Hertz Global Holdings Announces Pricing of Private Offering of $1.06 Billion Medium Term Rental Car Asset Backed Notes

Feb 04, 2016, 17:37 ET from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

ESTERO, Fla., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz Global" or the "Company") today announced that Hertz Vehicle Financing II LP ("HVF II"), a wholly owned special purpose subsidiary of the Company, priced $1.06 billion in aggregate principal amount of Series 2016-1 Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D (the "Series 2016-1 Notes"), and Series 2016-2 Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D (the "Series 2016-2 Notes" and, together with the Series 2016-1 Notes, the "Notes").  The Company utilizes the HVF II securitization platform to finance its U.S. rental car fleet.

The expected maturities of the Series 2016-1 Notes and the Series 2016-2 Notes are March 2019 and March 2021, respectively.  The Series 2016-1 Notes are comprised of approximately $332,902,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.32% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class A, $81,187,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.72% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class B, $25,152,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class C, and $26,549,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.73% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class D.  The Series 2016-2 Notes are comprised of approximately $425,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class A, $103,648,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.94% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class B, $32,111,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.99% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class C, and $33,894,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.97% Rental Car Asset Backed Notes, Class D.  The Class B Notes of each series are subordinated to the Class A Notes of such series. The Class C Notes of each series are subordinated to the Class A Notes and the Class B Notes of such series. The Class D Notes of each series are subordinated to the Class A Notes, the Class B Notes and the Class C Notes of such series.  The Class D Notes will be retained by HVF II or conveyed to an affiliate of HVF II.

The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes generally are expected to be used (i) to make loans to Hertz Vehicle Financing LLC, a wholly owned special purpose subsidiary of the Company, and/or (ii) to repay a portion of the outstanding principal amount of HVF II's Series 2013-A Variable Funding Notes and HVF II's Series 2014-A Variable Funding Notes, as well as other series of notes issued by HVF II, from time to time.  The offering is expected to close on February 11, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes or any other securities, nor will there be any sale of the Notes or any other securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The Notes will be sold in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and, solely in the case of the Class A Notes, the Class B Notes and the Class C Notes, to investors outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.  None of the Notes will be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and the Notes 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 the securities laws of any applicable state or other jurisdiction.

About the Company

The Company, through its subsidiary The Hertz Corporation ("Hertz"), operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in more than 10,000 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is one of the largest worldwide airport general use car rental companies with more than 1,600 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,400 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition.  Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation ("HERC"), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with more than 275 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about the Company, visit: www.hertz.com.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release include "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's liquidity and its possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of its business strategies. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "project," "potential," "anticipate," "intend," " plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may," "would," "should," "could," "forecasts" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in these circumstances. The Company believes these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative, that may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

Among other items, such factors could include: the effect of the debt markets on the offering; the Company's ability to satisfy the closing conditions to the offering; any claims, investigations or proceedings arising as a result of the restatement of our previously issued financial results; our ability to remediate the material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting; the effect of our proposed separation of HERC and ability to obtain the expected benefits of any related transaction; levels of travel demand, particularly with respect to airline passenger traffic in the United States and in global markets; significant changes in the competitive environment, including as a result of industry consolidation, and the effect of competition in our markets on rental volume and pricing, including on our pricing policies or use of incentives; an increase in our fleet costs as a result of an increase in the cost of new vehicles and/or a decrease in the price at which we dispose of used vehicles either in the used vehicle market or under repurchase or guaranteed depreciation programs; occurrences that disrupt rental activity during our peak periods; our ability to achieve and maintain cost savings and efficiencies and realize opportunities to increase productivity and profitability; our ability to accurately estimate future levels of rental activity and adjust the size and mix of our fleet accordingly; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and the availability to us of additional or continued sources of financing for our revenue earning equipment and to refinance our existing indebtedness; our ability to integrate the car rental operations of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. ("Dollar Thrifty") and realize operational efficiencies from the acquisition; our ability to maintain access to third-party distribution channels, including current or favorable prices, commission structures and transaction volumes; the operational and profitability impact of the divestitures that we agreed to undertake in order to secure regulatory approval for the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty; an increase in our fleet costs or disruption to our rental activity, particularly during our peak periods, due to safety recalls by the manufacturers of our vehicles and equipment; changes to our senior management team; a major disruption in our communication or centralized information networks; financial instability of the manufacturers of our vehicles and equipment, which could impact their ability to perform under agreements with us and/or their willingness or ability to make cars available to us or the rental car industry on commercially reasonable terms; any impact on us from the actions of our franchisees, dealers and independent contractors; our ability to maintain profitability during adverse economic cycles and unfavorable external events (including war, terrorist acts, natural disasters and epidemic disease); shortages of fuel and increases or volatility in fuel costs; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and complete dispositions; our ability to maintain favorable brand recognition; costs and risks associated with litigation and investigations; risks related to our indebtedness, including our substantial amount of debt, our ability to incur substantially more debt and increases in interest rates or in our borrowing margins; our ability to meet the financial and other covenants contained in our Senior Credit Facilities, our outstanding unsecured Senior Notes and certain asset-backed and asset-based arrangements; changes in accounting principles, or their application or interpretation, and our ability to make accurate estimates and the assumptions underlying the estimates, which could have an effect on earnings; changes in the existing, or the adoption of new laws, regulations, policies or other activities of governments, agencies and similar organizations where such actions may affect our operations, the cost thereof or applicable tax rates; the effect of tangible and intangible asset impairment charges; our exposure to uninsured claims in excess of historical levels; fluctuations in interest rates and commodity prices; and our exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.  Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.



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