KAR Auction Services Seeks to Refinance and Reprice Existing Debt
Carmel, IN – May 9, 2017 – KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) (the “Company”) announced today that it is seeking to refinance and reprice its existing term loans under its senior secured credit facilities. The Company intends to issue senior notes to refinance a portion of the term loans and reprice the remainder of the term loans that are not refinanced. In addition, the Company is seeking to increase its existing revolving commitments.
Net proceeds from the proposed refinancing transactions will be used to repay existing term loans.
The proposed refinancing transactions are subject to market and other conditions, and the Company cannot make any assurances that it will complete any such transactions, in whole or in part, or as to the amount or timing of any such transactions.
The notes will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), any state securities laws or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration. The notes are expected to be offered and sold only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About KAR Auction Services, Inc.
KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR) provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used-vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. The Company’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, salvage, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of more than 5 million units valued at over $40 billion through its auctions. The Company’s integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in 110 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, the Company has approximately 17,400 employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and which are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties. In particular, statements made that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as “should,” “may,” “will,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the intention to issue new senior notes, to refinance and/or reprice all or a portion of existing term loans and to increase existing revolving commitments. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include those matters disclosed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.