Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) today announced the pricing of $900 million principal amount of 7.500% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “notes”). The principal amount of the offering was increased from the previously announced offering size of $750 million. The notes are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The sale of the notes is expected to close on May 15, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The notes will accrue interest payable semiannually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year, beginning on November 15, 2020, at a rate of 7.500% per year. The notes will be guaranteed by one of Uber’s subsidiaries, Rasier, LLC, as of the closing date, and thereafter will be guaranteed by all of Uber’s domestic restricted subsidiaries that are or become borrowers or guarantors under its 2016 senior secured term loan B facility. The notes and the guarantees will be Uber’s and the guarantors’ general unsecured senior obligations.
Uber intends to use the net proceeds from this offering primarily for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.
The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the expected closing of the offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the offering. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “will,” or similar expressions and the negatives of those words. Forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Uber expects. These risks and uncertainties include market risks, trends and conditions. These and other risks are more fully described in Uber’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the section titled “Risk Factors” in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. In light of these risks, you should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent Uber’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Uber disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. Uber is a technology platform that uses a massive network, leading technology, operational excellence and product expertise to power movement from point A to point B. We develop and operate proprietary technology applications supporting a variety of offerings on our platform. We connect consumers with independent providers of ride services for ridesharing services, and connect consumers with restaurants and food delivery service providers for meal preparation and delivery services. We also connect consumers with public transportation networks, e-bikes, e-scooters and other personal mobility options. We use this same network, technology, operational excellence and product expertise to connect shippers with carriers in the freight industry. We are also developing technologies that will provide autonomous driving vehicle solutions to consumers, networks of vertical take-off and landing vehicles and new solutions to solve everyday problems.
Our technology is available in 69 countries around the world, principally in the United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia (excluding China and Southeast Asia).