of the Company's control and difficult to forecast that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that may be described or implied.  For a discussion of certain risks, uncertainties and other factors affecting the statements contained in this news release, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  The Company assumes no, and hereby expressly disclaims any, obligation to update any of the foregoing or any other forward-looking statements.  The Company nonetheless reserves the right to make such updates from time to time by press release, periodic report or other method of public disclosure without the need for specific reference to this news release.  No such update shall be deemed to indicate that other statements not addressed by such update remain correct or create an obligation to provide any other updates.  Contact: Jeff McCall, EVP & CFO (949) 789-1655, jmccall@stanpac.comSOURCE Standard Pacific Corp.