Avis Budget Group Announces Expiration and Final Results of Tender Offer for 9
5/8% Senior Notes Due 2018 and 9.75% Senior Notes Due 2020
PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR) (the "Company") announced today the expiration and final results
of the previously announced cash tender offers (the "Offers") by its
wholly-owned subsidiaries, Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC and Avis Budget
Finance, Inc. (collectively, the "Issuers"), to purchase any and all of the
Issuers' outstanding $450 million in aggregate principal amount of 9 5/8%
Senior Notes due 2018 (the "2018 Notes") and to purchase in an aggregate
purchase price up to the Modified Dutch Auction Cap (as defined below) of
their 9.75% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes" and together with the 2018
Notes, the "Notes").
As of 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on April 16, 2013 (the "Expiration
Date"), $325,595,000 in aggregate principal amount of 2018 Notes, representing
approximately 72% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding of 2018 Notes,
and $25,628,000 in aggregate principal amount of 2020 Notes, representing
approximately 10% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding of 2020 Notes,
were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. Acceptance by the Issuers of
any Notes tendered is subject to the terms and the conditions set forth in the
Offer to Purchase, dated March 19, 2013 (the "Offer to Purchase").
The Issuers have accepted for payment and will settle the tender offer with
respect to all of the aggregate principal amount of Notes that were validly
tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date (the "Final Settlement") in
accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase.
The Issuers intend to fund the Final Settlement of the Notes with the net
proceeds of their offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.50%
senior notes due 2023, which was completed on April 3, 2013.
As previously announced, holders who validly tendered and did not validly
withdraw 2018 Notes after 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 2, 2013 (the
"Early Tender Deadline"), but prior to the Expiration Date are not eligible to
receive the 2018 Notes Early Tender Premium (as defined in the Offer to
Purchase), and instead are entitled to receive the "2018 Offer Consideration,"
which for each $1,000 principal amount of 2018 Notes is equal to $1,097.50.
As more fully described in the Offer to Purchase, the consideration payable
for each $1,000 principal amount of 2020 Notes was determined based on a
modified "Dutch Auction" procedure subject to a limit on the aggregate
purchase price to be paid for the 2020 Notes to be repurchased by the Issuers
(the "Modified Dutch Auction Cap") equal to $450million minus the aggregate
purchase price paid for all 2018 Notes accepted for purchase.Because the
aggregate principal amount of 2020 Notes being accepted for payment is less
than the Modified Dutch Auction Cap, the Clearing Premium (as defined in the
Offer to Purchase) is $25.00, resulting in a 2020 Notes Total Consideration of
$1,190, including the "2020 Notes Early Tender Premium" of $30.00 for 2020
Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early
Tender Deadline, and a 2020 Notes Offer Consideration of $1,160 for 2020 Notes
validly tendered and not validly withdrawn after the Early Tender Deadline but
prior to the Expiration Date.
The Issuers have retained Barclays Capital Inc. to act as the Dealer Manager
for the Offers. D.F. King& Co., Inc. is the Information Agent and Tender
Agent for the Offers. Questions regarding the Offers should be directed to
Barclays Capital Inc. at 800-438-3242 (toll free) or 212-528-7581 (collect).
Requests for documentation should be directed to D.F. King& Co., Inc. at
212-269-5550 (banks and brokers) and 800-967-4617 (all others). This press
release is for informational purposes only. This press release is not an
offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase with respect to
any Notes or any other securities. The Offers were made solely pursuant to
the Offer to Purchase and related documents. The Offers were not made to
holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof
would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such
jurisdiction.In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky
laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers
were deemed to be made on behalf of the Issuers by the Dealer Manager, or one
or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such
jurisdiction.None of the Company, the Issuers, the Dealer Manager, the
Information Agent or the Tender Agent makes any recommendation as to whether
holders should tender or refrain from tendering their Notes.Holders must make
their own decision as to whether to tender Notes and, if so, the principal
amount of the Notes to tender.
About Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental
services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000
rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through
its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more
than 775,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental
offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates
primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has
approximately 29,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More
information is available at www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by or that
otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends,"
"projects," "estimates," "plans," "may increase," "may fluctuate," "will,"
"should," "would," "may" and "could" or similar words or expressions are
generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Important
risks, assumptions and other important factors that could cause future results
to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements
are specified in Avis Budget Group's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2012, including under headings such as "Forward-Looking
Statements," "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and in other filings and
furnishings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission
from time to time. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly
any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report
the occurrence of unanticipated events.
CONTACT: John Barrows
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