Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 11, 2019, Brown & Brown, Inc. (the “Company”) completed the issuance and sale of $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.500% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the Notes, after deducting underwriting discounts and expenses, were approximately $346.3 million.
The Notes were offered and sold under the Company’s Automatic Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-221494) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 13, 2017 (the “Registration Statement”). In connection with the issuance and sale of the Notes, the Company entered into an Underwriting Agreement, dated as of March 4, 2019, with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, which was filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 8, 2019.
The Notes were issued to that certain Indenture dated as of September 18, 2014, between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Base Indenture”), as supplemented by the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated March 11, 2019 (“Supplemental Indenture” and together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”). The Supplemental Indenture is filed as Exhibit 4.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Information concerning the Notes and related matters is set forth in the Registration Statement, including the Company’s Prospectus and Prospectus Supplement, which Prospectus Supplement was filed with the SEC on March 6, 2019.
The Notes bear interest at the rate of 4.500% per year and will mature on March 15, 2029. Interest on the Notes will be payable semi-annually in arrears on March 15 and September 15 of each year, commencing on September 15, 2019. The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company and will rank equal in right of payment to all of the Company’s existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness. The Company may redeem the Notes at any time in whole or, from time to time, in part at the “make whole” redemption price specified in the Prospectus Supplement for the Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to but excluding the redemption date. The form of note for the Notes is filed as Exhibit 4.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein. The Company will use the net proceeds of the offering of the Notes to repay a portion of the outstanding borrowings under the Company’s credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
The Indenture includes certain restrictive covenants, including covenants that limit the ability of the Company and certain of its subsidiaries to, among other things, incur certain secured debt and consolidate, merge, or transfer substantially all of the Company’s assets to another entity. The covenants are subject to a number of important exceptions and qualifications set forth in the Indenture. The Indenture also contains a covenant regarding the repurchase by the Company of the Notes upon a “change of control triggering event.”
The foregoing description of the Indenture and the Notes is qualified in its entirety by their respective terms. The Base Indenture, the Supplemental Indenture and the Notes are filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference herein.
In connection with the issuance of the Notes, Holland & Knight LLP, counsel to the Company, delivered an opinion to the Company, dated March 11, 2019, regarding the legality of the Notes upon issuance and sale thereof. A copy of the opinion is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
|Exhibit No.||Description of Exhibit|
|4.1||Indenture, dated as of September 18, 2014, between Brown & Brown, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on September 18, 2014).|
|4.2||Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 11, 2019, between Brown & Brown, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association.|
|4.3||Form of Brown & Brown, Inc.’s 4.500% Notes due 2029.|
|5.1||Opinion of Holland & Knight LLP.|
|23.1||Consent of Holland & Knight LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1).|
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About Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO)
Brown & Brown, Inc. is a diversified insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs and service company. The Company markets and sells insurance products and services in the property, casualty and employee benefits areas. It provides customers with non-investment insurance contracts, as well as other targeted, customized risk management products and services. It operates through four segments: the Retail segment; the National Programs segment; the Wholesale Brokerage segment, and the Services segment. The Retail Segment provides a range of insurance products and services to commercial, public and quasi-public entities, and to professional and individual customers. Its National Programs Segment works with over 40 carrier partners, offering approximately 50 programs. Its Wholesale Brokerage segment markets and sells excess and surplus commercial insurance products and services to retail insurance agencies. Services Segment provides a range of insurance-related services.