ViaSat 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): February 27, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
6155 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, California 92009
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (760) 476-2200
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):
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 27, 2012, ViaSat, Inc. (ViaSat) completed the closing of the sale of $275.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2020 (the Notes). The Notes are guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis (collectively, the Guarantees) by each of ViaSats domestic subsidiaries which now or in the future guarantees ViaSats revolving credit facility (collectively, the Guarantors).
The Notes were issued by ViaSat pursuant to an Indenture dated as of February 27, 2012 (the Indenture), by and among ViaSat, the Guarantors and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee (the Trustee), which governs the terms of the Notes. A copy of the Indenture, which includes the form of the Notes, is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
ViaSat intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes offering (which are estimated to be approximately $269.3 million, after deducting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses) to repay outstanding borrowings under ViaSats revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, which may include financing costs related to the purchase, launch and operation of additional satellites or satellite capacity, potential acquisitions, funding subscriber acquisition costs, working capital or capital expenditures.
The initial purchasers of the Notes were J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Affiliates of certain of the initial purchasers are lenders under ViaSats revolving credit facility, and, as such, will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Notes offering. Certain of the initial purchasers and their affiliates have also performed various financial advisory, investment banking and commercial banking services from time to time for ViaSat and its affiliates.
A brief description of the terms of the Notes and the Indenture follows:
Interest. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 6.875% per year, payable semi-annually in arrears in cash on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning on June 15, 2012. ViaSat will make each interest payment to the holders of record of the Notes on the immediately preceding June 1 and December 1. Holders of the Notes may be entitled to additional interest on the Notes under certain circumstances pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement (discussed below), which will be paid, if applicable, on the same dates as interest on the Notes.
Maturity. The Notes will mature on June 15, 2020, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased.
Ranking. The Notes and the Guarantees are ViaSats and the Guarantors general senior unsecured obligations and rank equally in right of payment with all of their existing and future unsecured unsubordinated debt. The Notes are effectively junior in right of payment to their existing and future secured debt, including under ViaSats revolving credit facility (to the extent of the value of the assets securing such debt), are structurally subordinated to all existing and future liabilities (including trade payables) of ViaSats subsidiaries that are not Guarantors, and are senior in right of payment to all of their existing and future subordinated indebtedness.
Redemption. ViaSat may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time on or after June 15, 2016 at the redemption prices set forth in the Indenture, plus accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, if any. Prior to June 15, 2016, ViaSat may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof plus a make-whole premium, plus accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, prior to June 15, 2015, ViaSat may redeem up to 35% of the Notes with the net cash proceeds from specified equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the Indenture; however, ViaSat may only make these redemptions if at least 65% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes issued under the Indenture remains outstanding after such redemptions. ViaSat is not required to make any mandatory redemption or sinking fund payments with respect to the Notes.
If a change of control occurs (as defined in the Indenture), each holder of Notes may require ViaSat to repurchase all of such holders Notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.
Covenants. The Indenture contains covenants limiting ViaSats and its restricted subsidiaries ability to, among other things incur, assume or guarantee additional debt; issue redeemable stock and preferred stock; pay dividends, make distributions or redeem or repurchase capital stock; prepay, redeem or repurchase debt that is junior in right of payment to the Notes; make loans and investments; grant or incur liens; restrict dividends, loans or asset transfers from restricted subsidiaries; sell or otherwise dispose of assets; enter into transactions with affiliates; reduce ViaSats satellite insurance; and consolidate or merge with, or sell substantially all of their assets to, another person.
Events of Default. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Indenture, each of the following, among other events, constitutes an event of default under the Indenture: (a) ViaSats failure to pay interest, additional interest pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, if any, or premium, if any, on, or the principal of, the Notes when due; (b) ViaSats or a Guarantors failure to comply with the covenants in the Indenture; (c) ViaSats or any of its restricted subsidiaries default under any mortgage, indenture or similar instrument evidencing indebtedness of $50.0 million or more with respect to a default in the payment of principal, interest or premium when due or where such default results in the acceleration of such indebtedness; (d) ViaSats or certain restricted subsidiaries failure to satisfy certain final judgments when due; (e) certain bankruptcy events; and (f) the Guarantee of a Guarantor in certain circumstances ceasing to be in full force and effect, being declared null and void in a judicial proceeding or being denied or disaffirmed by such Guarantor. Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Indenture, the principal and accrued interest under the Notes then outstanding may be declared due and payable, subject to certain limitations.
Securities Laws. The Notes were issued through a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to non-U.S. persons outside the U.S. in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, are subject to restrictions on transfer and may only be offered or sold in transactions exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or buy securities or the solicitation of an offer to sell or buy any securities.
Registration Rights. In connection with the sale of the Notes, on February 27, 2012, ViaSat and the Guarantors also entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the Registration Rights Agreement) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC for and on behalf of itself and the other initial purchasers of the Notes, under which ViaSat and the Guarantors have agreed to use their commercially reasonable efforts to cause to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement with respect to an offer to exchange the Notes and the Guarantees for senior notes and guarantees identical in all material respects to the Notes and the Guarantees (subject to limited exceptions) or, under certain circumstances, to prepare and file a shelf registration statement to cover the resale of the Notes and the Guarantees by the holders thereof. If ViaSat and the Guarantors do not comply with certain of their obligations under the Registration Rights Agreement, they will be obligated to pay additional interest in the amounts and for the periods of time set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement. A copy of the Registration Rights Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The foregoing description of the Indenture and the Registration Rights Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Indenture and the Registration Rights Agreement, which are attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and Exhibit 4.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information contained in Item 1.01 above is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
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.