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): October 28, 2021
SONIC AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|4401 Colwick Road|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 566-2400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||SAH||New York 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).
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Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 13, 2021, Sonic Automotive, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a conditional notice of redemption to the holders of the Company’s 6.125% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2027, Series B (the “6.125% Notes”), notifying such holders that the Company intended to redeem all of the 6.125% Notes on October 28, 2021. The redemption of the 6.125% Notes was conditioned on the successful completion of the offering of the Company’s 4.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and 4.875% Senior Notes due 2031, which occurred on October 27, 2021.
On October 28, 2021, the Company redeemed the 6.125% Notes (the “Redemption”) pursuant to the terms of the indenture governing the 6.125% Notes (the “Indenture”). In connection with the Redemption, on October 28, 2021, the Company satisfied and discharged all of the Company’s remaining obligations under the Indenture.
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.
|SONIC AUTOMOTIVE, INC.|
|October 29, 2021||By:||/s/ STEPHEN K. COSS|
|Stephen K. Coss|
|Senior Vice President and General Counsel|