Ply Gem Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ply Gem Holdings Inc. announced today that it has commenced an offering of Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”), which is expected to generate gross proceeds of approximately $800 million.

The Notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

Ply Gem says it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the previously announced cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 11.75 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2013 or otherwise purchase or redeem such notes.


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