ATLANTA, April 22, 2020 – Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) (the “Company” or “Delta”) today announced that it intends to commence a private offering to eligible purchasers of $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2025 (the “Notes”), subject to market and other conditions. The Company also announced it intends to enter into a new $1.5 billion Term Loan B facility due 2023 (the “New Credit Facility”) concurrently with the closing of the offering of the Notes.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes and borrowings under the New Credit Facility for general corporate purposes and to bolster its liquidity position. The final terms and amounts of the Notes and the New Credit Facility are subject to market and other conditions, and may be materially different than expectations. The offering of the Notes is not contingent upon the closing of the New Credit Facility.
The Notes and New Credit Facility will be pari passu obligations secured on a first priority basis by a diverse pool of slots, gates and routes collateral comprised of domestic slots at New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia and Reagan National Airport, slots at Heathrow, London routes, other European and Latin American routes.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The notes are being offered in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in an offering exempt from registration in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any applicable state securities laws. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.