HA Hawaiian

Filed: 15 Jan 21, 4:48pm

Washington, D.C. 20549



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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

January 15, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

3375 Koapaka Street, Suite G-350
Honolulu, HI 96819
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(808) 835-3700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common StockHANASDAQ Global Select Market

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On January 15, 2021 (the “PSP Closing Date”), Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (“Hawaiian”), a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into a Payroll Support Program Extension Agreement (the “PSP Extension Agreement”) with the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) with respect to the Payroll Support Program Extension (the “PSP Extension”) under Subtitle A of Title IV of Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “PSP Extension Law”). In connection with its entry into the PSP Extension Agreement, on the PSP Closing Date, the Company entered into a Warrant Agreement (the “Warrant Agreement”) with Treasury, and Hawaiian issued a promissory note to Treasury (the “Note”), with the Company as guarantor of Hawaiian’s obligations thereunder.

PSP Extension Agreement

Pursuant to the PSP Extension Agreement, Treasury is to provide Hawaiian with financial assistance to be paid in installments (each, an “Installment”) expected to total in the aggregate approximately $167.5 million, to be used exclusively for the purpose of continuing to pay employee salaries, wages and benefits, including the payment of lost wages, salaries and benefits, to certain Returning Employees (as defined below). The first Installment, in the amount of approximately $83.75 million (representing 50% of the current expected total payment), was disbursed by Treasury on January 15, 2021. The remaining Installments are anticipated to be paid as follows: (i) 50% of the current expected total payment anticipated in the first quarter of 2021 and (ii) a possible final payment based on any adjustments by Treasury to the initial expected total payment.

Under the PSP Extension Agreement, Hawaiian, on behalf of itself and the Company, agreed to (i) refrain from conducting involuntary furloughs or reducing employee rates of pay or benefits through March 31, 2021, (ii) recall any employees who were subject to an involuntary termination or furlough between October 1, 2020 and the date of the PSP Extension Agreement pursuant to a recall notice and compensate employees who elect to return to employment pursuant to such recall notice (“Returning Employees”) for lost salary, wages and benefits for the period between December 1, 2020 and the date of the PSP Extension Agreement, (iii) limit executive compensation through October 1, 2022 and (iv) suspend payment of dividends and stock repurchases through March 31, 2022. The PSP Extension Agreement also imposes certain Treasury-mandated reporting obligations on Hawaiian and the Company. Finally, Hawaiian is required to continue to provide air service to markets served prior to March 1, 2020 until March 1, 2022, to the extent determined reasonable and practicable by the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”).

Promissory Note

The Note issued by Hawaiian to Treasury has an initial principal amount of $0.0, subject to an increase equal to 30% of the amount of each additional Installment disbursed under the PSP Extension Agreement after the PSP Closing Date, provided that no increase to the Note principal amount shall occur until the aggregate principal amount of any disbursements under the PSP Extension Agreement is greater than $100 million, and includes a guarantee of Hawaiian’s obligations by the Company. Assuming disbursement of all scheduled Installments pursuant to the PSP Extension Agreement of approximately $167.5 million, the Note will have a total principal amount of approximately $20.3 million.

The Note has a ten-year term and bears interest at a rate per annum equal to 1% until the fifth anniversary of the PSP Closing Date, and thereafter bears interest at a rate equal to the secured overnight financing rate plus 2% until the tenth anniversary of the PSP Closing Date, which interest is payable semi-annually beginning on March 31, 2021. The Note may be prepaid at any time, without penalty. Within 30 days of the occurrence of certain change of control triggering events, Hawaiian is required to prepay the aggregate amount outstanding under the Note. The Note specifies certain events of default, including non-payment of principal or interest, inaccuracy of representations and warranties, non-compliance with covenants, cross-acceleration and cross-payment default of other indebtedness amounting to $10.0 million or greater, bankruptcy or insolvency, entry of judgment liens (not covered by insurance) exceeding $10.0 million, or non-monetary judgments reasonably expected to have a material adverse effect on Hawaiian.

Warrant Agreement and Warrants

As compensation to the U.S. government for the provision of financial assistance under the PSP Extension Agreement, and pursuant to the Warrant Agreement, the Company has agreed to issue to Treasury warrants (each, a “Warrant”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Warrant Shares”) at an exercise price of $17.78 per share (“Exercise Price”), which was the closing price of the Company’s common stock on December 24, 2020. Pursuant to the Warrant Agreement, (a) on the PSP Closing Date, the Company did not issue to Treasury a Warrant to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock and (b) on the date of each increase of the principal amount of the Note in connection with the disbursement of an additional Installment under the PSP Extension Agreement, the Company will issue to Treasury a Warrant for a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to 10% of such increase of the principal amount of the Note, divided by the Exercise Price. Assuming the disbursement of all scheduled Installments pursuant to the PSP Extension Agreement, the total number of Warrant Shares issuable to Treasury is anticipated to be 113,940. The Warrants are non-voting, freely transferable, may be settled as net shares or in cash at the Company’s option, expire five years from the date of issuance, and contain registration rights and customary anti-dilution provisions.

Any issuance of the Warrants under the Warrant Agreement is pursuant to an exemption from registration provided for under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) as transactions not involving a public offering. Any issuance of Warrant Shares upon exercise of the Warrants will be exempt as an exchange by the Company exclusively with its security holders eligible for exemption under Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act.

Amendment to Loan and Guarantee Agreement

On January 15, 2021 (the “Amendment Date”), Hawaiian entered into an Amendment to Loan and Guarantee Agreement, dated as of the Amendment Date (the “Amendment”), which amended the Loan and Guarantee Agreement dated as of September 25, 2020 (as amended and restated on October 23, 2020, the “Previous Credit Agreement,” and, the Previous Credit Agreement, as amended by the Amendment, the “Amended Credit Agreement”), among Hawaiian, as the borrower, the Company, the guarantors party thereto from time to time, Treasury, and the Bank of New York Mellon, as administrative agent and collateral agent. The Amended Credit Agreement, among certain other things, (i) extends the initial lender’s loan commitment termination date from March 26, 2021 to May 28, 2021, and (ii) amends the definition of “Warrants” to include the Warrants issued to Treasury pursuant to the PSP Extension Agreement.

The foregoing summary of these agreements is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by such agreements, copies of which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a later date.

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

The information described under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

The information described under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations and plans with respect to participation in the PSP Extension and the terms and conditions of the agreements entered into in connection therewith. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “will,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are also intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which may cause outcomes to be materially different from any expected outcomes, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: the effectiveness of the Company’s cost cutting plans; the continuing and developing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on the demand for air travel; the expected duration of the State of Hawai‘i and local mandated quarantine requirements, the pre-travel COVID-19 test alternative and the potential imposition of further restrictions on travel in the future; the Company’s dependence on tourist travel; the availability of aircraft fuel, aircraft parts and personnel; the Company’s ability to continue to generate sufficient cash; changes in the Company’s future capital needs; and other macroeconomic, political and regulatory developments.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions described above also include the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed from time to time in the Company’s other public filings and public announcements, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.

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.
Dated: January 15, 2021 
 By:/s/ Shannon L. Okinaka
  Name:Shannon L. Okinaka
  Title:Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer