LOS GATOS, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today announced the pricing of an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% senior notes due 2021 (the "Notes"). The Notes are being offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on February 1, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Interest on the Notes will accrue at a rate of 5.375% per year, and will be payable in cash semi-annually in arrears, beginning on August 1, 2013.
The Notes will mature on February 1, 2021, unless earlier repurchased or redeemed. Holders may require Netflix to repurchase their Notes upon the occurrence of certain change of control events at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any.
Netflix will use approximately $225 million of the net proceeds from this offering to redeem its outstanding 8.50% senior notes due 2017, including expenses associated with such redemption, pursuant to the make-whole provision in the indenture governing such notes, and intends to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any of the foregoing securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.