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Federal Signal Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option Bringing Net Proceeds of Public Offering to $71.0 Million
May 11, 2010 (04:05 PM EDT)

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental, safety and transportation solutions, today announced that the underwriters of its previously announced public offering of common stock have exercised in full their option to purchase 1,575,000 shares of Federal Signal common stock at the public offering price of $6.25 per share.  The exercise of the over-allotment option brings the total shares of common stock sold by Federal Signal in the offering to 12,075,000 shares. Net proceeds will be approximately $71.0 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses.  The offering is expected to be completed on May 12, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions.  

The sole book-running manager for the offering and representative of the other underwriters is Citi.  

As previously announced, net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay indebtedness under Federal Signal's revolving credit facility associated with the recent acquisitions of Sirit and VESystems.

The offering is being conducted as a public offering registered under the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to a registration statement previously declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  This offering is being made solely by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement filed with the SEC. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained from Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (telephone: (800) 831-9146) or through the SEC website at

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the common stock or any other securities of the Company. No offer, solicitation or sale shall be made in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Federal Signal

Federal Signal enhances the safety, security and well-being of communities and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and transportation customers and markets. Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, Federal Signal operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. The Company is creating a fourth group, Federal Signal Technologies. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

Forward-Looking Language

This release contains various forward-looking statements as of the date hereof and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements regardless of new developments or otherwise. Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from those stated. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the cyclical nature of the Company's industrial, municipal, government and commercial markets; availability of credit and third-party financing for customers; the Company's ability to achieve expected savings from integration, synergy and other cost-control initiatives; volatility in securities trading markets; economic downturns; risks associated with suppliers, dealers and other partner alliances; changes in cost competitiveness including those resulting from foreign currency movements; technological advances by competitors; increased competition and pricing pressures in the markets served by the Company; the ability of the Company to expand into new geographic markets and to anticipate and meet customer demands for new products and product enhancements; increased warranty and product liability expenses; compliance with environmental and safety regulations; restrictive debt covenants; disruptions in the supply of parts or components from sole source suppliers and subcontractors; domestic and foreign governmental policy change; unforeseen developments in contingencies such as litigation, protection and validity of patent and other intellectual property rights; retention of key employees; general changes in the competitive environment; and other risks and uncertainties described in filings with the SEC.


Federal Signal

William Barker

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


SOURCE Federal Signal Corporation