Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has announced the public offering of 3,125,000 shares of its common stock.

CEDC said today (19 June) that it intends to grant the underwriters an option for a period of 15 days to purchase up to 312,500 additional shares of common stock to cover any over-allotments.

The shares are being issued in the offering under an existing shelf registration statement on Form S-3, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

J.P. Morgan will act as sole bookrunner and joint global coordinator and Jefferies & Company will act as joint lead manager and joint global coordinator for the offering.

Last month CEDC closed its acquisition of a 49.9% voting interest and a 75% economic interest in the Russian spirit company Whitehall Group for US200m.