PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 20, 2014) — Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN) announced yesterday that it has completed a term securitization transaction involving the issuance of $425 million of asset-backed notes. Sierra Timeshare 2014-1 Receivables Funding LLC issued $328 million of A rated notes and $97 million of BBB rated notes. The notes were backed by vacation ownership loans and had coupons of 2.07% and 2.42%, respectively, for an overall weighted average coupon of 2.15%. The advance rate for this transaction was 88%.
Sierra Timeshare 2014-1 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
One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,490 franchised hotels and over 645,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 107,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of 191 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 907,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,800 associates globally. For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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