Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Prices Private Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) announced today that it has priced U.S.$750M principal amount of 2.950% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2030 and U.S.$750M principal amount of 3.800% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2050 (collectively, the “Notes”) in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes offering is expected to close on or about January 27, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Notes will be direct unsecured obligations of Couche-Tard and will rank pari passu with all other outstanding unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of Couche-Tard and will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of Couche-Tard’s wholly-owned subsidiaries who are guarantors under Couche-Tard’s senior credit facilities.
Couche-Tard expects to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to repay certain amounts outstanding under its senior credit facilities and for general corporate purposes.
The Notes will be offered in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration set forth in Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on the exemption from registration set forth in Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the Securities Act and applicable state securities or blue sky laws and foreign securities laws.