UPDATE: DineEquity Raises $1.4B Of Debt, Lenders To Control Applebees and IHOP Franchising, Rental and Financing Assets
DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood
Grill & Bar^® and IHOP^® restaurants, today announced that it has entered into
a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) under which two of the
Company's indirect, special purpose subsidiaries (the “Co-Issuers”) have
agreed to issue and sell $1.3 billion of their Series 2014-1, Class A-2 Fixed
Rate Senior Secured Notes (the “Notes”). Under the Purchase Agreement, the
Notes will be bear interest at a rate of 4.277% per annum, payable quarterly,
and will have an expected term of seven years. The Notes are expected to be
issued by the Co-Issuers in a privately placed securitized transaction. The
Co-Issuers will own substantially all of the Applebee's and IHOP domestic
franchising, rental and financing assets and will use cash flows generated
from these assets to make interest and principal payments on the Notes. The
Co-Issuers also intend to enter into a purchase agreement under which they
will issue $100 million Series 2014-1 Class A-1 Notes which will allow the
Co-Issuers to borrow amounts from time to time on a revolving basis.
The Company expects to use the proceeds from the expected sale of the Notes to
refinance approximately $761 million in outstanding principal amount of its
9.5% senior notes and to pay down the entire outstanding balance of
approximately $464 million of its 3.75% senior secured credit facility. The
remaining proceeds will be primarily used for transaction costs associated
with the refinancing and general corporate purposes.
The closing of the sale of the Notes is expected on September 30, 2014,
subject to the satisfaction of various closing conditions.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy the Notes or any other security. The Notes have not been, and
will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
“Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or
sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from
the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state
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