Jazz Pharmaceuticals Prices $1.5 Billion Senior Secured Notes Offering
DUBLIN, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) (the "Company" or "Jazz") today announced the pricing of the previously announced offering (the "Offering") of $1.5 billion in an aggregate principal amount of 4.375% senior secured notes due 2029 (the "Notes") by Jazz Securities Designated Activity Company, a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the "Issuer"). The Notes will mature on January 15, 2029 and will bear an interest rate of 4.375%. The Notes will be guaranteed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries. The Offering is expected to close on April 29, 2021 subject to customary closing conditions.
The aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be issued in the Offering decreased to $1.5 billion from the anticipated $2.7 billion announced on April 20, 2021, a decrease of $1.2 billion. This reduction corresponds to the equivalent anticipated increase in term loan borrowings under our new senior secured credit facilities (the "New Senior Secured Credit Facilities") in connection with the previously announced proposed acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals plc ("GW") (the "Acquisition") from $2.65 billion to approximately $3.85 billion.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the Notes and Acquisition date borrowings under the new senior secured credit facilities, together with cash on hand to fund the cash consideration payable in connection with the Acquisition of GW, the refinancing of certain of the Company's indebtedness (including the Company's existing senior secured credit facility) and fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing. The Offering is not conditioned on the closing of the Acquisition. If (1) the Acquisition is consummated without the Company entering into the New Senior Secured Credit Facilities, (2) the Acquisition has not been consummated on or before August 3, 2021 (or such later date to which such date may be extended pursuant to the terms of the Transaction Agreement, dated February 3, 2021, among the Company, GW and Jazz Pharmaceuticals UK Holdings Limited (the "Transaction Agreement") or (3) the Transaction Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, the Issuer will be required to redeem all of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date.
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