Spirit AeroSystems Holdings,Inc. (NYSE:SPR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Accelerated Share Repurchase
On May30, 2018, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings,Inc. (the “Company”) entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements (each, an “ASR Agreement”) with Goldman Sachs& Co. LLC (“Goldman Sachs”) and Morgan Stanley& Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) to repurchase an aggregate of $725,000,000 of the Company’s ClassA common stock (such common stock, the “common stock” and such repurchase, the “ASR”). The ASR is part of the Company’s current share repurchase program. On January24, 2018, the Board of Directors increased the authorization remaining in the share repurchase program to approximately $1.0 billion. On May2, 2018, the Company announced that it had approved the ASR.
Under the terms of the ASR Agreements, the Company will make a payment of $362,500,000 to each of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley on June1, 2018, and expects to receive from each of them on the same day an initial delivery of 3,645,587 shares of the Company’s common stock. The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volume-weighted average stock price of the Company’s common stock during the term of the transaction, less a discount and subject to adjustments to the terms and conditions of the ASR Agreements. At settlement, under certain circumstances, each of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may be required to deliver additional shares of common stock to the Company, or under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to deliver shares of common stock or to make a cash payment, at its election, to Goldman Sachs and/or Morgan Stanley. The final settlement of the transactions under the ASR Agreements is scheduled to occur prior to the end of fiscal year 2018, but the settlement may be accelerated in certain circumstances.
Each of the ASR Agreements contains customary terms for these types of transactions, including, but not limited to, the mechanisms to determine the number of shares or the amount of cash that will be delivered at settlement, the required timing of delivery of the shares, the specific circumstances under which adjustments may be made to the transactions, the specific circumstances under which settlement of the transactions may be accelerated and various agreements and acknowledgements, representations and warranties by the Company and Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley, as applicable, to one another.
From time to time, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and/or their affiliates have directly and indirectly engaged, and may engage in the future, in investment and/or commercial banking transactions with the Company for which they have received, or may receive, customary compensation, fees and expense reimbursements.
The foregoing description of the ASR Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the ASR Agreements, copies of which are attached as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 and are incorporated herein by reference, in each case subject to certain omissions of confidential portions to a request for confidential treatment which we intend to file separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
On May30, 2018, Spirit AeroSystems,Inc. (“Spirit”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into an Indenture (the “Indenture”) by and among Spirit, the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the “Trustee”), as trustee in connection with Spirit’s offering of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2021 (the “Floating Rate Notes”), $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.950% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and $700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.600% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes” and, together with the Floating Rate Notes and the 2023 Notes, the “Notes”). The Notes were issued to the Company’s shelf registration statement.
The Company will guarantee (the “Guarantees”) Spirit’s obligations under the Notes on a senior unsecured basis.
The Notes and the Guarantees have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), to a Registration Statement on FormS-3 (No.333-211423) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Act.
The Indenture contains covenants that limit Spirit’s, the Company’s and certain of the Company’s subsidiaries’ ability, subject to certain exceptions and qualifications, to create liens without granting equal and ratable liens to the holders of the Notes and enter into sale and leaseback transactions. These covenants are subject to a number of qualifications and limitations. In addition, the Indenture provides for customary events of default.
The description of the Indenture in this Current Report on Form8-K does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Indenture, which is filed as Exhibit4.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.