Scientific Games 8-K 2012
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): August 20, 2012
SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Commission File Number)
750 Lexington Avenue, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10022
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 754-2233
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Issuance of Senior Subordinated Notes
On August 20, 2012, Scientific Games International, Inc. (SGI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation (the Company), issued $300 million in aggregate principal amount of its 6.250% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 (the Notes) at a price of 100% of the principal amount thereof in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture dated as of August 20, 2012 (the Indenture) among SGI, as issuer, the Company, as a guarantor, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto and The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company of New York, as trustee.
The Notes bear interest at the rate of 6.250% per annum, which accrues from August 20, 2012 and is payable semiannually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing on March 1, 2013. The Notes mature on September 1, 2020, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased, and are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Indenture.
SGI may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time prior to September 1, 2015 at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption plus a make whole premium. SGI may redeem some or all of the Notes for cash at any time on or after September 1, 2015 at the prices specified in the Indenture. In addition, at any time prior to September 1, 2015, SGI may redeem up to 35% of the initially outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Notes at a redemption price of 106.250% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption, with the net cash proceeds contributed to the capital of SGI from one or more equity offerings of the Company. Additionally, if a holder of Notes is required to be licensed, qualified or found suitable under any applicable gaming laws or regulations and that holder does not become so licensed or qualified or is not found to be suitable, then SGI will have the right to, subject to certain notice provisions set forth in the Indenture, (1) require that holder to dispose of all or a portion of those Notes or (2) redeem the Notes of that holder at a redemption price calculated as set forth in the Indenture. If the Company or SGI experiences specific kinds of changes in control or the Company or any of its restricted subsidiaries sells certain of its assets, then SGI must offer to repurchase the Notes on the terms set forth in the Indenture.
The Notes will be subordinated to all of the SGIs existing and future senior debt, will rank equally with all of its existing and future senior subordinated debt and will rank senior to all of its future debt that is expressly subordinated to the Notes. The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior subordinated unsecured basis by the Company and all of its wholly owned domestic subsidiaries (other than SGI). The guarantees of the Notes will be subordinated to all of the guarantors existing and future senior debt, will rank equally with all of their existing and future senior subordinated debt and will rank senior to all of their future debt that is expressly subordinated to the guarantees of the Notes. The Notes will be structurally subordinated to all of the liabilities of the Companys non-guarantor subsidiaries.
The Indenture contains certain covenants that, among other things, limit the Companys ability, and the ability of certain of its subsidiaries, to incur additional indebtedness, pay dividends or make distributions or certain other restricted payments, purchase or redeem capital stock, make investments or extend credit, engage in certain transactions with affiliates, engage in sale-leaseback transactions, consummate certain asset sales, effect a consolidation or merger, or sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all assets, or create certain liens and other encumbrances on assets.
The Indenture contains events of default customary for agreements of its type (with customary grace periods, as applicable) and provides that, upon the occurrence of an event of default arising from certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency with respect to the Company or SGI, all outstanding Notes will become due and payable immediately without further action or notice. If any other type of event of default occurs and is continuing, then the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may declare all the Notes to be due and payable immediately.
Registration Rights Agreement
In connection with the issuance of the Notes, SGI, the Company, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representative for the initial purchasers listed therein, entered into a registration rights agreement dated August 20, 2012 (the Registration Rights Agreement). Under the Registration Rights Agreement, SGI and the guarantors agreed, for the benefit of the holders of the Notes, that they will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), and use their commercially reasonable efforts to cause to become effective, a registration statement relating to an offer to exchange the Notes for an issue of SEC-registered notes (the Exchange Notes) with terms identical to the Notes (except that the Exchange Notes will not be subject to restrictions on transfer or to any increase in the annual interest rate as described below).
Under certain circumstances, including if applicable interpretations of the staff of the SEC do not permit SGI to effect the exchange offer, SGI and the guarantors will use their commercially reasonable efforts to cause to become effective a shelf registration statement relating to resales of the Notes and to keep that shelf registration statement effective until the first anniversary of the date such shelf registration statement becomes effective, or such shorter period that will terminate when all Notes covered by the shelf registration statement have been sold. The obligation to complete the exchange offer and/or file a shelf registration statement will terminate on the second anniversary of the date of the Registration Rights Agreement.
If the exchange offer is not completed (or, if required, the shelf registration statement is not declared effective) on or before August 20, 2013 (subject to the right of the Company to extend such date by up to 90 additional days under customary blackout provisions if the Company determines in good faith that it is in possession of material, non-public information), the annual interest rate borne by the Notes will be increased by 0.25% per annum for the first 90-day period immediately following such date and by an additional 0.25% per annum with respect to each subsequent 90-day period, up to a maximum additional rate of 1.00% per annum thereafter until the exchange offer is completed, the shelf registration statement is declared effective or the obligation to complete the exchange offer and/or file the shelf registration statement terminates, at which time the interest rate will revert to the original interest rate on the date the Notes were originally issued.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and certain of the other initial purchasers (and/or their respective affiliates) have relationships with, or have entered into other transactions with, the Company. In particular, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, an affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co., UBS Securities LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., ING Financial Markets LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (an affiliate of RBS Securities Inc.), Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Jefferies & Company, Inc. and UniCredit Capital Markets, Inc., and/or their respective affiliates, are lenders under the Companys credit facilities.
The foregoing descriptions of the terms of the Indenture and the Registration Rights Agreement are qualified in their entirety by the full text of these agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financing Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The disclosure required by this item is included in Item 1.01 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On August 20, 2012, a notice of redemption was distributed to the holders of SGIs outstanding 7.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016 (the 2016 Notes). The redemption of all of the outstanding 2016 Notes is scheduled to occur on September 19, 2012. The redemption price is equal to 103.938% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2016 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. On August 20, 2012, SGI satisfied and discharged the indenture governing the 2016 Notes by depositing funds with the trustee sufficient to pay the redemption price using a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the Notes.
In connection with the redemption, the Company expects to record a loss on early extinguishment of debt of approximately $16.1 million comprised primarily of the redemption premium and the write-off of previously deferred financing costs.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
Date August 21, 2012