SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934
September 26, 2017
(Date of earliest event reported)
Wabash National Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its
|(State or other jurisdiction
|1000 Sagamore Parkway South,
|(Address of principal executive offices)
||(Registrant’s telephone number including area|
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of the Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 26, 2017, Wabash
National Corporation (the “Company”) closed its previously announced offering of $325 million in aggregate principal
amount of its 5.50% unsecured senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The sale of the Notes resulted in net proceeds
to the Company of approximately $318.9 million, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discounts and commissions and other
estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use these net proceeds from the Notes to finance a portion of the acquisition
of Supreme Industries, Inc. (the “Acquisition”) and to pay related fees and expenses.
The Notes were issued pursuant
to an indenture dated as of September 26, 2017, by and among the Company, certain subsidiary guarantors named therein (the “Guarantors”)
and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee (the “Indenture”). The Notes will bear interest at the rate
of 5.50% and will pay interest semi-annually in cash in arrears on each April 1 and October 1 of each year, beginning on April
1, 2018. The Notes will mature on October 1, 2025. At any time prior to October 1, 2020, the Company may redeem some or all of
the Notes for cash at a redemption price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes being redeemed plus an applicable
make-whole premium set forth in the Indenture and accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. Prior
to October 1, 2020, the Company may redeem up to 40% of the Notes at a redemption price of 105.50% of the principal amount, plus
accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date, with the proceeds of certain equity offerings so long as
if, after any such redemption occurs, at least 60% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes remains outstanding. On and after
October 1, 2020, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes at redemption prices (expressed as percentages of principal amount)
equal to 102.750% for the twelve-month period beginning on October 1, 2020, 101.375% for the twelve-month period beginning October
1, 2021 and 100.000% beginning on October 1, 2022, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date.
In addition, the Notes are subject to special mandatory redemption in the event that the Company does not consummate the Acquisition
on or prior to March 31, 2018 or, if prior to such date, the Acquisition is abandoned. In such case, the Company shall redeem all
of the Notes, not later than the special mandatory redemption date set forth in the Indenture at a redemption price equal to 100%
of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest from the date of initial issuance to, but excluding, the special
mandatory redemption date. Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined in the Indenture), unless the Company has exercised
its optional redemption right in respect of the Notes, the holders of the Notes will have the right to require the Company to repurchase
all or a portion of the Notes at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid
interest to, but not including, the date of repurchase.
The Notes will be guaranteed
on a senior unsecured basis by all direct and indirect existing and future domestic restricted subsidiaries, subject to certain
restrictions. The Notes and related guarantees will be the Company and the Guarantors’ general unsecured senior obligations
and will be subordinated to all of the Company and the Guarantors’ existing and future secured debt to the extent of the
assets securing that secured obligation. In addition, the Notes will be structurally subordinated to any existing and future debt
of any of the Company’s subsidiaries that are not Guarantors, to the extent of the assets of those subsidiaries.
The Indenture restricts the
Company’s ability and the ability of certain of its subsidiaries to: (i) incur additional indebtedness; (ii) pay
dividends or make other distributions in respect of, or repurchase or redeem, its capital stock or with respect to any other interest
or participation in, or measured by, its profits; (iii) make loans and certain investments; (iv) sell assets; (v) create
or incur liens; (vi) enter into transactions with affiliates; and (vii) consolidate, merge or sell all or substantially
all of its assets. These covenants are subject to a number of important exceptions and qualifications. During any time when the
Notes are rated investment grade by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
and no Default (as defined in the Indenture) has occurred and is continuing, many of such covenants will be suspended and the Company
and its subsidiaries will cease to be subject to such covenants during such period.
The Indenture contains customary
events of default, including payment defaults, breaches of covenants, failure to pay certain judgments and certain events of bankruptcy,
insolvency and reorganization. If an event of default occurs and is continuing, the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued
and unpaid interest, if any, may be declared immediately due and payable. These amounts automatically become due and payable if
an event of default relating to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization occurs.
Copies of the Indenture and
of the form of Notes are filed as Exhibit 4.1 and Exhibit 4.2, respectively, to this Form 8-K and are incorporated herein
by reference. The description of the Indenture and the Notes in this Form 8-K is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by
the terms of the Indenture and the Notes.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation
or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth
under Item 1.01 of this Current Report is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial
Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
||WABASH NATIONAL CORPORATION|
|Date: September 26, 2017
||/s/ Jeffery L. Taylor|
||Jeffery L. Taylor|
||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|