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URI United Rentals

Filed: 13 Aug 21, 4:21pm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 13, 2021

 

UNITED RENTALS, INC.

UNITED RENTALS (NORTH AMERICA), INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-14387 06-1522496
     
Delaware 001-13663 86-0933835
(State or other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
 (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

100 First Stamford Place, Suite 700  
   
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
   
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 622-3131

 

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value URI NYSE

 

 
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Co-Registrant PreCommencement Tender Offerfalse
Co-Registrant PreCommencement Issuer Tender Offerfalse
Emerging growth companyfalse

 

 

 

  

Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

$750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.750% Senior Notes due 2032

 

On August 13, 2021, United Rentals (North America), Inc. (“URNA”) completed an offering of $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.750% Senior Notes due 2032 (the “Notes”). The Notes were sold pursuant to United Rentals, Inc. (“URI”) and URNA’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-258291) (the “Registration Statement”) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act as supplemented by the final prospectus supplement, dated as of July 30, 2021, and filed with the SEC on August 2, 2021.

 

The Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of August 13, 2021 (the “Indenture”), among URNA, URI, certain domestic subsidiaries of URNA (the “Subsidiary Guarantors” and, together with URI, the “Guarantors”), and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee.

 

The Notes mature on January 15, 2032 and bear interest at a rate of 3.750% per year payable semi-annually in cash in arrears on January 15 and July 15 of each year. The first such interest payment will be made on January 15, 2022.

 

The Notes are senior obligations of URNA and rank equally with all of its existing and future senior indebtedness, effectively junior to any of its existing and future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness and senior in right of payment to any of its existing and future subordinated indebtedness.

 

The Notes are guaranteed on a senior basis by the Guarantors. The guarantees are senior obligations of the Guarantors and rank equally in right of payment with all of their existing and future senior indebtedness, effectively junior to any of their existing and future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness and senior in right of payment to any of their existing and future subordinated indebtedness. The Notes are not guaranteed by URNA’s foreign subsidiaries or unrestricted subsidiaries.

 

URNA may redeem some or all of the Notes, at its option, at any time on or after July 15, 2026, at the following redemption prices (expressed as percentages of principal amount), plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the applicable redemption date, if redeemed during the twelve-month period beginning on July 15 of each of the years indicated below:

 

Year Redemption Price 
2026  101.875%
2027  101.250%
2028  100.625%
2029 and thereafter   100.000%

 

At any time prior to July 15, 2026, URNA may, at its option, redeem some or all of the Notes at a price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. In addition, at any time on or prior to July 30, 2024, URNA may, at its option, on one or more occasions, redeem up to 40.0% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings at a price equal to 103.750% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. Upon the occurrence of certain change of control events during a period when the change of control offer to purchase provisions under the Indenture apply, URNA must offer to repurchase the Notes at a price of 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the purchase date.

 

The Indenture governing the Notes contains certain covenants applicable to URNA and its restricted subsidiaries, including limitations on: (1) liens and (2) mergers, consolidations and sale of assets. The Indenture governing the Notes also contains requirements relating to additional subsidiary guarantors. Each of these covenants is subject to important exceptions and qualifications. In addition, the requirements to provide subsidiary guarantees and to make an offer to repurchase the notes upon the occurrence of a change of control will not apply to URNA and its restricted subsidiaries during any period when the Notes are rated investment grade by both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or, in certain circumstances, another rating agency selected by URNA, provided at such time no default under the Indenture has occurred and is continuing.

 

 

 

 

The Indenture provides for customary events of default, including the following (subject to any applicable cure period): nonpayment, breach of covenants in the Indenture, payment defaults under or acceleration of certain other indebtedness, failure to discharge certain judgments and certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization. If an event of default occurs or is continuing, the trustee, acting at the direction of holders of at least 30% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding, may declare the principal of, premium, if any, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to be due and payable immediately.

 

The description above is qualified in its entirety by the Indenture (including the Form of Note for the Notes), which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this current report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01. 

 

Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

Information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

Item 8.01Other Events.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

In connection with the Notes offering, on July 30, 2021, URNA and the Guarantors entered into an underwriting agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as representative of the several underwriters named therein, relating to the sale of the Notes (the “Underwriting Agreement”). A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Also in connection with the Notes offering, URI and URNA are filing an opinion of their outside counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, regarding the validity of the Notes as Exhibit 5.1 to this Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

URI and URNA hereby incorporate Exhibits 1.1, 4.1, 5.1 and 23.1 into the Registration Statement.

 

Exhibits        
Exhibit 1.1     Underwriting Agreement for the Notes, dated as of July 30, 2021, among URNA, URI, each of URNA’s subsidiaries named therein and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as representative of the several Underwriters named therein. 
   
Exhibit 4.1 Indenture for the Notes, dated as of August 13, 2021, among URNA, URI, each of URNA’s subsidiaries named therein and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee (including the Form of Note for the Notes).
   
Exhibit 5.1   Opinion of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP relating to the Notes.
Exhibit 23.1 Consent of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
   
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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: August 13, 2021 

 

   UNITED RENTALS, INC.
  
   By:/s/ Joli L. Gross
   Name:Joli L. Gross
   Title:  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 
         
   UNITED RENTALS (NORTH AMERICA), INC.
   
   By:/s/ Joli L. Gross
   Name:Joli L. Gross
   Title:  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary