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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 20, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   1-09447   94-3030279
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


27422 Portola Parkway, Suite 200
Foothill Ranch, California
(Address of Principal Executive Office)   (Zip Code)

(949) 614-1740

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   KALU   Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On May 20, 2021, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (the “Company”) issued $550,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% Senior Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”) pursuant to an indenture, dated May 20, 2021 (the “Indenture”), among the Company, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto (the “Guarantors”) and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”). The Notes were offered and sold either to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or to non-U.S. persons outside the United States under Regulation S of the Securities Act.

The Notes mature on June 1, 2031. Interest accrues on the Notes at a rate of 4.50% per annum from May 20, 2021, and interest is payable semiannually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The first interest payment date is December 1, 2021. The Company may redeem all or part of the Notes at any time on or after June 1, 2026 at established redemption prices. At any time prior to June 1, 2026, the Company may also redeem up to 40.0% of the Notes using the proceeds from certain equity offerings at a redemption price equal to 104.50% of the principal amount. At any time prior to June 1, 2026, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption, plus a “make-whole premium.” If the Company sells certain assets or experiences specific kinds of changes in control in connection with a ratings decline, the Company will be required to make an offer to purchase the Notes.

The Indenture contains customary terms and covenants, including that upon certain events of default occurring and continuing, either the Trustee or certain holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding may declare the entire principal amount of all the Notes, and the interest accrued on such Notes, to be immediately due and payable.

The Company has various relationships with the initial purchasers. Certain of the initial purchasers and their affiliates have engaged, and may in the future engage, in investment banking, commercial banking and other financial advisory and commercial dealings with the Company and its affiliates. In addition, certain of the initial purchasers and/or their affiliates are lenders and/or agents under our existing revolving credit facility. These agents and lenders, or their respective affiliates, have received, and may in the future receive, customary fees and expenses for those services. The trustee of our existing 6.500% senior notes due 2025 and 4.625% senior notes due 2028 and the Trustee is an affiliate of one of the initial purchasers and an affiliate of a lender and/or agent under our existing revolving credit facility.

The preceding description of the Indenture and the Notes is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the Indenture and form of the Notes, which are filed as Exhibit 4.1 and Exhibit 4.2, respectively, hereto and are incorporated by reference herein.

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 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





4.1    Indenture, dated May 20, 2021, among Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, each of the guarantors named therein and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee.
4.2    Form of 4.50% Senior Note due 2031 (included in Exhibit 4.1).
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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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: May 20, 2021     By:  

  /s/ Cherrie I. Tsai


  Cherrie I. Tsai

  Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary


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