The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) (the Company) announced today the pricing of its
previously announced private offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior secured notes due 2028 (the notes) to eligible purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the Securities Act). The closing of the offering is expected to occur on February 25, 2021 and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The notes will mature on March 1, 2028. The notes will pay interest semi-annually and will be fully and uncondit ionally guaranteed, jointly and
severally, on a senior secured basis, by the Companys existing material wholly owned domestic subsidiaries and certain existing material wholly owned foreign subsidiaries, as well as certain future subsidiaries. The notes will be secured by
first priority liens, subject to limited exceptions, on collateral that will consist of certain helicopters and related assets, together with substantially all of the other tangible and intangible property assets of the Company and the subsidiary
guarantors (other than certain excluded assets), including approximately 93 pledged aircraft.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the
offering of the notes, together with cash on hand, to repay its secured equipment term loan with approximately $152.0 million outstanding with Macquarie Bank Limited and its term loans with approximately $203.9 million outstanding with PK
AirFinance S.à R.L. (collectively, the Term Loans) and to fund the previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding 7.750% Senior Notes due 2022 with an aggregate principal amount of approximately $132.0 million
outstanding (the 7.750% Senior Notes). In connection with the closing of the offering, the Company intends to terminate the term loan credit agreements relating to the Term Loans. The offering of the notes is not conditioned on the
redemption of the 7.750% Senior Notes or the repayment of the Term Loans.
The notes are being offered and sold to persons reasonably believed to be
qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside the United States to
persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The
offer and sale of the notes and the related subsidiary guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable
exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase these
notes nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any offers of the notes shall be made in the United States only by means of a private offering circular pursuant
to Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside the United States to
About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. is the leading
global provider of vertical flight solutions. Bristow primarily provides aviation services to a broad base of major integrated, national and independent offshore energy companies. Bristow provides commercial search and rescue (SAR) services in
several countries and public sector SAR services in the United Kingdom (U.K.) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Additionally, the Company also offers ad hoc helicopter and fixed wing transportation services. Bristow
currently has customers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad, the U.K. and the U.S. To learn more, visit our website at
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure
This news release
contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give the Companys current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology
such as may, will, expect, intend, estimate, anticipate, believe, project, or continue, or other similar words. These statements are made
under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, reflect managements current views with respect to future events and therefore are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the use of proceeds from the offering, the anticipated timing of the closing of the offering and the conditional redemption of the 7.750%
Senior Notes. The Companys actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements.
The Company disclaims any
obligation or undertaking to provide any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in the Companys expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which the forward-looking statement is
based that occur after the date hereof. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements because the matters they describe are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable factors, many of which are
beyond our control. Our forward-looking statements are based on the information currently available to us and speak only as of the date hereof. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict
these matters or how they may affect us. We have included important factors in the section entitled Risk Factors in the Companys joint proxy and consent solicitation
filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on May 5, 2020 (the Proxy Statement) and the
Companys Quarterly Report on Form
for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, which we believe, over time, could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ from the
anticipated results, performance or achievements that are expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. You should consider all risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Proxy Statement and in our filings with the SEC, all of which are
accessible on the SECs website at
Source: Bristow Group Inc.
Released February 10, 2021
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