SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): April 16, 2019 (April 16, 2019)
Warner Music Group Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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New York, NY
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Registrants Telephone number, including area code: (212) 275-2000
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 16, 2019, Warner Music Group Corp. (Warner Music Group) announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary WMG Acquisition Corp. (the Company), it has commenced a private offering of 195,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of additional 3.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the Additional Notes). The original 3.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 were issued in an aggregate principal amount of 250 million on October 9, 2018 (the Original Notes). The Additional Notes and the Original Notes will be treated as the same series for all purposes under the indenture that governs the Original Notes and will govern the Additional Notes.
On April 16, 2019, the Company issued a press release, attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated April 16, 2019, issued by Warner Music Group Corp.|
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.
|WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP.|
|Date: April 16, 2019||By:||/s/ Paul M. Robinson|
|Name:||Paul M. Robinson|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
WMG ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES
LAUNCH OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES OFFERING
NEW YORK, NY, April 16, 2019 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX)
Warner Music Group Corp. (Warner Music Group or WMG) today announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary WMG Acquisition Corp. (the Company), it has commenced a private offering (the Offering) of 195 million aggregate principal amount of additional 3.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the Additional Notes). The original 3.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 were issued in an aggregate principal amount of 250 million on October 9, 2018 (the Original Notes). The Additional Notes and the Original Notes will be treated as the same series for all purposes under the indenture that governs the Original Notes and will govern the Additional Notes.
The Additional Notes will be offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The Additional Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S, each under the Securities Act. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to repurchase, redeem or discharge any and all of its 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the 5.625% Notes) currently outstanding and for general corporate purposes.
The Additional Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
The Company intends to issue a conditional notice of redemption for all of the 5.625% Notes currently outstanding. The redemption will be conditioned upon, among other things, the closing of the Offering. In the event that the conditions specified in the notice of redemption are not satisfied, the redemption will not occur.
This press release is not an offer to sell or purchase nor the solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Warner Music Group
With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin, Warner Bros., Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the worlds leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
This communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding expectations as to the completion of the transactions contemplated by the Offering. The forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements. More information about Warner Music Group and other risks related to Warner Music Group are detailed in Warner Music Groups most recent annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warner Music Group does not undertake an obligation to update forward-looking statements.
Warner Music Group maintains an Internet site at www.wmg.com. Warner Music Group uses its website as
a channel of distribution of material Company information. Financial and other material information regarding Warner Music Group is routinely posted on and accessible at http://investors.wmg.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about Warner Music Group by enrolling your email address through the email alerts section at http://investors.wmg.com. Warner Music Groups website and the information posted on it or connected to it shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this communication.
Additional factors that may affect future results and conditions are described in Warner Music Groups filings with the SEC, which are available at the SECs web site at www.sec.gov or at Warner Music Groups website at www.wmg.com.
Telephone Contact: (212) 275-2213
Email Contact: James.Steven@wmg.com
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