Debt Refinancing: Notes Issuance. On February 12, 2021, the Company refinanced its existing outstanding Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (the “Prior Notes”) with the issuance of $310 million aggregate principal amount of 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”). The 2028 Notes bear interest at a fixed rate of 8.25% per year and mature on February 15, 2028. There is no mandatory debt amortization prior to the maturity date. Interest on the 2028 Notes is payable on February 15 and August 15 of each year, with the first interest payment due on August 15, 2021.
The net proceeds from the sale of the 2028 Notes were used to redeem all of the Prior Notes (including a 0.90% prepayment premium) and to repurchase all outstanding warrants. Additionally, $180 million of bond proceeds were placed into a construction reserve account to fund construction of Chamonix. Accordingly, this amount is recorded as restricted cash. Net of transaction fees and expenses, approximately $8 million was added to unrestricted cash and equivalents.
The 2028 Notes are guaranteed, jointly and severally (such guarantees, the “Guarantees”), by each of the Company’s restricted subsidiaries (collectively, the “Guarantors”). The 2028 Notes and the Guarantees are the Company’s and the Guarantors’ general senior secured obligations, subject to the terms of the Collateral Trust Agreement (as defined in the Indenture), ranking senior in right of payment to all of the Company’s and the Guarantors’ existing and future debt that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the 2028 Notes and the Guarantees, if any. The 2028 Notes and the Guarantees will rank equally in right of payment with all of the Company’s and the Guarantors’ existing and future senior debt.
The 2028 Notes contain customary representations and warranties, financial covenants, and restrictions on dividends. Mandatory prepayments of the 2028 Notes will be required upon the occurrence of certain events, including sales of certain assets, upon certain changes of control, or should the Company have certain unused funds in the construction disbursement account following the completion of Chamonix.
On or prior to February 15, 2024, we may redeem up to 35% of the original principal amount of the 2028 Notes with proceeds of certain equity offerings at a redemption price of 108.25%, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. In addition, we may redeem some or all of the 2028 Notes prior to February 15, 2024 at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount of the 2028 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date and a “make-whole” premium.
At any time on or after February 15, 2024, the Company may redeem some or all of the 2028 Notes for cash at the following redemption prices:
February 15, 2024 to February 14, 2025
February 15, 2025 to February 14, 2026
February 15, 2026 and Thereafter
Prior Notes. On February 2, 2018, the Company sold $100 million of Prior Notes to qualified institutional buyers. On May 10, 2019, the Company sold an additional $10 million in aggregate principal amount of Prior Notes. Collectively, the Prior Notes were due to mature on February 2, 2024 and included quarterly principal payments as defined and interest based on the greater of the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or 1.0%, plus a margin rate of 7.0%. The Prior Notes also had a prepayment premium of 0.9% when repaid on February 12, 2021.
The Prior Notes contained customary representations and warranties, events of default, and financial covenants. The Company was required to maintain a total leverage ratio, which measured Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the indenture) against outstanding debt. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business operations in 2020, the Company executed amendments to delete the total leverage ratio covenant as of March 31, June 30, and September 30, among other items.
Revolving Credit Facility. On March 31, 2021, the Company entered into an agreement, which provides for a $15.0 million, senior secured five-year revolving credit facility and includes a letter of credit sub-facility (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility may be used for working capital and other ongoing general purposes.
Until the completion of Chamonix, the interest rate per annum applicable to loans under the Credit Facility will be, at the Company’s option, either (i) LIBOR plus a margin equal to 3.50%, or (ii) a base rate plus a margin equal to 2.50%. After