Restaurant Brands International Inc. Announces Launch of First Lien Senior Secured Notes Offering
TORONTO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) (TSX: QSR) (NYSE: QSR) (TSX: QSP), 1011778 B.C. Unlimited Liability Company (the “Issuer”) and New Red Finance, Inc. (the “Co-Issuer” and, together with the Issuer, the “Issuers”) announced today that the Issuers had launched an offering of $800 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.875% First Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”). The Notes are being offered as additional notes under the Indenture, dated as of September 24, 2019, pursuant to which the Issuers previously issued $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.875% First Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2028.
RBI expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to redeem all of the Issuers’ outstanding aggregate principal amount of 4.250% First Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”), plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon and pay a related premium, fees, and expenses. Accordingly, the Issuers expect to redeem $775 million in aggregate principal amount of 2024 Notes. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to the 2024 Notes.
The Notes will be first lien senior secured obligations of the Issuers, guaranteed on a senior secured basis by each of RBI’s subsidiaries that guarantee the Issuers’ obligations under the Issuers’ existing senior secured credit facilities.
The Notes will be marketed (i) to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and (ii) outside the U.S. pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and the related guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the U.S. absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Restaurant Brands International
Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies with approximately $31 billion in annual system-wide sales and over 27,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick-service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 45 years.