PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 25, 2010) — Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) has announced that it has completed a term securitization transaction involving the issuance of $300 million of investment-grade asset-backed notes. Sierra Timeshare 2010-3 Receivables Funding LLC issued $250 million of A rated and $50 million of BBB rated vacation ownership loan backed notes with coupons of 3.51% and 4.44%, respectively. The advance rate for this transaction was 88%.
“Continued strong demand in the asset-backed securities market and the low interest rate environment gave us the opportunity to achieve a higher advance rate and lower interest costs compared with recent transactions,” said Tom Conforti, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “This transaction shows continued support of our Vacation Ownership business and its receivables portfolio.”
Sierra Timeshare 2010-3 Receivables Funding LLC is an indirect subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. The transaction was completed in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S as a placement of securities not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities law. All of such securities having been sold, this announcement of their sale appears as a matter of record only.
About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses approximately 7,160 franchised hotels and approximately 606,800 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to over 80,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 155 vacation ownership resorts serving over 820,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 25,000 employees globally.
Margo C. Happer
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide