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  • Hooker Furniture Corporation

    On February 1, 2016, major casegoods and upholstery importer and manufacturer Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ:HOFT) (“Hooker” or the “Company") completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Home Meridian International, Inc. (“HMI”). The acquisition more than doubled Hooker’s size and the combined entity will become one of the top five sources for the U.S. furniture market. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hooker.

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  • TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS)

    BB&T Capital Markets’ Food & Agribusiness Group completed a transaction for TreeHouse Foods, Inc., a leading food manufacturer and distributor in the first quarter of 2016, in an equity offering worth $862,500,000.

    The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance a portion of the acquisition of ConAgra’s Private Brands Business (formerly known as Ralcorp), a manufacturer and distributor of private label food products, which the Company expects to close in the first quarter of 2016. TreeHouse plans to finance the remaining portion of the acquisition through borrowings under its existing credit agreement and a high-yield notes issuance. Total gross proceeds includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, through which they purchased an additional 1,730,769 shares.


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  • Alabama Power Co.

    BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $400 million offering of senior notes by the Alabama Power Co. Proceeds from the offering are being used  to repay at maturity $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s Series FF 5.200% Senior Notes due January 15, 2016 and for general corporate purposes, including the Company’s continuous construction program.

    

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  • The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)

    BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $1.1 billion offering of senior notes by The Kroger Co. The offerings consisted of a $300 million tranche of 2.00% senior notes due 2019, a $300 million tranche of 2.60% senior notes due 2021, and a $500 million tranche of 3.50% senior notes due 2026. Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay commercial paper and for general corporate purposes.

    

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  • Simon Property Group L.P.

    BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $1.35 billion offering of senior notes by Simon Property Group, L.P., the operating partnership of Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG). The offerings consisted of a $550 million tranche of 2.50% senior notes due 2021 and an $800 million tranche of 3.30% senior notes due 2026. Proceeds from the offering are being used to redeem existing debt securities.

    

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  • EOG Resources, Inc.

    BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $1 billion offering of senior notes by EOG Resources, Inc. The offering consisted of a $750 million tranche of 4.15% senior notes due 2026 and a $250 million tranche of 5.10% senior notes due 2036. Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay the $400 million aggregate principal amount of the company’s 2.500% senior notes due 2016 when they mature on February 1, 2016, and for general corporate purposes, including repayment of outstanding commercial paper borrowings and funding of future capital expenditures.

    

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  • Niagara Thermal Products, LLC

    On January 5, 2016, Niagara Thermal Products, LLC (“Niagara” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of ShoreView Industries (“Shoreview”), was acquired by Aavid Thermalloy, LLC (“Aavid”), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (“Audax”). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Niagara.

    

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  • Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC)

    On December 7, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for an offering of $250 million of 5.85% senior notes due 2045 by Marathon Petroleum. Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay notes due 2016 and for general corporate purposes.

    

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  • HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP)

    On November 23, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $600 million offering of 4.00% notes due 2022 by HCP, Inc. Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay HCP’s $500 million 3.75% Senior Notes due February 2016 at or prior to their stated maturity date and for general corporate purposes, including future acquisitions, investments or repayment of other indebtedness.

    

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  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (Nasdaq: COKE)

    On November 20, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for an offering of $350 million of 3.80% senior notes due 2025. Proceeds from the offering are being used to repay outstanding indebtedness under the company’s revolving credit facility.

    

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  • Florida Power & Light Company

    On November 16, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for an offering by Florida Power & Light Co. of $600 million of 3.125% first mortgage bonds due 2025. Proceeds from the offering are being used for general corporate purposes, including to repay short-term borrowings, to repay, redeem or repurchase outstanding debt and to finance the acquisition or construction of additional electric facilities and capital improvements to and maintenance of existing facilities.

    

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  • Qorvo Inc. (Nasdaq: QRVO)

    On November 13, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a two-tranche offering of senior notes by Qorvo Inc. The offering consisted of $450 million of 6.75% senior notes due 2023 and $550 million of 7.00% senior notes due 2025. Proceeds from the offering are being used for share repurchases and repayment of amounts outstanding under the company’s revolving credit facility.

    

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  • Southern Power Company

    On November 12, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a two-tranche offering of senior notes by Southern Power Company, a subsidiary of The Southern Company. The offering consisted of $500 million of 1.85% Series 2015D senior notes due 2017 and $500 million of 4.15% Series 2015C senior notes due 2025. The net proceeds from the sale of the Series 2015D notes will be used by the company to fund renewable energy generation projects.

    

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  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HII)

    On November 2, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $600 million offering of 5.00% senior notes by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Proceeds from the offering are being used to purchase the $600 million aggregate principal amount of HII’s outstanding 7.125% Senior Notes due 2021 in the Tender Offer for such notes and, if needed, redeem any untendered portion of such notes.

    

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  • Unum Group (NYSE: UNM)

    On November 2, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $275 million offering of 3.875% senior notes due 2025 by Unum Group. Proceeds from the offering are being used for general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of short term debt.

    

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  • Mid-America Apartments, L.P.

    On November 2, 2015, BB&T Capital Markets served as a co-manager for a $400 million offering of 4.00% senior notes by Mid-America Apartments, L.P. Proceeds from the offering are being used (i) to repay borrowings of approximately $81 million outstanding under its $360 million secured credit facility with the Federal National Mortgage Association, (ii) to repay substantially all of the borrowings outstanding under its $750 million revolving credit facility, and (iii) for general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition and development of apartment communities, the improvement of apartment communities and the repayment of debt.

    

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Thom Albrecht

Managing Director, Senior Equity Research AnalystLogistics & Transportation Services

Patrick Martin

Managing DirectorStrategic Advisory Group
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