ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced the commencement of a private offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2024 (the “Notes”) by its direct, wholly-owned subsidiary, US Foods, Inc. (“US Foods”). The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by US Foods’ wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facilities. There can be no assurance that the proposed offering of Notes will be completed.
US Foods intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the Notes, together with borrowings under a new senior secured term loan B facility (expected to be entered into concurrently with the issuance of the Notes) and proceeds from the initial public offering of US Foods Holding Corp., to repay its existing senior secured term loan B facility, to redeem its outstanding 8.50% senior notes due 2019, to repay its CMBS fixed facility and to pay related fees and expenses. Remaining proceeds, if any, may be used for other general corporate purposes.
The Notes and the guarantees will be offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes and the guarantees will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The Notes and the guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act 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 laws.
This press release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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