SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 9, 2021
Open Text Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
275 Frank Tompa Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 0A1
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock without par value||OTEX||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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Regulation FD Disclosure
Open Text Corporation (“OpenText”) is furnishing certain unaudited financial measures that are not in accordance with U.S. GAAP (“Non-GAAP”), and certain related reconciliations to the most directly comparable measure under U.S. GAAP, and last twelve months (“LTM”) financial data, which information is included in each respective offering memorandum for the proposed offerings described under 8.01 below. The disclosure is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.
The information set forth in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. In addition, this information shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any filing under the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing.
On November 9, 2021, OpenText issued a press release announcing proposed offerings of $1.0 billion in total aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured fixed rate notes by OpenText and Open Text Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of OpenText and a corporation incorporated under the laws of Delaware (“OTHI”).
OpenText intends to use the substantial portion of the net proceeds from the offerings to (i) redeem in full the outstanding $850 million aggregate principal amount of OpenText’s 5.875% notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) and pay the make-whole premium of $25 million that will be paid in connection with such redemption of the 2026 Notes and (ii) pay related fees and expenses; and OpenText expects to use the balance of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including potential future acquisitions. The aggregate amount of the make-whole premium that will be paid in connection with the redemption of the 2026 Notes and the write-off of approximately $2.5 million (before-tax) of unamortized debt issuance and unamortized premium costs will be reflected as a charge to Other income (expense), net in OpenText’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and recorded in the quarter ended December 31, 2021.
The proposed offerings consist of OpenText’s senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2029 (the “OTC notes”), guaranteed initially on a senior unsecured basis by OpenText’s existing wholly-owned subsidiaries that borrow or guarantee OpenText’s obligations under its existing senior credit facilities, and OTHI’s senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2031 (the “OTHI notes” and collectively with the OTC notes, the “notes”), guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by OpenText and initially guaranteed by OpenText’s existing wholly-owned subsidiaries (other than OTHI) that borrow or guarantee OpenText’s obligations under its existing senior credit facilities. The precise timing, size and terms of the offerings (including the size of each offering) are subject to market conditions and other factors. The press release announcing the proposed offerings is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2, and is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.
The notes and related guarantees will not be registered under the Securities Act. The notes and related guarantees may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), except to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes and related guarantees will be offered in Canada under available prospectus exemptions.
This filing shall not constitute a notice of redemption under the indenture governing the 2026 Notes, dated as of May 31, 2016. Any such notice, if made, will only be made in accordance with the provisions of the indenture governing the 2026 Notes. There can be no assurances as to whether OpenText will actually implement any such redemption.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Disclosures Regarding Open Text|
|99.2||Press Release dated November 9, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
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.
|OPEN TEXT CORPORATION|
|November 9, 2021||By:|
/s/ Gordon A. Davies
Gordon A. Davies
EVP, CLO and Corporate Development