QUINCY, Ill., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) ("Titan" or the "Company") today announced the completion of its previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding $50,388,000 aggregate principal amount of the 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "Senior Secured Notes due 2020"). The Company redeemed the notes at a price of $1,034.38 for each $1,000 principal amount of notes redeemed, or approximately $52.1 million in total, plus approximately $0.8 million of unpaid interest accrued to the redemption date. The Company did not incur any early termination penalties in connection with the redemption of the Senior Secured Notes due 2020 beyond the premium reflected in the redemption price described above.
The completion of the redemption discharges the Indenture, dated October 7, 2013 (the "2020 Senior Secured Notes Indenture"), among Titan, the Guarantors party thereto (the "Guarantors"), and U.S. Bank National Association as the Trustee and the Collateral Trustee (collectively, the "Trustee"), under which the Senior Secured Notes due 2020 were issued, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated November 20, 2017 among Titan, the Guarantors and the Trustee (the "First Supplemental Indenture") and the Discharge Supplemental Indenture (the "Discharge Supplemental Indenture") dated as of November 20, 2017 among the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee. The 2020 Senior Secured Notes Indenture was filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 7, 2013, and the First Supplemental Indenture and the Discharge Supplemental Indenture were filed as Exhibits 4.3 and 4.4, respectively, to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 20, 2017.
In connection with this transaction, Titan will record expenses of approximately $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. These expenses relate primarily to the redemption premium of $34.38 per $1,000 principal amount of the Senior Secured Notes due 2020 and unamortized deferred financing fees. The expenses in connection with this transaction, along with expenses associated with the previously announced tender offer, are expected to total approximately $18.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
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Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is a leading global manufacturer of off-highway wheels, tires, assemblies, and undercarriage products. Headquartered in Quincy, Illinois, the Company globally produces a broad range of products to meet the specifications of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket customers in the agricultural, earthmoving/construction, and consumer markets. For more information, visit www.titan-intl.com.
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