Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DNB), a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, announced today that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (the “Issuer”), has commenced an offering of $460.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”) in a private offering (the “Offering”), subject to market and other conditions. The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each of the Issuer’s subsidiaries that guarantees indebtedness under the Issuer’s senior secured credit facilities and senior secured notes.
The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering and cash on hand to (i) fund the Redemption (as defined below) and (ii) pay related fees, costs, premiums and expenses.
Concurrently with the Offering and pursuant to the terms of the indenture (the “Indenture”) governing the Issuer’s 10.250% senior notes due 2027 (the “Existing Notes”) the Issuer will deliver a conditional notice of redemption to holders of the Existing Notes to redeem in full the Existing Notes (the “Redemption”). The Redemption will be conditioned upon, among other requirements, the consummation of the Offering which shall have resulted in aggregate gross proceeds to the Issuer of at least $460.0 million. There can be no assurances as to when and if the Offering will be completed or such conditions satisfied and the Issuer may waive the conditions at its discretion.
The Notes and related guarantees are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and outside the United States only to non-U.S. investors pursuant to Regulation S. The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from registration requirements or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any state securities laws.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
Nothing in this press release should be construed as a notice to redeem any Existing Notes. Any such notice will be made separately pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of the Indenture governing the Existing Notes.
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