The Company continues to expect to achieve annual synergies of $50 million to $70 million within the first two years of the acquisition.Other Items
- Convertible Debt Repurchases – During the first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately $50 million principal amount of its outstanding 3.5% convertible senior notes due 2014, at a net cash cost of approximately $80 million. The repurchases reduced the Company's diluted shares outstanding by approximately 3 million shares.
- Debt Refinancing – In April, the Company completed an offering of $500 million of 5.5% senior notes due 2023. The Company used proceeds from the offering to purchase, at a premium, $325 million principal amount of its outstanding 9.625% senior notes due 2018 and $25 million principal amount of its outstanding 9.75% notes due 2020.
- European Vehicle-Backed Securitization – In March, the Company entered into a three-year, €500 million (approximately $640 million) European rental fleet securitization program, providing the Company's subsidiaries in Germany, Italy and Spain increased capacity to finance its fleet. This program, which matures in March 2016, replaced the Company's previous €350 million European variable fleet financing facility at more attractive terms.
- Annual Stockholders Meeting – The Company has scheduled its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders for May 22, 2013 in Wilmington, Del. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 25, 2013 will be entitled to vote at the annual meeting.