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November 17, 2020

Acuity Brands Issues $500 Million of Senior Notes

King & Spalding advised Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) as the company, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. (“ABL”), completed an underwritten public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of ABL’s 2.150% senior notes due 2030, generating approximately $495.4 million in proceeds to the company, before expenses.  The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Acuity Brands and ABL IP Holding LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABL.  The proceeds from the offering will be used to repay outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. 

Acuity Brands is a market-leading industrial technology company that designs, manufactures, and brings to market innovative products and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications throughout North America and select international markets.  Acuity Brands’ products include building management systems, lighting, lighting controls, and location aware applications.