SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):
April 18, 2019
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
File No. 001-13595
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1900 Polaris Parkway
Im Langacher 44
CH Greifensee, Switzerland
43240 and 8606
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 1-614-438-4511 and +41-44-944-22-11
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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On April 18, 2019, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Note Purchase Agreement with the accredited institutional investors named therein (the “Agreement”). Pursuant to the Agreement, on June 25, 2019 the Company will issue and sell, in a private placement, $75 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.91% Senior Notes due June 25, 2029 (the “2029 Senior Notes”).
The 2029 Senior Notes bear interest at a fixed rate of 3.91% and mature on June 25, 2029. Interest is payable semi-annually on June 25 and December 25 of each year, beginning on December 25, 2019.
The Company may at any time prepay the 2029 Senior Notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to: 100% of the principal amount thereof; plus accrued and unpaid interest; plus, in some instances, a “make-whole” prepayment premium. In the event of a change in control (as defined in the Agreement) of the Company, the Company may be required to offer to prepay the 2029 Senior Notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest.
The Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants for agreements of this type including, among others, limitations on the Company and its subsidiaries with respect to incurrence of liens and priority indebtedness, disposition of assets, mergers, and transactions with affiliates. The Agreement also requires the Company to maintain a consolidated interest coverage ratio of more than 3.5 to 1.0 and a consolidated leverage ratio of less than 3.5 to 1.0. The Agreement contains customary events of default with customary grace periods, as applicable.
The 2029 Senior Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company. The Company may use the proceeds from the sale of the 2029 Senior Notes to refinance existing indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes.
The foregoing description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
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.
METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.
April 18, 2019
/s/ Michelle M. Roe
Michelle M. Roe