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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Agreement.|
On December 11, 2020, Uber Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) completed its previously announced private offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”), including the exercise in full by the initial purchasers of the Notes of their option to purchase up to an additional $150.0 million principal amount of the Notes. The Notes are general senior, unsecured obligations of the Company. The Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated December 11, 2020 (the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.
The Notes will mature on December 15, 2025, unless earlier converted, redeemed or repurchased. The Notes will not bear regular interest, and the principal amount of the notes will not accrete. Special interest, if any, will be payable semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year. The Notes will be convertible at the option of the holders at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding September 15, 2025 only under the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter commencing after the calendar quarter ending on March 31, 2021 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the “Common Stock”), for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price for the Notes on each applicable trading day; (2) during the five business day period after any 10 consecutive trading day period (the “measurement period”) in which the trading price (as defined in the Indenture) per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of Common Stock and the conversion rate for the Notes on each such trading day; (3) if the Company calls such Notes for redemption, at any time prior to the close of business on the scheduled trading day immediately preceding the applicable redemption date; or (4) upon the occurrence of specified corporate events as set forth in the Indenture. On or after September 15, 2025 until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, holders of the Notes may convert all or any portion of their Notes, in multiples of $1,000 principal amount, at the option of the holder regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon conversion, the Company may satisfy its conversion obligation by paying and/or delivering, as the case may be, cash, shares of Common Stock or a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, at the Company’s election, in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions provided in the Indenture. The conversion rate for the Notes will initially be 12.3701 shares of Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $80.84 per share of Common Stock. The initial conversion price of the Notes represents a premium of approximately 52.5% to the last reported sale price of the Common Stock of $53.01 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on December 8, 2020. The conversion rate for the Notes is subject to adjustment under certain circumstances in accordance with the terms of the Indenture. In addition, following certain corporate events that occur prior to the maturity date of the Notes or if the Company delivers a notice of redemption in respect of the Notes, the Company will, in certain circumstances, increase the conversion rate of the Notes for a holder who elects to convert its Notes (or any portion thereof) in connection with such a corporate event or convert its Notes called (or deemed called) for redemption during the related redemption period, as the case may be.
The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to December 20, 2023. The Company may redeem for cash all or any portion of the Notes, at its option, on or after December 20, 2023 if the last reported sale price of the Common Stock has been at least 130% of the conversion price of the Notes then in effect for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during any 30 consecutive trading day period (including the last trading day of such period) ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which the Company provides notice of redemption at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid special interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. No sinking fund is provided for the Notes.
If the Company undergoes a fundamental change (as defined in the Indenture), then, subject to certain conditions and except as set forth in the Indenture, holders may require the Company to repurchase for cash all or any portion of their Notes at a fundamental change repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid special interest, if any, to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date.
The Indenture includes customary covenants and sets forth certain events of default after which the Notes may be declared immediately due and payable and sets forth certain types of bankruptcy or insolvency events of default involving the Company after which such Notes become automatically due and payable. The following events are considered “events of default” under the Indenture:
|·||default in any payment of special interest on any Note when due and payable and the default continues for a period of 30 days;|
|·||default in the payment of principal of any Note when due and payable at its stated maturity, upon optional redemption, upon any required repurchase, upon declaration of acceleration or otherwise;|
|·||failure by the Company to comply with its obligation to convert the Notes in accordance with the Indenture upon exercise of a holder’s conversion right and such failure continues for three business days;|
|·||failure by the Company to give a fundamental change notice, notice of a make-whole fundamental change or notice of a specified corporate transaction, in each case when due and such failure continues for one business day;|
|·||failure by the Company to comply with its obligations in respect of any consolidation, merger or sale of assets;|
|·||failure by the Company to comply with any of the other agreements in the Notes or Indenture for 60 days after receipt of written notice of such failure from the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Notes then outstanding;|
|·||default by the Company or any of its significant subsidiaries (as defined in the Indenture) with respect to any mortgage, agreement or other instrument under which there may be outstanding, or by which there may be secured or evidenced, any indebtedness for money borrowed in excess of $250,000,000 (or its foreign currency equivalent) in the aggregate of the Company and/or any such significant subsidiary, whether such indebtedness now exists or shall hereafter be created (i) resulting in such indebtedness becoming or being declared due and payable prior to its stated maturity date or (ii) constituting a failure to pay the principal of any such indebtedness when due and payable (after the expiration of all applicable grace periods) at its stated maturity, upon required repurchase, upon declaration of acceleration or otherwise, and in the cases of clauses (i) and (ii), such acceleration shall not have been rescinded or annulled or such failure to pay or default shall not have been cured or waived, or such indebtedness is not paid or discharged, as the case may be, within 30 days after written notice to the Company by the trustee or to the Company and the trustee by holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding in accordance with the Indenture; and|
|·||certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of the Company or any of the Company’s significant subsidiaries.|
If certain bankruptcy and insolvency-related events of default occur with respect to the Company, the principal of, and accrued and unpaid special interest, if any, on, all of the then outstanding Notes shall automatically become due and payable. If an event of default with respect to the Notes, other than certain bankruptcy and insolvency-related events of default with respect to the Company, occurs and is continuing, the trustee by notice to the Company or the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Notes by notice to the Company and the trustee, may, and the trustee at the request of such holders shall, declare 100% of the principal of, and accrued and unpaid special interest, if any, on, all of the then-outstanding Notes to be due and payable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Indenture provides that, to the extent the Company so elects, the sole remedy for an event of default relating to certain failures by the Company to comply with certain reporting covenants in the Indenture will, for the first 365 days after such event of default, consist exclusively of the right to receive special interest on the Notes.
The Indenture provides that the Company shall not consolidate with or merge with or into, or sell, convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of the consolidated properties and assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to, another person (other than any such sale, conveyance, transfer or lease to one or more of the Company’s direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries), unless: (i) the resulting, surviving or transferee person (if not the Company) is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, and such corporation (if not the Company) expressly assumes by supplemental indenture all of the Company’s obligations under the Notes and the Indenture; and (ii) immediately after giving effect to such transaction, no default or event of default has occurred and is continuing under the Indenture.
A copy of the Indenture is attached as Exhibit 4.1 hereto (including the form of the Notes attached as Exhibit 4.2 hereto) and is incorporated herein by reference (and this description is qualified in its entirety by reference to such document).
The net proceeds from this offering were approximately $1.136 billion, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discounts and commissions and the estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital or other general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions or strategic transactions, although the Company has not designated any specific uses at this time.
|Item 2.03||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.|
The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 3.02||Unregistered Sale of Equity Securities.|
The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company offered and sold the Notes to the initial purchasers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and for resale by the initial purchasers to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act. The Company relied on these exemptions from registration based in part on representations made by the initial purchasers in the purchase agreement dated December 8, 2020 by and among the Company and the initial purchasers. The shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes, if any, have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
To the extent that any shares of Common Stock are issued upon conversion of the Notes, they will be issued in transactions anticipated to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act by virtue of Section 3(a)(9) thereof because no commission or other remuneration is expected to be paid in connection with conversion of the Notes and any resulting issuance of shares of Common Stock.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On December 7, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing its intention to offer $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of the Notes in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
On December 8, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of its offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of the Notes in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. A copy of the press release announcing the offering is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking” statements, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws, including but not limited to statements regarding the offering of the Notes and the Company’s expectations regarding the expected net proceeds from the offering and use of those net proceeds. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Further information on these and other factors that could affect the forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K is included in the filings the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) from time to time, particularly under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020. Copies of these documents may be obtained from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements represent the Company’s estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|4.1||Indenture, dated as of December 11, 2020, by and between Uber Technologies, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee.|
|4.2||Form of Global Note, representing Uber Technologies, Inc.’s 0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (included as Exhibit A to the Indenture filed as Exhibit 4.1).|
|99.1||Press Release dated December 7, 2020.|
|99.2||Press Release dated December 8, 2020.|
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.
Uber Technologies, Inc.
|Date: December 11, 2020||By:||/s/ Dara Khosrowshahi|
|Chief Executive Officer|