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) May 18, 2021
BEST BUY CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
7601 Penn Avenue South
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (612) 291-1000
(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
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.10 par value per share
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).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if 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.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 18, 2021, Best Buy Co., Inc. (“Best Buy” or the “registrant”) entered into a $1.25 billion five-year senior unsecured revolving credit facility agreement (the “Five-Year Facility Agreement”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“ JPMorgan ”), as administrative agent, and a syndicate of banks (collectively, the “ Lenders ”). The Five-Year Facility Agreement will replace the previous $1.25 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Previous Facility”), with a syndicate of banks, including JPMorgan acting as administrative agent. The Previous Facility, which was scheduled to expire in April 2023, was terminated on May 18, 2021. The Five-Year Facility Agreement permits borrowings of up to $1.25 billion and terminates in May 2026. No amounts are currently outstanding under the Five-Year Facility Agreement. The Five-Year Facility Agreement contains substantially the same terms as the Previous Facility except that the quarterly interest coverage ratio covenant contained in the Previous Facility has been removed and certain other covenant exceptions have been adjusted.
The interest rate under the Five-Year Facility Agreement is variable and, barring certain events of default, is determined at the registrant’s option as: (i) the sum of (a) the greatest of (1) JPMorgan’s prime rate, (2) the greater of the federal funds effective rate and the overnight bank funding rate plus, in each case, 0.5%, and (3) the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate, subject to certain adjustments (“ LIBOR ”) plus 1%, and (b) a variable margin rate (the “ ABR Margin ”); or (ii) the LIBOR plus a variable margin rate (the “ LIBOR Margin ”). In addition, a facility fee is assessed on the commitment amount. The ABR Margin, LIBOR Margin and the facility fee are based upon the registrant’s current senior unsecured debt rating. Under the Five-Year Facility Agreement, the ABR Margin ranges from 0.00% to 0.225%, the LIBOR Margin ranges from 0.805% to 1.225%, and the facility fee ranges from 0.070% to 0.150%.
The Five-Year Facility Agreement is guaranteed by certain specified subsidiaries of the registrant and contains customary affirmative and negative covenants. Among other things, these covenants restrict the registrant’s and certain of its subsidiaries’ ability to incur liens on certain assets, make material changes in corporate structure or materially alter the nature of its business, dispose of material assets, engage in mergers, consolidations and certain other fundamental changes, or engage in certain transactions with affiliates. The Five-Year Facility Agreement also contains a covenant that requires the registrant to maintain a maximum quarterly cash flow leverage ratio. The Five-Year Facility Agreement contains customary default provisions, including, but not limited to, failure to pay interest or principal when due and failure to comply with covenants.
Some of the Lenders and/or their affiliates have other business relationships with the registrant involving the provision of financial and banking-related services, including cash management, loans, foreign exchange contracts, letters of credit and bank guarantee facilities, investment banking and trust services.
The foregoing description of the Five-Year Facility Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Five-Year Facility Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
The description in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated in its entirety into this Item 1.02 by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following are filed as Exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Description of Exhibit
Five-Year Credit Agreement dated as of May 18, 2021, among Best Buy Co., Inc., the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Lenders, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
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.
BEST BUY CO., INC.
Date: May 20, 2021
/s/ TODD G. HARTMAN
Todd G. Hartman
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer and Secretary