GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dine Brands Global, Inc. (DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) under which two of the Company’s indirect, special purpose subsidiaries (the “Co-Issuers”) have agreed to issue and sell two tranches of fixed rate senior secured notes. The financing facility is comprised of Series 2019-1 Class A-2-I, Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, (“Class A-2-I Notes”) in an initial principal amount of $700 million and Series 2019-1 Class A-2-II, Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, (“Class A-2-II Notes”) in an initial principal amount of $600 million (the “Class A-2-I Notes”, together with the “Class A-2-II Notes”, the “Class A-2 Notes”). Under the Purchase Agreement, the Class A-2-I Notes will bear interest at a rate of 4.194% per annum, payable quarterly, and will have an expected term of five years. The Class A-2-II Notes will bear interest at a rate of 4.723% per annum, payable quarterly, and will have an expected term of seven years.
The Class A-2 Notes are expected to be issued by the Co-Issuers in a privately placed securitization. The Co-Issuers and their subsidiaries will own substantially all of the Applebee’s and IHOP domestic franchising, rental and financing assets and will use the cash flows generated from these assets to make interest and principal payments on the Class A-2 Notes. The Company also intends to replace its existing Series 2018-1 Class A-1, Variable Funding Senior Notes with new Series 2019-1 Class A-1, Variable Funding Senior Notes on substantially the same terms in order to conform to the maturities of the Class A-2 Notes.
The net proceeds of the new facility would be used to repay the Company’s existing Series 2014-1 Class A-2, Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, for transaction costs associated with the refinancing and for general corporate purposes.
As of March 31, 2019, the balance of the Series 2014-1 Class A-2, Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes was approximately $1.28 billion. The Series 2018-1 Class A-1, Variable Funding Senior Notes were not drawn upon as of March 31, 2019, although $2.2 million was pledged against the Class A-1 Variable Funding Senior Notes for outstanding letters of credit.
The closing of the transactions referenced above is expected to be on or around June 5, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of various closing conditions.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other security. The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
About Dine Brands, Inc.
Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With approximately 3,700 restaurants combined in 18 countries and approximately 370 franchisees, Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on Dine Brands, visit the Company’s website located at www.dinebrands.com.
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