KRA Kraton

Filed: 7 Dec 20, 7:35am





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): December 7, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-34581 20-0411521

(State or other jurisdiction

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15710 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300

Houston, Texas

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Common Stock, par value $0.01 KRA New York Stock Exchange

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Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

Kraton Corporation (the “Company”) is furnishing certain last twelve months (“LTM”) financial data, which information will be included in the offering memorandum for the proposed offering described under Item 8.01 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The disclosure is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On December 7, 2020, the Company announced that Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiaries (together, the “Issuers”), intend to offer $400.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the “New Notes”), subject to market and customary conditions.

The Issuers intend to use the net proceeds from the offering of the New Notes, together with cash on hand or borrowings under the Company’s asset-based revolving loan facility, to redeem all of their outstanding 7.000% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “7.0% Senior Notes”) and to pay related fees and expenses of the refinancing.

Pursuant to the terms of the indenture governing the 7.0% Senior Notes, the Issuers intend to issue a conditional notice of redemption to redeem the outstanding 7.0% Senior Notes. The redemption will be conditional upon successful completion of the offering of the New Notes.

A copy of the press release announcing the offering of the New Notes is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.

This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the foregoing securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, sale or purchase would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This report also does not constitute a notice of redemption under the optional redemption provisions of the indenture governing any series of notes.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





99.1  LTM Financial Data.
99.2  Press Release, dated December 7, 2020.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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: December 7, 2020   

/s/ Atanas H. Atanasov

   Atanas H. Atanasov
   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer