VISTRA ENERGY CORP. (OTCMKTS:VSTE) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Private Debt Offering
On June 21, 2019 Vistra Operations Company LLC (Vistra Operations or the Issuer), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Vistra Energy Corp. (the Company), issued and sold $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Issuers 5.00% Senior Notes due 2027 (the New Notes) in an offering (the New Notes Offering) to eligible purchasers under Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The New Notes were sold to a purchase agreement (the Purchase Agreement) by and among the Issuer, certain direct and indirect subsidiaries of the Issuer (the Subsidiary Guarantors), and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representative of the several initial purchasers named in Schedule I thereto (the Initial Purchasers). A copy of the Purchase Agreement was previously filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 7, 2019.
The Issuer received net proceeds from the sale of the New Notes of approximately $1,287,000,000 after deducting the initial purchasers discounts and commissions. The Company is using the net proceeds, together with cash on hand, (i) to pay the purchase price and accrued interest (together with fees and expenses) required in connection with the Tender Offers (as defined below), (ii) upon satisfaction of the conditions in the Notice of Conditional Redemption, dated June 6, 2019, to the holders of the 2022 Notes (as defined below), to pay the repurchase price to redeem any and all of the 2022 Notes outstanding after completion of the applicable Tender Offer, and, upon the satisfaction of the conditions in the Notice of Conditional Redemption, dated June 6, 2019, to the holders of the 2024 Notes (as defined below), to pay the repurchase price to redeem up to an aggregate principal amount that, when taken together with the aggregate principal amount of 2024 Notes purchase in the applicable Tender Offer, is equal to, but not in excess of the 2024 Maximum Amount (as defined below), (iii) to pay fees and expenses related to the New Notes Offering and incurred in connection with the Tender Offers, and (iv) the remainder, if any, for general corporate purposes.
The New Notes were issued under an indenture, dated as of June 21, 2019 (the New Notes Indenture), by and among the Issuer, the Subsidiary Guarantors and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee.
The New Notes Indenture provides for the full and unconditional guarantee by the Subsidiary Guarantors of the punctual payment of the principal of, premium, if any, interest on and all other amounts due under the New Notes and the New Notes Indenture (the Guarantees).
Interest on the New Notes will accrue from June 21, 2019, at a rate of 5.00% per annum. Interest on the New Notes will be payable by the Issuer on January 31 and July 31 of each year, beginning on January 31, 2020. The New Notes will mature on July 31, 2027.
Prior to July 31, 2022, the Issuer will have the option to redeem all or any portion of the New Notes at a redemption price equal to 50% of the aggregate principal amount of the New Notes being redeemed, plus a make-whole premium and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. On or after July 31, 2022, the Issuer may redeem all or any portion of the New Notes at various redemption prices set forth in the New Notes Indenture. Prior to July 31, 2022, the Issuer may also redeem up to 40% of the New Notes at a price equal to 105.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the New Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date, using the proceeds of certain equity offerings of the Issuer or any direct or indirect parent entity of the Issuer to the extent such proceeds are contributed to the common equity capital of the Issuer.
Upon (i) the occurrence of a change of control and (ii) a downgrade by one or more gradations, or the withdrawal, in either case, of the rating of the New Notes within 60 days after the change of control by at least two of Moodys Investors Service, Inc., Standard & Poors Financial Services LLC or Fitch Ratings Inc., the Issuer will be required to make an offer to repurchase all or any portion of the outstanding New Notes at a price in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the New Notes repurchased, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the repurchase date, subject to the rights of holders thereof on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date.