IRVING, Texas, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) (the "Company" or "Vistra Energy") announced today the pricing of an upsized private offering (the "Offering") of $2.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes, consisting of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2024 at a price to the public of 99.807% of their face value (the "2024 Notes") and $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2029 at a price to the public of 99.784% of their face value (the "2029 Notes and together with the 2024 Notes, the "Secured Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Secured Notes will be senior, secured obligations of Vistra Operations Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the "Issuer"). The 2024 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 3.550% per annum, and the 2029 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 4.300% per annum. The Secured Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Issuer's current and future subsidiaries that also guarantee the Issuer's credit agreement. The Secured Notes will be secured by a first-priority security interest in the same collateral that is pledged for the benefit of the lenders under the Issuer's credit agreement, which consists of a substantial portion of the property, assets and rights owned by the Issuer and the subsidiary guarantors as well as the stock of the Issuer. The collateral securing the Secured Notes will be released if the Issuer's senior, unsecured long-term debt securities obtain an investment grade rating from two out of the three rating agencies, subject to reversion if such rating agencies withdraw the investment grade rating of the Issuer's senior, unsecured long-term debt securities or downgrade such rating below investment grade.
The Offering is expected to close on June 11, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
The purpose of the Offering is to prepay certain amounts outstanding under the senior secured term loan under the Issuer's credit agreement and to pay fees and expenses related to the Offering. The Secured Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase securities or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any new securities nor does it constitute an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
About Vistra Energy
Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated power company based in Irving, Texas, combining an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through its retail and generation businesses which include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, Vistra operates in 12 states and six of the seven competitive markets in the U.S., with about 5,275 employees. Vistra's retail brands serve approximately 2.8 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across five top retail states, and its generation fleet totals approximately 40,500 megawatts of highly efficient generation capacity, with a diverse portfolio of natural gas, nuclear, coal, solar and battery storage facilities. The company is currently developing the largest battery energy storage system of its kind in the world – a 300-MW/1,200-MWh system in Moss Landing, California.
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