Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it is proposing to issue $100 million aggregate principal amount of 9.50% senior unsecured notes due November 2018 in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The Notes are additional notes to the already outstanding $250 million aggregate principal amount of existing 9.50% senior unsecured notes due 2018. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to make partial paydowns of amounts outstanding under certain of its existing revolving credit facilities and certain of its existing capital leases and for general corporate purposes. The net proceeds applied to pay down amounts outstanding under our existing revolving credit facilities would be available for reborrowing.
The Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside the United States, only to non-U.S. investors pursuant to Regulation S. The Notes will not be initially registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from registration requirements or a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any state securities laws.