PARSIPPANY, N.J., (Sept. 16, 2010) — Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) has announced the pricing of the public offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes due February 1, 2018. The senior unsecured notes offering is expected to close on September 20, 2010. Wyndham Worldwide intends to use the aggregate net proceeds from the offering to reduce outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
The senior unsecured notes will bear interest at a rate of 5.75% per year payable semi–annually on February 1 and August 1 of each year, commencing February 1, 2011. The notes were offered to the public at a price of 99.949% of principal amount.
“With interest rates at historic lows, the timing of this bond offering is excellent. This debt issuance is a continuation of our ongoing efforts to achieve an optimal capital structure within an investment grade profile,” said Tom Conforti, Chief Financial Officer, Wyndham Worldwide.
Banc of America Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBS Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the notes offering. Interested parties may obtain a written prospectus for the notes offering from any of Banc of America Securities LLC, 100 West 33rd Street, New York, New York, 10001, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone toll-free at 1-800-294-1322; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 100 Plaza One, Floor 2, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-3901, telephone toll-free at 1-800-503-4611 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attention: High Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor, telephone collect at 1-212-834-4533; or RBS Securities Inc., 600 Washington Blvd., Stamford, Connecticut, 06901, Attention: Debt Capital Markets Syndicate, telephone toll-free at 1-866-884-2071.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any offer of the securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, forming a part of the effective registration statement, the applicable prospectus supplement and other related documents.
About Wyndham Worldwide
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 and 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.
This press release contains statements that constitute “forward–looking statements,” including with regard to Wyndham Worldwide’s offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds therefrom. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. No assurance can be given that the securities offering discussed above will be consummated on the terms described or at all. Consummation of the offering is subject to closing conditions, many of which are beyond the control of Wyndham Worldwide. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
SOURCE Wyndham Worldwide Corporation