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): September 7, 2021
Waste Connections, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
6220 Hwy 7, Suite 600
Ontario L4H 4G3
(Address of principal executive
Registrant’s telephone number,
including area code: (905) 532-7510
(Former name or 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|
|Common Shares, no par value||WCN|
New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)
Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”)
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
On September 7, 2021, Waste Connections, Inc. (“Waste Connections” or the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with BofA Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), relating to the public offering (the “Offering”) by Waste Connections of $650,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.200% Senior Notes due 2032 (the “2032 Notes”) and $850,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.950% Senior Notes due 2052 (together with the 2032 Notes, the “Notes”).
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company and customary conditions to closing, obligations of the parties and termination provisions. Additionally, the Company has agreed to indemnify the Underwriters against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or to contribute to payments the Underwriters may be required to make because of any of those liabilities.
The Offering has been registered under the Securities Act, pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-259244), as supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement, dated September 7, 2021, relating to the Notes (together with the accompanying base prospectus, dated September 1, 2021, the “Prospectus Supplement”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on September 7, 2021.
As more fully described under the caption “Underwriting” in the Prospectus Supplement, from time to time, certain of the Underwriters and their affiliates have engaged in, and may in the future engage in, investment banking and other commercial dealings in the ordinary course of business with the Company or its affiliates. They have received, or may in the future receive, customary fees and commissions for these transactions.
The summary of the Underwriting Agreement in this report does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On September 7, 2021, Waste Connections issued a press release announcing the launch of the Offering. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
On September 7, 2021, Waste Connections issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Information
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”), including “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. These forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance and reflect Waste Connections’ current beliefs and expectations regarding future events, including the completion of the Offering. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the words “plans,” “may,” “might,” “will, ” “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “intends,” “could,” “should,” “anticipates” or other words of similar meaning, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. All of the forward-looking statements included in this document are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the PSLRA and applicable securities laws in Canada. Forward-looking statements involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those indicated by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risk factors detailed in the Prospectus Supplement, which is a part of the Registration Statement, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and those risk factors set forth from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the SEC and the securities commissions or similar regulatory authorities in Canada. The closing of the Offering is subject to market conditions and a number of other conditions and approvals. The final terms may vary as a result of such market and other conditions. There can be no assurance that the Offering will be completed as described herein or at all. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Waste Connections undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements set forth in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following exhibits are being filed herewith:
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated as of September 7, 2021, by and among Waste Connections, Inc. and BofA Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated September 7, 2021, announcing the launch of the Offering.|
|99.2||Press Release, dated September 7, 2021, announcing the pricing of the Offering.|
|104||The cover page of Waste Connections, Inc. on Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL.|
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.
|WASTE CONNECTIONS, INC.|
|Date: September 8, 2021||By:||/s/ Mary Anne Whitney|
|Mary Anne Whitney|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|