EAF GrafTech International

Filed: 20 Jan 21, 11:31am





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 20, 2021






(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware 1-13888 27-2496053

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

982 Keynote Circle

Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(216) 676-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share EAF New York Stock Exchange

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On January 20, 2021, BCP IV GrafTech Holdings LP (the “Selling Stockholder”) completed the sale of 20,000,000 shares of the common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of GrafTech International Ltd. (the “Company”) in an underwritten public offering at a price of $10.90 per share (the “Offering”).

The Offering was made pursuant to (i) an effective Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-232190) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 18, 2019, including a related base prospectus dated June 18, 2019, and (ii) a related prospectus supplement dated January 14, 2021 and filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(7) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

A copy of the Underwriting Agreement, dated January 14, 2021, among the Company, the Selling Stockholder and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as underwriter, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1.

A copy of the opinion of Jones Day, relating to the validity of the Common Stock in connection with the Offering, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.


  1.1  Underwriting Agreement, dated January 14, 2021, among GrafTech International Ltd., as issuer, BCP IV GrafTech Holdings LP, as selling stockholder, and Morgan Stanley & Co, LLC, as underwriter.
  5.1  Opinion of Jones Day.
23.1  Consent of Jones Day (included in Exhibit 5.1).
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 20, 2021  By: 

/s/ Quinn J. Coburn

   Quinn J. Coburn
   Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance and Treasurer