Medallion Financial Corp.
Medallion Financial Corp. (TAXI), a specialty finance company that originates and services loans in various niche industries (the “Company”), announced today the pricing of $27.5 million in aggregate principal amount of 9.000% Notes due 2021 (the “Notes”). Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. are acting as joint bookrunning managers in this offering.
The Notes will mature on April 15, 2021. Interest will accrue from April 15, 2016 and will be payable quarterly in arrears on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning on July 15, 2016.
The Notes will rank senior in right of payment to any of the Company’s indebtedness that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the Notes, including the Company’s Fixed/Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes issued on June 7, 2007; equal in right of payment to any of the Company’s unsecured indebtedness that is not so subordinated; effectively junior in right of payment to any of the Company’s secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness; and structurally junior to all indebtedness and other liabilities (including trade payables) of the Company’s subsidiaries.
The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to April 15, 2020 (twelve months before maturity). The Company may redeem for cash all or any portion of the Notes, at its option, on or after April 15, 2020 at a redemption price equal to the greater of 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed and the discounted present value of such Notes, discounted at the corresponding U.S. Treasury rate plus 50 basis points, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date.
The Company intends to apply to list the Notes on The NASDAQ Global Select Market and expects trading to commence thereon within 30 days of the first original issue date of the Notes under the symbol “TAXIL.”
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to make loans and other investments in portfolio companies and for general corporate purposes, including repaying borrowings under its revolving credit facilities in the ordinary course of business and expanding its operations.
The securities described above are being offered by the Company pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 23, 2016. A preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus have been filed with the SEC in connection with the offering, copies of which, may be obtained from: (i) Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. by calling 1-800-966-1559, by mail at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Attention: Capital Markets, 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; and (ii) Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. by calling 1-866-805-4128, or by email at email@example.com. Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the Company before investing. The prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus contain a description of these matters and other important information about the Company and should be read carefully before investing.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the shares referred to in this press release 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 such state or jurisdiction.
About Medallion Financial Corp.
Medallion Financial Corp. is a specialty finance company that originates and services loans in various commercial industries, and its wholly-owned portfolio company, Medallion Bank, also originates and services consumer loans. The Company and its subsidiaries have lent approximately $7 billion to small businesses.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the Company’s proposed securities offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds of the offering. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions and no assurance can be given that the securities offering discussed above will be consummated on the anticipated terms or at all. Completion of the securities offering and the terms thereof are subject to numerous factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, without limitation, market conditions and failure of customary closing conditions. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
For Medallion Financial Corp:
Andrew M. Murstein, President
Larry D. Hall, CFO
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Harry Zlokower/Dave Closs, 1-212-863-4193
Medallion Financial Corp. Announces Pricing of $27.5 Million of Notes Due 2021