NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) announced the commencement of an offering of (i) $740.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured first lien notes due 2033 (the “Notes”) and (ii) 650,000 shares of Series A Fixed-Rate Reset Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”). The Notes will be senior secured first lien obligations of NRG and will be guaranteed by each of NRG’s current and future subsidiaries that guarantee indebtedness under NRG’s credit agreement. The Preferred Shares will have a $1,000 liquidation preference per share and will not be guaranteed by NRG’s current and future subsidiaries.
NRG intends to use the net proceeds from these offerings to partially fund the purchase price of its previously announced acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (“Vivint”), pursuant to the previously disclosed Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated December 6, 2022, by and among NRG, a subsidiary of NRG and Vivint, and to pay fees and expenses relating to the Acquisition.
The Notes, related guarantees and the Preferred Shares are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and, outside the United States, to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes, related guarantees and the Preferred Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell any security, including the Notes and the Preferred Shares, nor a solicitation for an offer to purchase any security, including the Notes and the Preferred Shares. NRG does not intend to file a registration statement for the resale of the Notes or the Preferred Shares.
NRG Energy is a leading energy and home services company powered by people and our passion for a smarter, cleaner, and more connected future. A Fortune 500 company operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions that help people, organizations, and businesses achieve their goals while also advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice.
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