Oppenheimer Holdings 8-K 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 16, 2017
Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
85 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 16, 2017, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (the Company) and the Companys subsidiaries, E.A. Viner International Co. and Viner Finance Inc. (together, the Subsidiary Guarantors), entered into a Purchase Agreement (the Purchase Agreement) with the initial purchaser named therein, an affiliate of the Company, relating to the sale by the Company of $200 million aggregate principal amount of the Companys 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 at an issue price of 100% (the Notes).
The Notes will be issued in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act). The notes will be offered in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act and outside the United States under Regulation S of the Securities Act. The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the Subsidiary Guarantors. The Notes will be secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of the Companys and the Subsidiary Guarantors existing and future tangible and intangible assets. Subject to customary closing conditions, the sale of the Notes is expected to close on or about June 23, 2017.
The purchase agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company and the Subsidiary Guarantors. In addition, the Company and the Subsidiary Guarantors have agreed to indemnify the initial purchaser against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribute to payments the initial purchaser may be required to make in respect of those liabilities. Furthermore, the Company and the Subsidiary Guarantors have agreed with the initial purchaser not to offer or sell any similar debt securities for a period of 90 days after the closing date without the prior written consent of the initial purchaser. The Company will use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to redeem in full its 8.75% Senior Secured Notes due April 15, 2018, and pay all related fees and expenses in relation thereto. The remaining net proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions of or investments in other businesses the Company believes will complement its current businesses.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with the offering described below, the Company is furnishing under Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K certain information with respect to the Company that has not previously been reported to the public. The information is as provided below.
On June 12, 2017, the Company received another report from the independent law firm relating to the Companys internal audit department. The Company is in the process of reviewing this new report, as well as continuing its review of the SEC IC Reports that it previously received. This new report is based on a review for which the Company completed providing information in December, 2016. These reports are critical of the Companys governance practices, its management and compliance programs. There can be no assurance that Company will be able to implement all of the recommendations set forth in these reports or any future reports or provide a satisfactory alternative method of implementation, or that these reports or any future reports will not expose the Company to further regulatory enforcement actions.
This report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
The information disclosed under this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), except as expressly set forth in such filing.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On June 16, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the offering of the Notes. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The Notes and the related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
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: June 16, 2017