Form: 8-K

Current report filing

November 8, 2023


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 8, 2023
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
Notes Offering
On November 8, 2023, Axalta Coating Systems Dutch Holding B B.V. (the “Issuer”), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (the “Company”), priced its offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”) in a private placement (the “Offering”) exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes are expected to be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Company and each of the Company’s existing restricted subsidiaries that are borrowers or guarantors under its credit facilities (other than the Issuer), subject to certain exceptions. The Issuer expects to use the net proceeds of this Offering to redeem the €450 million outstanding aggregate principal amount of its 3.750% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”), to pay related transaction costs and expenses and for general corporate purposes.
The consummation of the Offering is expected to occur on November 17, 2023, subject to customary conditions.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Notes and the guarantees thereof have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction.
2025 Notes Redemption
On November 8, 2023, the Issuer issued a notice of conditional full redemption (the “Notice”) with respect to its 2025 Notes. Pursuant to the Notice, the Issuer gave holders of the 2025 Notes notice that, subject to the satisfaction of specific conditions precedent stated therein, it will redeem the entire €450 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 2025 Notes on November 20, 2023 (the “Redemption Date”). On the Redemption Date, the 2025 Notes will be redeemed at a redemption price equal to (a) €1,000.00 per €1,000.00 aggregate principal amount of 2025 Notes plus (b) the accrued and unpaid interest on the 2025 Notes, if any, to, but not including, the Redemption Date.
As permitted by the terms of the 2025 Notes, the Notice and the redemption of the 2025 Notes are conditioned upon the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent, including, without limitation, the Offering being consummated. The Issuer will be entitled to delay, and may delay, the redemption of the 2025 Notes until such time as such conditions precedent are satisfied. There can be no assurance that the redemption of the Notes will be consummated.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to the 2025 Notes. The Issuer called the 2025 Notes for redemption only by, and pursuant to the terms of, the Notice.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain certain forward-looking statements regarding the Company and its subsidiaries including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Offering, the use of proceeds thereof and the redemption of the 2025 Notes. The Company has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words such as “expected” and “will” and other comparable or similar terminology. All of these statements are based on management’s expectations as well as estimates and assumptions prepared by management that, although they believe to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks related to the Offering, the use of proceeds thereof and the redemption of the 2025 Notes, including that such transactions may not occur, and economic, competitive, governmental, geopolitical and technological factors outside of the Company’s control that may cause its business, industry, strategy, financing activities or actual results to differ materially. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s actual results is available in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections within the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and in other documents that the Company has filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2023. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 8, 2023 By: /s/ Carl D. Anderson II
Carl D. Anderson II
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer