LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC” or the “Company”) previously announced on March 5, 2019 on Form 8-K, its intention to refinance its existing credit facilities and today announced it has completed the pricing and allocation for a private offering of $2.0 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Term Loans due 2026 and the extension of its $225.0 million revolving credit facility to 2024. The new term loans will be sold to investors at a price of 99.5% of the principal amount and will bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 3.0%. The closing of the refinancing is expected to occur on April 22, 2019; subject to customary closing conditions.
Adam Aron, AMC’s CEO and President, commented, "The interest and commitment we have received from AMC’s lenders for the successful amendment and extension of our credit facilities is more good news for our company. We have taken advantage of attractive market conditions today to improve AMC’s capital structure, with more flexible terms, and no maturities until 2024, a full five years from now. We remain committed to generating more free cash flow and de-levering our balance sheet over time. The expected completion of this more than $2 billion refinancing is yet another step forward for our company and reflects the confidence of our lenders in AMC’s future value proposition and strategic direction."
The Company intends to use the net proceeds to retire the existing Senior Secured Term Loans due 2022 and 2023, totaling approximately $1.35 billion, and to redeem all of the outstanding 5.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022, totaling approximately $375 million, and the 6.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 totaling approximately $230 million, pursuant to the provisions of the indentures pursuant to which such notes were issued. This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any such notes.
About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., in Europe and throughout the world with more than 1,000 theatres and nearly 11,100 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying its Signature power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty program, web site and mobile apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC operates among the most productive theatres in the United States' top markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 21 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States, 14 countries in Europe and the Middle East and is the #1 theatre chain in Estonia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK & Ireland. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com.
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