CALATLANTIC GROUP, INC. (NYSE:CAA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October29, 2017, CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the“Merger Agreement”) with Lennar Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Lennar”), and Cheetah Cub Group Corp., a newly formed Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar (“Merger Sub”). Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, the Company will merge (the “Merger”) with and into Merger Sub, with Merger Sub continuing as the surviving corporation in the Merger.
to that certain offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement as of January19, 2018, Lennar offered to certain eligible holders of each series of Existing CalAtlantic Notes (as defined below) the opportunity to exchange (collectively, the “Exchange Offers”) certain outstanding notes issued by the Company for (1)up to $3.0billion aggregate principal amount of new notes issued by Lennar and (2)cash. Concurrently with the Exchange Offers, Lennar, on behalf of the Company, solicited from such eligible holders of each series of Existing CalAtlantic Notes consents (collectively the “Consent Solicitations”) to remove certain of the covenants, restrictive provisions and events of default, in each case applicable to such series of Existing CalAtlantic Notes (collectively, the “Proposed Amendments”).
The Proposed Amendments include, as applicable, removal or modification of covenants or events of default with respect to:
|•||compliance with securities laws;|
|•||restrictions on the incurrence of secured indebtedness;|
|•||restrictions of sale and leaseback transactions;|
|•||designation of restricted and unrestricted subsidiaries;|
|•||the Company’s ability to merge or sell all or substantially all of its assets;|
|•||periodic reporting to holders of the applicable series of Existing CalAtlantic Notes;|
|•||future subsidiary guarantees;|
|•||cross-default to other indebtedness;|
|•||change of control triggering events (in respect of only certain series of the Existing CalAtlantic Notes).|
As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February1, 2018, the early tender date for the Exchange Offers, the holders of a majority of the aggregate principal amount of each series of notes have consented to the Proposed Amendments applicable to such series, as described below:
|•||$485,609,000 of $575,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Notes due May15, 2018 issued by the Company;|
|•||$267,708,000 of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.625% Senior Notes due May1, 2020 issued by the Company;|
|•||$397,606,000 of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Notes due January15, 2021 issued by the Company;|
|•||$291,960,000 of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Senior Notes due December15, 2021 issued by the Company (the “2012 Notes”);|
|•||$240,753,000 of $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due October1, 2022 issued by the Company;|
$421,403,000 of $425,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due November15, 2024 issued
|•||$395,535,000 of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Senior Notes due June1, 2026 issued by the Company; and|
|•||$347,343,000 of $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Senior Notes due June15, 2027 issued by the Company|
The notes described above, collectively, are “Existing CalAtlantic Notes”. Consequently, on February2, 2018, the Company and certain subsidiaries of the Company that guarantee the obligations of the Company under the Existing CalAtlantic Notes (the “Guarantors”) entered into supplemental indentures reflecting the Proposed Amendments (the “Supplemental Indentures”). The Supplemental Indentures were effective upon execution but shall become operative only upon the closing, including completion and settlement, of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations, such that the Supplemental Indentures shall be deemed to be revoked if the Exchange Offers or Consent Solicitations are terminated or withdrawn prior to completion or settlement.
The description of the Supplemental Indentures contained herein does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Supplemental Indentures, which are attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 4.1 through 4.8 and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 1.01 Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders
The information set forth in Item 1.01 with respect to the 2021 Notes is incorporated herein by reference.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form8-K contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may qualify for the safe harbor provided for in Section21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about the expected timing for and completion of the Merger. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “believes,” “should,” “potential,” “may,” “forecast,” objective,” “plan,” or “targets” and other similar expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current beliefs and expectations of the Company’s management and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: (i)the risk that the proposed Merger may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; (ii)the risk that the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations are terminated or withdrawn prior to completion or settlement; and (iii)other risks related to the Company’s business and operations described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form10-Q and Current Reports on Form8-K. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as may be required under applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
No Offer of Solicitation.
This communication is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, subscribe for or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in connection with the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any solicitation, offer, sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such solicitation, offer, sale, issuance or transfer would be unlawful. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.
Additional Information about the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It.
In connection with the proposed Merger, Lennar has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), in which a joint proxy statement of the Company and Lennar was included that also constitutes a prospectus (the “Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). Investors and stockholders are urged to read the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the Merger and the related transactions, and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, because they contain
important information about the Company, Lennar and the proposed Merger. You can obtain a free copy of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about the Company and Lennar at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). You are also able to obtain these documents, free of charge, from the Company at www.CalAtlantic.com under the link “Investors” and then under the heading “Financials” and the subheading “SEC Filings” and from Lennar at www.Lennar.com under the tab “Investors” and then under the heading “Financials.”
Item 1.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|4.1||Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.2||Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.3||Twenty-Ninth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.4||Thirtieth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.5||Thirty-First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.6||Thirty-Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.7||Thirty-Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
|4.8||Thirty-Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February2, 2018, by and among the Company, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.|
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About CALATLANTIC GROUP, INC. (NYSE:CAA)
CalAtlantic Group, Inc., formerly Standard Pacific Corp., is a diversified builder of single-family attached and detached homes. The Company operates through two segments: homebuilding and financial services. The Company’s homebuilding segment operations include acquiring and developing land, and constructing and selling single-family attached and detached homes. The Company’s Financial Services segment includes mortgage financing operation, which provides mortgage financing to its homebuyers in the markets, in which it operates, and sells all of the loans it originates in the secondary mortgage market. It builds homes in communities that meet the desires of customers across the homebuilding spectrum, from entry level to luxury, in over 40 metropolitan statistical areas spanning approximately 20 states and the District of Columbia. The Company is also engaged in providing title and escrow services.