Axalta Prices Notes Offering
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) (the “Company”) today announced that its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, Axalta Coating Systems Dutch Holding B B.V. (the “Issuer”), priced its offering of €450.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.75% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes are being offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by each of the Issuer’s existing and future restricted subsidiaries that is a borrower under or that guarantees the Issuer’s senior secured credit facility, subject to certain exceptions, but will not be guaranteed by the Company. The Issuer expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to redeem the €250.0 million outstanding aggregate principal amount of the 5.750% senior secured notes due 2021 of the Issuer and Axalta Coating Systems U.S. Holdings, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, to prepay a portion of the outstanding principal borrowings under its euro-denominated term loan credit facility and to pay related transaction costs and expenses. The Notes offering is expected to close on or about September 27, 2016, subject to customary conditions.
The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any security, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements This release may contain certain forward-looking statements regarding Axalta and its subsidiaries and the offering of the Notes. All of these statements are based on management’s expectations as well as estimates and assumptions prepared by management that, although they believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the statements are made, including, but not limited to: adverse developments in economic conditions and, particularly, in conditions in the automotive and transportation industries; volatility in the capital, credit and commodities markets; our inability to successfully execute on our growth strategy; risks associated with our non-U.S. operations; currency-related risks; increased competition; risks of the loss of any of our significant customers or the consolidation of multi-shop operators, distributors and/or body shops; our reliance on our distributor network and third-party delivery services for the distribution and export of certain of our products; price increases or interruptions in our supply of raw materials; failure to develop and market new products and manage product life cycles; litigation and other commitments and contingencies; significant environmental liabilities and costs as a result of our current and past operations or products, including operations or products related to our business prior to the acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings; unexpected liabilities under any pension plans applicable to our employees; risk that the insurance we maintain may not fully cover all potential exposures; failure to comply with the anti-corruption laws of the United States and various international jurisdictions; failure to comply with anti-terrorism laws and regulations and applicable trade embargoes; business disruptions, security threats and security breaches; our ability to protect and enforce intellectual property rights; intellectual property infringement suits against us by third parties; our substantial indebtedness; our ability to obtain additional capital on commercially reasonable terms may be limited; our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions and divestitures; our joint ventures’ ability to operate according to our business strategy should our joint venture partners fail to fulfill their obligations; the risk of impairment charges related to goodwill, identifiable intangible assets and fixed assets; ability to recruit and retain the experienced and skilled personnel we need to compete; work stoppages, union negotiations, labor disputes and other matters associated with our labor force; terrorist acts, conflicts, wars and natural disasters that may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations; transporting certain materials that are inherently hazardous due to their toxic nature; weather conditions that may temporarily reduce the demand for some of our products; reduced demand for some of our products as a result of improved safety features on vehicles and insurance company influence; the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to being a public company; any statements of belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing; other factors disclosed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and March 31, 2016, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and our other filings with the SEC; and other factors beyond our control. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information is as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in expectations.