UNITED STATES 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

WASHINGTON, DC 20549 


FORM 8-K 

CURRENT REPORT 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the 

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2019 

Commission File Number 001-36501 

 

THE MICHAELS COMPANIES, INC. 

A Delaware Corporation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS Employer

Identification No. 37-1737959

 

 

8000 Bent Branch Drive 

Irving, Texas  75063 

(972) 409-1300 


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.06775 par value

MIK

Nasdaq Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Notes Offering and Notes Indenture

On July 8, 2019 (the “Closing Date”), Michaels Stores, Inc. (the Issuer), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of The Michaels Companies, Inc., completed the issuance and sale of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.000% Senior Notes due 2027 (the Notes). The Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture, dated July 8, 2019, among the Issuer, certain subsidiaries of the Issuer, as guarantors (the “Guarantors”), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Indenture”).  The Notes will mature on July 15, 2027 and will bear interest at a rate of 8.000% per year, with interest payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on January 15, 2020.

The net proceeds from the offering and sale of the Notes, together with cash on hand, are being used to redeem the Issuers outstanding 5.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 (the “Senior Subordinated Notes”).

The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior unsecured basis by each of the Issuer’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries that guarantee the Issuer’s senior secured credit facilities or certain capital markets indebtedness. The Notes are general, unsecured obligations of the Issuer, and the guarantees of the Notes are general, unsecured obligations of the Guarantors. They (i) rank equally in right of payment with all of the Issuer’s and the Guarantors’ existing and future senior indebtedness, including borrowings under the senior secured credit facilities, (ii) are effectively subordinated to any of the Issuer’s and the Guarantors’ existing and future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such secured indebtedness, including borrowings under the senior secured credit facilities, (iii) are structurally subordinated to all of the liabilities of the Issuer’s subsidiaries that are not guaranteeing the Notes, and (iv) are senior in right of payment with all of the Issuer’s and the Guarantors’ existing and future subordinated indebtedness.

At any time prior to July 15, 2022 the Issuer may redeem (a) up to 40% of the Notes with the gross proceeds from certain equity offerings at a redemption price of 108.000% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the redemption date and (b) all or part of the Notes at 100.000% of the principal amount plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the redemption date and a customary make-whole premium. Thereafter, the Issuer may redeem all or part of the Notes at annually declining redemption premiums until July 15, 2024, at and after which date the redemption price will be equal to 100.000% of the principal amount redeemed, plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the date of redemption.

Upon the occurrence of  a change of control, as defined in the Indenture, the holders of the Notes will have the right to cause the Issuer to repurchase some or all of the Notes at 101.000% of the aggregate principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date.

Subject to certain exceptions and qualifications, the Indenture contains covenants that, among other things, limit the Issuer’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries, including the Guarantors, to:

 

 

 

incur additional indebtedness or issue certain disqualified stock or preferred stock;

 

 

 

create liens;

 

 

 

pay dividends or make distributions or redeem or repurchase equity;

 

 

 

prepay subordinated debt or make certain investments, loans, advances and acquisitions;

 

 

 

transfer or sell assets;

 

 

 

engage in consolidations, amalgamations or mergers, or sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of their assets; and

 

 

 

enter into certain transactions with affiliates.

The Indenture also provides for events of default which, if any of them occurs, would require or permit the principal of and accrued interest on the Notes to become or to be declared due and payable.

The foregoing description of the Notes is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Indenture, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.02

Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.  

On the Closing Date, the Issuer deposited (or caused to be deposited) funds with the Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, the trustee for the Senior Subordinated Notes, in an amount sufficient to redeem the Senior Subordinated Notes at a redemption price equal to 100.000% of the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Subordinated Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Senior Subordinated Notes to, but excluding, the redemption date of July 29, 2019. In accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the Senior Subordinated Notes, such indenture was satisfied and discharged as of the Closing Date.

 

 

 

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 above under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

 

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Number 

 

Description 

4.1

 

Indenture, dated July 8, 2019, among Michaels Stores, Inc., as Issuer, the guarantors party thereto and U.S. National Bank Association, as trustee. 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

   

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.

   

 

 

 

THE MICHAELS COMPANIES, INC.

 

 

By:

/s/ Denise Paulonis                       

 

 

Denise Paulonis

 

 

Executive Vice President and Chief

Financial Officer

   

   

Date: July 9, 2019