PRA Group Announces Pricing of Offering of $400.0 Million of 8.875% Senior Notes due 2030

BY PR Newswire | CORPORATE | 05/15/24 04:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va., May 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ --?PRA Group, Inc. (the "Company"), a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, announced today the pricing on May 15, 2024 of its offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.875% Senior Notes due 2030 (the "notes"), in a private transaction that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The offering of the notes is expected to close on or about May 20, 2024, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

(PRNewsfoto/PRA Group)

The notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each of the Company's existing and future domestic subsidiaries that is a borrower or guarantor under the Company's North American Credit Agreement.

PRA Group (PRAA) intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay approximately $396.0 million of its outstanding borrowings under its North American revolving credit facility (the "North American Revolver"). The Company intends to subsequently use borrowings under the North American Revolver on or about September 1, 2024 to redeem its $298.0 million of 7.375% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 senior notes") and to pay accrued and unpaid interest thereon, if any.

The notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This announcement is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. Any offer of these securities will be made only by means of a private offering memorandum. The offer and sale of the notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, the notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. This announcement does not constitute a notice of redemption of the 2025 senior notes or satisfaction and discharge of the related indenture or an obligation to issue a notice of redemption. Any such notice will be given in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing our 2025 senior notes.

About PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA)
As a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA) returns capital to banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in the Americas, Europe and Australia. With thousands of employees worldwide, PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA) companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt.

About Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made herein that are not historical in nature, including PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) or its management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon management's current beliefs, estimates, assumptions and expectations of PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) future operations and financial and economic performance, taking into account currently available information. These statements are not statements of historical fact or guarantees of future performance, and there can be no assurance that anticipated events will transpire or that the Company's expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known to PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA) Actual events or results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including risk factors and other risks that are described from time to time in PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) annual reports on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its current reports on Form 8-K, which are available through PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) website and contain a detailed discussion of PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) business, including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results.

Due to such uncertainties and risks, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today. Information in this press release may be superseded by more recent information or statements, which may be disclosed in later press releases, subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise. Except as required by law, PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA) assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in PRA Group, Inc.'s (PRAA) expectations with regard thereto or to reflect any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such forward-looking statements are based, in whole or in part.

Investor Contact:
Najim Mostamand, CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations
(757) 431-7913

News Media Contact:
Elizabeth Kersey
Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Policy
(757) 641-0558

Cision View original content to download multimedia:


In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.