HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $250 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2020 (the "Convertible Notes") in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Company expects to grant an option to the initial purchasers to purchase up to an additional $37.5 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Notes. The Convertible Notes are expected to pay interest semiannually and will be convertible into cash, shares of the Company's common stock or a combination thereof, at the Company's election, based on a conversion rate to be determined. The Convertible Notes will mature on December 1, 2020, unless earlier repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date. Prior to September 1, 2020, the Convertible Notes will be convertible only upon the occurrence of certain events and during certain periods, and thereafter, at any time prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date.
In connection with the pricing of the Convertible Notes, the Company intends to enter into one or more privately-negotiated convertible note hedge transactions with one or more of the initial purchasers, their respective affiliates and/or other financial institutions (in this capacity, the "hedge counterparties"). The convertible note hedge transactions will cover, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments, the number of shares of common stock that will initially underlie the Convertible Notes sold in the offering. The Company also intends to enter into one or more separate, privately negotiated warrant transactions with the hedge counterparties relating to the same number of shares of the Company's common stock, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. The warrants evidenced by the warrant transactions will be settled on a net-share or net-cash basis, at the Company's option.