BOARDWALK PIPELINE PARTNERS, LP (NYSE:BWP) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Eighth Supplemental Indenture
On August 11, 2020, Boardwalk Pipelines, LP (Boardwalk Pipelines), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP a Delaware limited partnership (the Company), completed its offering of $500.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.400% senior unsecured notes due 2031 (the Notes) which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Company.
The Notes were issued to an indenture, dated as of August 21, 2009 (the Original Indenture), between Boardwalk Pipelines, as issuer, the Company, as guarantor, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, as trustee (the Trustee), as amended by the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated April 18, 2013 (the Third Supplemental Indenture and together with the Original Indenture, the Base Indenture), and supplemented by the Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated August 11, 2020 (the Eighth Supplemental Indenture and together with the Base Indenture, the Indenture). A copy of the Eighth Supplemental Indenture is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.
Interest on the Notes will be payable in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year they are outstanding, beginning on February 15, 2021. Boardwalk Pipelines may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time prior to November 15, 2030 at a redemption price equal to the greater of 50% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed or the make whole redemption price, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption. Boardwalk Pipelines may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time on or after November 15, 2030 at a redemption price equal to 50% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date.
The Indenture contains covenants that will limit the ability of Boardwalk Pipelines, and its subsidiaries to, among other things, create liens, enter into sale-leaseback transactions, sell assets or merge with other entities. The Indenture does not restrict Boardwalk Pipelines or its subsidiaries from incurring additional indebtedness, paying distributions on its equity interests or purchasing or redeeming their equity interests, nor does it require the maintenance of any financial ratios or specified levels of net worth or liquidity. In addition, the Indenture does not contain any provisions that would require Boardwalk Pipelines to repurchase or redeem or otherwise modify the terms of the Notes upon a change in control or other events involving Boardwalk Pipelines. Events of default under the Indenture include (i) a default in the payment of principal of the Notes or, following a period of 30 days, of interest, (ii) a breach of Boardwalk Pipelines covenants or warranties under the Indenture or the Companys under its guarantee, (iii) certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation involving Boardwalk Pipelines, the Company or any Significant Subsidiary (as defined in the Indenture) and (iv) any payment default or acceleration of indebtedness of Boardwalk Pipelines, the Company or any subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipelines if the total amount of such indebtedness unpaid or accelerated exceeds $50.0 million.
The information provided under Item 1.01 in this report regarding the Notes and the Eighth Supplemental Indenture is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03. The description set forth above in Item 1.01 is qualified in its entirety by the Original Indenture, the Third Supplemental Indenture and the Eighth Supplemental Indenture (including the form of Note attached thereto). A copy of the Original Indenture was filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 21, 2009 and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Third Supplemental Indenture was filed as Exhibit 4.2 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 23, 2013 and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Eighth Supplemental Indenture (including the form of Note attached thereto) is filed as an exhibit to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.
|4.1||Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated August 11, 2020, by and among Boardwalk Pipelines, LP, as issuer, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, as guarantor, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.|