B&G Foods Announces Proposed Refinancing
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS), announced today that it intends to refinance its 4.625% senior notes due 2021 and existing indebtedness under its revolving credit facility with new tranche B term loans under B&G Foods’ existing credit facility and/or the issuance of new senior notes. The consummation of the refinancing is subject to completion of definitive agreements as well as customary closing conditions, and is subject to market and other conditions. There can be no assurance that the refinancing will occur, or, if it does, as to the terms of the refinancing.
B&G Foods also announced that it has issued a notice of redemption for all $700.0 million principal amount of its outstanding 4.625% senior notes due 2021 at a cash redemption price of 100.0% of the principal amount of the notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest on such amount, to, but excluding, the redemption date of October 10, 2019. The notice of redemption is conditioned on the completion by B&G Foods of the refinancing described above.
Interest on the redeemed notes will cease to accrue on and after October 10, 2019. The only remaining right of the holders of the redeemed notes will be to receive payment of the redemption price (together with the accrued and unpaid interest on such amount).
A conditional notice of redemption will be sent by The Bank of New York Mellon, the trustee for the notes, to the registered holders of the notes. Copies of the notice of redemption and additional information relating to the procedure for redemption may be obtained from The Bank of New York Mellon at 1.800.254.2826.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a redemption notice with respect to the 4.625% senior notes and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and there shall not be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.