Barcelona, September 14, 2018: eDreams ODIGEO announced today that it has successfully priced an offering of €425,000,000 Senior Secured Notes (“the new Bond”) due 2023 at a coupon of 5.5%. The debt offering was well received, allowing to price at the tight end of the guidance, further demonstrating the bond market’s support for the Company, its management team and its strategy. The Company received orders from over 100 investors from the US and every major European country in which it operates (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Sweden among others).
This transaction allows the Company to extend the maturity of its debt to five years and gain significant flexibility vs its current financing. In addition, the favourable pricing terms of the new Bond will allow the Company to reduce the coupon of its bond by 300 basis points compared to its existing 8.50% bond due 2021 and save more than €12 million in annual interest resulting in a significant improvement of its free cash flow generation.
The Company has also refinanced its Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility, increasing the size to €175,000,000 from the current €157,000,000, extending its maturity at the same time.
David Elízaga, the CFO, said: “We are very pleased with the strong support we have received from the financial markets. This puts the Company in a much stronger position, with greater flexibility, and reconfirms the strategy and performance of the Company”
eDreams ODIGEO and certain of its subsidiaries will guarantee the new Bond, and the new Bond will be secured by certain assets of eDreams ODIGEO. The settlement date for the offering is expected to be September 25, 2018, and is subject to customary conditions.
The net proceeds of the offering, along with existing cash on balance sheet, are expected to be used, following settlement, to redeem for cancellation all of the outstanding euro-denominated 8.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 issued by eDreams ODIGEO in 2016, in accordance with the terms of such notes, and to pay commissions, fees and other expenses associated with the offering and the redemption.
About eDreams ODIGEO
eDreams ODIGEO is one of the world’s largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses. Under its leading online travel agency brands – eDreams, GO Voyages, Opodo, Travellink, and the metasearch engine Liligo – it offers the best deals in regular flights from more than 575 airlines, hotels, cruises, car rental, dynamic packages, holiday packages and travel insurance to make travel easier, more accessible, and better value for the more than 18.5 million customers it serves across 43 markets. eDreams ODIGEO is listed on the Spanish Stock Market.
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