HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 20, 2009
HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (732) 747-7800
(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:
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 20, 2009, K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (K. Hovnanian), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (Hovnanian), entered into an Indenture among K. Hovnanian, Hovnanian, the other guarantors named therein and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee (the Indenture), under which K. Hovnanian issued $785,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 105/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 (the New Secured Notes) which are guaranteed by Hovnanian and substantially all of its subsidiaries. A copy of the press release announcing the closing of the offering of the New Secured Notes is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Each of Hovnanians subsidiaries, except for certain of its financial service subsidiaries and joint ventures and subsidiaries holding interests in joint ventures, is a guarantor of the New Secured Notes. The New Secured Notes and the guarantees are secured, subject to permitted liens and certain exceptions, by a first-priority lien on substantially all of the assets owned by K. Hovnanian, Hovnanian and the other guarantors.
The New Secured Notes bear interest at 105/8% per annum and mature on October 15, 2016. Interest is payable semi-annually on April 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning on April 15, 2010, to holders of record at the close of business on April 1 or October 1, as the case may be, immediately preceding each such interest payment date.
The Indenture contains restrictive covenants that limit among other things, the ability of Hovnanian and certain of its subsidiaries, including K. Hovnanian, to incur additional indebtedness, pay dividends and make distributions on common and preferred stock, repurchase senior secured, senior and subordinated notes and common and preferred stock, make other restricted payments, make investments, sell certain assets, incur liens, consolidate, merge, sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its assets and enter into certain transactions with affiliates. The Indenture also contains customary events of default which would permit the holders of the New Secured Notes to declare those New Secured Notes to be immediately due and payable if not cured within applicable grace periods, including the failure to make timely payments on the New Secured Notes or other material indebtedness, the failure to satisfy covenants, the failure of the documents granting security for the New Secured Notes to be in full force and effect, the failure of the liens on any material portion of the collateral securing the New Secured Notes to be valid and perfected and specified events of bankruptcy and insolvency.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth above under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On October 20, 2009, Hovnanian issued a press release announcing the expiration and final results of the previously announced tender offers and consent solicitations by K. Hovnanian. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: October 26, 2009
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