Ceridian Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Unsecured Convertible Notes
Minneapolis, MN, March 1, 2021
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (“Ceridian” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CDAY) (TSX:CDAY), a global human capital management software company, announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured convertible notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) in a private offering (the “Offering”) to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Ceridian also expects to grant the initial purchasers of the Notes a 13-day option to purchase up to an additional $75 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes.
The Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of the Company, and will bear interest payable semi-annually in arrears. The Notes will be convertible into cash, shares of the Company’s common stock, or a combination thereof, at the Company’s election. The offering price, interest rate, conversion rate and other terms of the Notes are to be determined upon pricing of the Offering.
In connection with the pricing of the Notes, Ceridian expects to enter into privately negotiated capped call transactions with one or more of the initial purchasers and/or their respective affiliates and/or other financial institutions (the “option counterparties”). The capped call transactions will cover, subject to anti-dilution adjustments substantially similar to those applicable to the Notes, the number of shares of the Company’s common stock initially underlying the Notes sold in the Offering. The capped call transactions are generally expected to reduce potential dilution to the Company’s common stock upon any conversion of the Notes and/or offset any potential cash payments Ceridian is required to make in excess of the principal amount of converted notes, as the case may be, with such reduction or offset subject to a cap.
Ceridian has been advised that, in connection with establishing their initial hedges of the capped call transactions, the option counterparties or their respective affiliates expect to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock and/or enter into various derivative transactions with respect to the Company’s common stock concurrently with or shortly after the pricing of the Notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of the Company’s common stock or the Notes at that time. In addition, Ceridian expects that the option counterparties or their respective affiliates may modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to the Company’s common stock and/or by purchasing or selling shares of the Company’s common stock or other securities of the Company in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the Notes and from time to time prior to the maturity of the Notes (and are likely to do so following any conversion of the Notes, any repurchase of the Notes by the Company on any fundamental change repurchase date, any redemption date or any other date on which the Notes are retired by the Company, in each case if the Company exercises its option to terminate the relevant portion of the capped call transactions). This activity could also cause or avoid an increase or a decrease in the market price of the Company’s common stock or the Notes, which could affect the ability of noteholders to convert the Notes and, to the extent the activity occurs following a conversion or during any observation period related to a conversion of the Notes, it could affect the number of shares, if any, and value of the consideration that noteholders will receive upon conversion of the Notes.
Ceridian intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of the Offering of the Notes to pay the cost of the capped call transactions. If the initial purchasers exercise their option to purchase additional Notes, Ceridian expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of such additional Notes to enter into additional capped call transactions. Ceridian intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the Offering (i) to repay $295.0 million principal amount under the Company’s senior credit facilities and pay related accrued interest and (ii) for general corporate purposes, which may include potential investments in businesses or acquisitions of companies that Ceridian may identify in the future.
The Notes will only be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act. The Notes and the shares of the Company’s common stock potentially issuable upon conversion of the Notes, if any, have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. The Offering is being conducted in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the private offering memorandum. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes or any shares of the Company’s common stock potentially issuable upon conversion of the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.
Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™.
Ceridian is a global human capital management software company. Dayforce, our flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management functionality. Our platform is used to optimize management of the entire employee lifecycle, including attracting, engaging, paying, deploying, and developing people. Ceridian has solutions for organizations of all sizes.
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