Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), announced today the pricing of R$275,000,000 (US$145,966,033) of its Brazilian- real denominated senior unsecured 10.25% Notes due 2016 (the “notes”). The notes mature on July 13, 2016 and are guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of Arcos Dorados’ subsidiaries. The notes sold in the offering will be issued at a price to the public of 102.529% plus accrued interest for the period from and including January 13, 2012 up to but excluding April 24, 2012. The notes were offered in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes offering is expected to close on April 24, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.
The proceeds from the sale of the notes will be used by the Company for capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction. The notes and related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act, or any applicable state securities laws, and will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Unless so registered, the notes and related guarantees may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.