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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): August 14, 2020 (August 12, 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)

 

 

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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

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 August 12, 2020, our Avis Budget Rental Car Funding (AESOP) LLC subsidiary issued $650 million of asset-backed securities with a maturity of five years, comprised of $542.75 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2020-2 2.02% Class A notes, $54.60 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2020-2 2.96% Class B notes and $52.65 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2020-2 4.25% Class C notes. Avis Budget Rental Car Funding (AESOP) LLC also issued $35.75 million aggregate principal amount of Series 2020-2 6.40% Class R notes, which are subordinated to the Class A, Class B and Class C notes and which were issued to its sole member, AESOP Leasing L.P. The notes were issued under the Series 2020-2 Supplement, dated as of August 12, 2020, between Avis Budget Rental Car Funding (AESOP) LLC and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee and as Series 2020-2 Agent, to the Second Amended and Restated Base Indenture, dated as of June 3, 2004, as amended.

The notes are secured under the Second Amended and Restated Base Indenture primarily by vehicles in our domestic fleet and other related assets. The foregoing summary of the notes is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Series 2020-2 Supplement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and which is incorporated by reference herein.

Certain purchasers of the notes, the trustee and their respective affiliates have performed, and may in the future perform, various commercial banking, investment banking and other financial advisory services for us and our subsidiaries for which they have received, and will receive, customary fees and expenses.    

 

Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information described above under Item 1.01 of this report is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

10.1    Series 2020-2 Supplement, dated as of August 12, 2020, between Avis Budget Rental Car Funding (AESOP) LLC and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee and as Series 2020-2 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 M. Sera

  Jean M. Sera
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Date: August 14, 2020

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