Scientific Games has confirmed it is upsizing and pricing of a Private Offering of an additional $900 million of 5.000% Senior Secured Notes, €325 million of 3.375% Senior Secured Notes and €250 million of 5.500% Senior Unsecured Notes
Scientific Games International, Inc. has priced an additional $900 million principal amount of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the “New 5.000% Dollar Notes”) at an issue price of 100.0%, €325 million of 3.375% new senior secured notes due 2026 (the “Secured Euro Notes”) at an issue price of 100.0% and €250 million of 5.500% new senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the “Unsecured Euro Notes” and, together with the New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes, the “New Notes”) at an issue price of 100.0% in a previously announced private offering. This represents a $400 million increase in the original offering amount of the New 5.000% Dollar Notes.
The New 5.000% Dollar Notes will be issued under the same indenture pursuant to which SGI previously issued $350 million of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the “Existing Notes”). The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Existing Notes will be treated as a single series of debt securities for all purposes under the indenture, including, without limitation, waivers, amendments, redemptions and offers to purchase, will have terms identical to the Existing Notes, other than issue date and offering price and will have the same CUSIP and ISIN numbers as, and trade together with, the New 5.000% Dollar Notes, except that the New 5.000% Dollar Notes issued in offshore transactions under Regulation S shall be issued and maintained under a temporary CUSIP number during a 40-day distribution compliance period commencing on the issue date.
Scientific Games intends to use the net proceeds of the New Notes offering, together with borrowings under the term loan B facility of its Credit Agreement, to redeem all $2,100 million of its outstanding 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”), repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility, pay accrued and unpaid interest thereon plus any related premiums, fees and costs, and pay related fees and expenses of the New Notes offering. The New Notes will be guaranteed on a senior basis by Scientific Games and certain of its subsidiaries. The New 5.000% Dollar Notes and the Secured Euro Notes will be secured by liens on the same collateral that secures indebtedness under Scientific Games’ credit agreement.
The offering is currently expected to close on February 14, 2018, subject to customary conditions.
The New Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The New Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A and to non-U.S. Persons under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The New Notes are not being offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area.
The company has stipulated it will not offer to sell or in turn create solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes, nor will there be any sale of the New Notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. Scientific Games has released this information pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
This article was originally published on www.igamingtimes.com.