Los Angeles – December 9, 2019 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) (the “Company”) is initiating an offering, subject to market and other conditions, of $400 million of Senior Notes due 2027 (the “Notes”). The Company intends to use the proceeds from this offering to repay all amounts outstanding under its existing five-year senior secured revolving credit facility and to pay expenses and fees in connection therewith and for general corporate purposes. In addition, the Company intends to enter into a new $650 million five-year senior secured revolving credit facility in connection with the closing of the offering.
The Notes will be offered and sold to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” pursuant to Rule 144A and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Company and will rank equally in right of payment with any of the Company’s existing and future senior indebtedness and senior in right of payment to any of its future subordinated indebtedness. Certain of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries (each, a “Subsidiary Guarantor”) will guarantee obligations under the Notes with guarantees that will rank equally in right of payment with any of the existing and future senior indebtedness of each such Subsidiary Guarantor and senior in right of payment to any future subordinated indebtedness of such Subsidiary Guarantor.
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 absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
This press release will not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes or any other securities, and will not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with clients to design their organizational structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their workforce. And, we help professionals navigate and advance their careers.
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