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Levi Strauss & Co. Completes $623 Million IPO

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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Eric Jensen  Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Jodie Bourdet  Partner San Francisco
Siana Lowrey  Partner San Francisco
Melissa H. Boyd  Associate San Francisco
Arielle H. Friehling  Associate San Francisco
Kim Merritt  Paralegal Specialist San Francisco
Barbara Mirza  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Mike Faber  Retired Partner San Francisco
Mark Windfeld-Hansen  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Patrick Gibbs  Partner Palo Alto
Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco