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|Item 1.01.|| |
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On February 9, 2021, CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Issuer”), a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), completed its previously announced offering (the “Notes Offering”) of $1,095,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”). The terms of the Notes are governed by an indenture, dated as of February 9, 2021, among the Issuer, the Company, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto, Regions Bank, as trustee (the “Trustee”), and Credit Suisse AG, as collateral agent (the “Collateral Agent”) (the “Indenture”).
The Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.750% per year payable semi-annually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing on August 15, 2021.
The Notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior-priority secured basis by the Company and each of the Issuer’s current and future domestic subsidiaries that provide guarantees under the Issuer’s ABL facility (the “ABL Facility”), any capital market debt securities of the Issuer (including the Issuer’s outstanding senior notes) and certain other long-term debt of the Issuer and the guarantors.
The Notes and the guarantees are secured by (i) first-priority liens on the collateral (the “Non-ABL Priority Collateral”) that also secures on a first-priority basis the Issuer’s existing senior-priority secured notes (the “Existing Senior-Priority Secured Notes”) and (ii) second-priority liens on the collateral (the “ABL-Priority Collateral” and together with the Non-ABL Priority Collateral, the “Collateral”) that secures on a first-priority basis the ABL Facility (and also secures on a second-priority basis the Existing Senior-Priority Secured Notes), in each case subject to permitted liens described in the Indenture. The Notes are subject to the terms of three intercreditor agreements: (1) the intercreditor agreement which governs the relative rights of the secured parties in respect of the ABL Facility, the Existing Senior-Priority Secured Notes, the Issuer’s existing junior-priority secured notes (the “Existing Junior-Priority Secured Notes”) and the Notes (the “ABL Intercreditor Agreement”), (2) the intercreditor agreement which governs the relative rights of the secured parties in respect of the Existing Senior-Priority Secured Notes, the Existing Junior-Priority Secured Notes and the Notes (the “Senior-Junior Intercreditor Agreement”) and (3) the intercreditor agreement which governs the relative rights of holders of the Notes, holders of the Existing Senior-Priority Secured Notes and holders of any future obligations secured on a pari passu basis with the Notes (the “Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement” and, together with the ABL Intercreditor Agreement and the Senior-Junior Intercreditor Agreement, the “Intercreditor Agreements”). Each of the Intercreditor Agreements restrict the actions permitted to be taken by the Collateral Agent with respect to the Collateral on behalf of the holders of the Notes.
At any time prior to February 15, 2026, the Issuer may redeem some or all of the Notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date plus a “make-whole” premium, as described in the Indenture. On or after February 15, 2026, the Issuer may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time and from time to time at the redemption prices set forth in the Indenture, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date. In addition, at any time prior to February 15, 2024, the Issuer may redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes with the proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the Indenture, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date. In addition, at any time prior to February 15, 2026, but not more than once during each twelve-month period commencing on February 9, 2021, the Issuer may redeem up to 10% of the original aggregate principal amount of the Notes at a price equal to 103% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the applicable redemption date.
If the Company or the Issuer experiences a Change of Control (as defined in the Indenture), the Issuer is required to offer to repurchase the Notes at 101% of the principal amount of the Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of repurchase.
The Indenture contains covenants that, among other things, limit the Issuer’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to incur or guarantee additional indebtedness, pay dividends or make other restricted payments, make certain investments, incur restrictions on the ability of the Issuer’s restricted subsidiaries that are not guarantors to pay dividends or make certain other payments, create or incur certain liens, sell assets and subsidiary stock, impair the security interests, transfer all or substantially all of the Issuer’s assets or enter into
merger or consolidation transactions, and enter into transactions with affiliates. The Indenture provides for customary events of default which include (subject in certain cases to customary grace and cure periods), among others, nonpayment of principal or interest, breach of other agreements in the Indenture, failure to pay certain other indebtedness, failure to pay certain final judgments, failure of certain guarantees to be enforceable, failure to perfect certain collateral securing the Notes issued pursuant to the Indenture and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency.
The foregoing summary and description of the Indenture and the Notes does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Indenture, which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 2.03.|| |
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligations or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03.
|Item 8.01.|| |
The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes Offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem all of its outstanding 8.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”) and to pay related fees and expenses.
As previously announced, on January 26, 2021, the Issuer issued to holders of the 2024 Notes a conditional notice of redemption to redeem on February 11, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”) all of the 2024 Notes then outstanding at a redemption price of 104.313% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the Redemption Date. The condition to the redemption was satisfied upon closing of the Notes Offering.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
|4.1||Indenture, dated as of February 9, 2021, among CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc., Community Health Systems, Inc., the guarantors party thereto, Regions Bank, as trustee, and Credit Suisse AG, as collateral agent, relating to the 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2031.|
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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.
|Date: February 9, 2021|| |
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC.
|Kevin J. Hammons|
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer (principal financial officer)