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HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2013-- Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) (the “Company”) today announced that it has launched a secondary public offering of ordinary shares pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on behalf of certain selling shareholders for the offering of 25,000,000 ordinary shares. In addition, certain of the selling shareholders will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 ordinary shares.

IPO 54,280,000 @ $20, $1,086,000,000
March '12 28,750,000 @ $47, $1,351,000,000
Sept '12 26,450,000 @ $53, $1,402,000,000
March '13 28,750,000 @ est. $62, $1,782,000,000
138,230,000 Shares for $5,621,000,000

Not bad for Sportswear Holdings nine year investment in MK.

(Reuters) - Fashion designer Michael Kors is planning to sell a big chunk of his stake in his namesake fashion house at a time when the company's shares are at an all-time high.
Kors will sell 3 million of his Michael Kors Holdings Inc (KORS.N) shares as part of a secondary offering of 25 million shares the company announced in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Kors' ownership in the company will fall to about 4.8 million shares, or 2.4 percent down from 3.9 percent after the sale.

The filing came after Kors shares reached a new high, closing at $64.84 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The stock has more than tripled since Kors' IPO in December 2011.

Michael Kors last week raised its full-year sales and profit forecast after reporting large sales increases over the holiday period, including a 41 percent rise in comparable sales in North America last quarter. The company has been taking market share away from the like of Coach Inc (COH.N) <:nL1N0BC156>

Sportswear Holdings Limited, a global private equity firm that is Kors' largest investor, will sell nearly 19.7 million shares, or 62.9 percent, of its holdings in the company, leaving it with an ownership of 5.8 percent.

Investment vehicles established to benefit the children of Chief Executive John Idol will sell a total 2 million shares in the offering.

Look for the company to update results early to mid March, then price the shares a few days later.
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