PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-May-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart”) announced today (May 19, 2017) that it intends, subject to market and other customary conditions, to offer $1,350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior first lien notes due 2025 (the “senior first lien notes”) and $650 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the “senior notes” and, together with the senior first lien notes, the “notes”) in a private offering.
PetSmart intends to use the gross proceeds from the offering, together with proceeds of an approximately $1,000 million equity contribution by PetSmart’s existing investor group and cash on hand, to finance the consummation of the previously announced proposed acquisition of Chewy, Inc. and to pay the related fees and expenses.
The offering of the notes will be made in a private transaction in reliance upon an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in the United States only to investors who are “qualified institutional buyers,” as that term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act, or to non-U.S. persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes and the related guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will there be any sale of any of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Certain statements included in this press release (including statements related to the proposed offering) may be considered “forward-looking” statements,” which are based on information available to PetSmart on the date of this release. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the following words: “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “will,” “should” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve various risks and uncertainties. PetSmart cannot assure you that future developments affecting PetSmart will be those that have been anticipated. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global, regional or local economic, business, competitive, market regulatory and other factors, many of which are beyond PetSmart’s control, as well as other risks. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events that could cause PetSmart’s actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all of them. PetSmart may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. PetSmart’s forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, investments or other strategic transactions PetSmart may make (including the proposed acquisition of Chewy, Inc.). PetSmart undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.
PetSmart, Inc. is North America’s leading provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as 205 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with nonprofits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.3 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*.
*Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold. The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S.
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