SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it priced an offering of $625 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.0% senior secured notes due 2019.
Kratos will pay interest on the notes semi-annually on May 15 and November 15 of each year, commencing on November 15, 2014. The notes will mature on May 15, 2019. The notes will be guaranteed on a senior basis by each of Kratos' existing and future domestic restricted subsidiaries. The issue price of the notes is 98.966%. Kratos intends to use the net cash proceeds from this offering to refinance its existing 10% senior secured notes due 2017 and to pay all fees and expenses related thereto. The offering is expected to close on or about May 14, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
The notes are being offered inside the United States to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption under the redemption provisions of the indenture governing our existing senior secured notes. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,700. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, Kratos' ability to complete the announced offering of senior secured notes and Kratos' intentions regarding the use of the net proceeds from the offering. Such statements are only predictions, and Kratos' actual results may differ materially as a result of various factors. Some of such risks, uncertainties and other factors are described in our Form 10-K for the period ended December 29, 2013 and in other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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