Press Release

Levi Strauss & Co. Completes $623 Million IPO

March 21, 2019

Palo Alto – March 21, 2019 – Cooley advised inventor of blue jeans and iconic apparel company Levi Strauss & Co. on its $623 million initial public offering of 36,666,667 shares of Class A common stock. Partners Eric Jensen, Jodie Bourdet and Siana Lowrey led the Cooley team advising the company on the offering.

Goldman Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities served as joint lead book-running managers for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley & Co. and Evercore Group served as book-running managers. BNP Paribas Securities, Citigroup, Guggenheim Securities, HSBC Securities USA, Drexel Hamilton, Telsey Advisory Group and The Williams Capital Group served as co-managers.

Levi Strauss & Co., whose securities now trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LEVI,” was founded in San Francisco 166 years ago. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. and Denizen brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide.

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