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Paul Hastings Represents Cowen and Company in Smith & Wesson Holding Corporations Exchange and Sale of Notes

June 18, 2013

New York, NY - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Cowen and Company, a diversified financial services firm, as placement and exchange agent in connection with the issuance of $75.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior notes due 2017  issued by Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation in exchange for approximately $42.8 million of the company’s 9.50% senior notes due 2016 from existing holders of such notes and the purchase by certain of such holders of additional new notes for cash. The firm is also representing Cowen and Company as dealer manager in connection with the company’s cash tender offer for certain of the company’s outstanding common stock.

 Leveraged Finance partner Richard Farley led the Paul Hastings team, which also included associates Joseph Fastiggi, Paul Henesy, and Felicia Yen.

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