NASDAQ NASDAQ false 0000723612 false 0000723612 2020-04-27 2020-04-27 0000723612 us-gaap:CommonStockMember 2020-04-27 2020-04-27 0000723612 us-gaap:RightsMember 2020-04-27 2020-04-27

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 27, 2020

 

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-10308

 

06-0918165

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

6 Sylvan Way

Parsippany, NJ

07054

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

(973) 496-4700

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

N/A

(Former name or former address if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title Of Each Class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name Of Each Exchange

On Which Registered

Common Stock, Par Value $0.01

 

CAR

 

The NASDAQ Global Select Market

Common Stock Purchase Rights

 

N/A

 

The NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 27, 2020, Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC (the “Borrower”), a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of February 13, 2018 (as in effect immediately prior to the Amendment, the “Existing Senior Credit Agreement” and as amended by the Amendment, the “Amended Senior Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrower, Avis Budget Holdings, LLC, the Company, certain of the Borrower’s subsidiaries (the “Subsidiaries”), the lenders from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent. The Existing Senior Credit Agreement provides for senior credit facilities consisting of an approximately $1.2 billion term loan maturing in 2027 (the “Term Facility”) and a $1.8 billion revolving credit facility maturing in 2023 (the “Revolving Credit Facility” and, together with the Term Facility, the “Senior Credit Facilities”), which remain in place after the Amendment. The Amended Senior Credit Agreement provides for, among other things, a holiday (the “Relief Period”) from the Borrower’s leverage covenant until June 30, 2021, during which time (i) certain negative covenant exceptions are not available to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (ii) pricing on the Senior Credit Facilities is increased as set forth in further detail below, (iii) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries must comply with a liquidity covenant and additional reporting requirements and (iv) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries must meet additional conditions to borrow loans under the Revolving Credit Facility. 

During the Relief Period, pricing on the Senior Credit Facilities will be as follows:

  (a) loans made under the Term Facility, at the option of the Borrower, shall bear interest at the Eurocurrency Rate plus 2.25% (as compared to 1.75% pre-Amendment) or at ABR plus 1.25% (as compared to 0.75% pre-Amendment); and

  (b) loans made under the Revolving Credit Facility, at the option of the Borrower, shall bear interest in accordance with the table set forth below, an increase of 0.25% at each level as compared to pre-Amendment, based on the Borrower’s corporate credit rating assigned by Moody’s and the corporate issuer rating assigned by S&P:

Level

 

Specified Rating

 

Applicable Margin

Eurocurrency Loans

   

Applicable Margin

ABR Loans

 

Level I

 

Ba2 from Moody’s and
BB from S&P

   

2.00

%    

1.00

%

Level II

 

Ba3 and < Ba2 from Moody’s and
BB- and < BB from S&P

   

2.25

%    

1.25

%

Level III

 

< Ba3 from Moody’s or
< BB- from S&P

   

2.50

%    

1.50

%

A copy of the Amendment is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The description above is a summary of the Amendment, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by the complete text of the Amendment.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit

    No.    

   

Description

         
 

10.1

   

Amendment to the Senior Credit Agreement, dated April 27, 2020, by and among Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC, Avis Budget Holdings, LLC, Avis Budget Group, Inc., certain of Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC’s subsidiaries, the lenders from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.

         
 

104

   

The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).


SIGNATURE

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 hereto duly authorized.

AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC.

     

By:

 

/s/ Jean Sera

 

Jean Sera

 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Date: April 27, 2020

Avis Budget (NASDAQ:CAR)
Historical Stock Chart
From Sep 2020 to Oct 2020 Click Here for more Avis Budget Charts.
Avis Budget (NASDAQ:CAR)
Historical Stock Chart
From Oct 2019 to Oct 2020 Click Here for more Avis Budget Charts.