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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K 
 
 
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2018
 

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Kraton Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
001-34581
20-0411521
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.) 
 
15710 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300
Houston, TX 77032
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
281-504-4700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
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Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨


 
 
 


Item 8.01
Other Events.
On May 14, 2018, Kraton Corporation (the “Company”) announced the commencement by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kraton Polymers LLC (“Kraton LLC”) and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation (together with Kraton LLC, the “Issuers”), of a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the Issuers’ outstanding 10.500% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “10.5% Senior Notes”). In connection with the Tender Offer, the Issuers intend to call for redemption any 10.5% Senior Notes that remain outstanding following the Tender Offer in accordance with their terms.
Concurrently with the commencement of the Tender Offer, the Company has also announced (i) the commencement of an offering (the “Notes Offering”) by the Issuers of €290.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 (the “New Notes”) and (ii) its intention for Kraton LLC to borrow an additional $90.0 million in incremental U.S. dollar denominated term loans (the “Incremental Term Loans”) under the Company’s existing senior secured term loan facility (the “Term Loan Facility”) on terms substantially similar to the U.S. dollar denominated term loans currently outstanding under the Term Loan Facility, in each case, subject to customary conditions.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering and the borrowings of the Incremental Term Loans, together with borrowings under the Company’s asset-based revolving credit facility and/or cash on hand, to pay the consideration and accrued and unpaid interest in connection with the Tender Offer, and fees and expenses for the refinancing.
A copy of the press release announcing the commencement of the Tender Offer is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein. A copy of the press release announcing the Notes Offering and Incremental Term Loans is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The New Notes and the related subsidiary guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This report does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the foregoing securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, sale or purchase would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This report also does not constitute an offer to purchase any 10.5% Notes or notice of redemption under the optional redemption provisions of the indenture governing any series of notes.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
Press Release, dated May 14, 2018, announcing the commencement of the Tender Offer.
 
 
Press Release, dated May 14, 2018, announcing the Notes Offering and Incremental Term Loans.




SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
KRATON CORPORATION
 
 
 
Date:
May 14, 2018
/s/ Stephen E. Tremblay
 
 
Stephen E. Tremblay
 
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

KRATON CORPORATION ANNOUNCES A CASH TENDER OFFER FOR ANY AND ALL OF THE OUTSTANDING 10.500% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2023

HOUSTON, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/-Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) (the “Company”) today announced the commencement by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kraton Polymers LLC (“Kraton LLC”) and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation (together with Kraton LLC, the “Issuers”), of a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the Issuers’ outstanding 10.500% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 50077D AC8 (144A) / U50102 AB5 (Reg. S); ISIN No. US50077DAC83 (144A) / USU50102AB51 (Reg. S)) (the “Notes”). The Tender Offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase and the accompanying Notice of Guaranteed Delivery, dated May 14, 2018 (collectively, the “Offer to Purchase”).
The pricing terms for the Tender Offer are set forth below.
Title of Note
CUSIP No. / ISIN (144A)
CUSIP No. / ISIN
(Reg S)
Principal Amount Outstanding
Tender Offer Consideration (1)
10.500% Senior Notes due 2023
50077D AC8 / US50077DAC83
U50102 AB5 / USU50102AB51
$440,000,000
$1,107.66

(1) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase. Tendering holders will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on such purchased Notes from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Settlement Date (as defined below).
The Tender Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 18, 2018, unless extended or earlier terminated by us (such date and time, as it may be extended or earlier terminated, the “Expiration Date”). Tenders of Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer may be validly withdrawn at or prior to the earlier of (i) the Expiration Date or (ii) if the Tender Offer is extended, 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the 10th business day after the commencement of the Tender Offer, but not thereafter; provided, that Notes tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer may also be validly withdrawn in the event the Tender Offer has not been consummated within 60 business days after commencement.
Payment for any Notes that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase (including Notes delivered under the guaranteed delivery procedures) will be made promptly following the Expiration Date (such date, the “Settlement Date”). We expect the Settlement Date to occur on or around May 25, 2018, the fifth business day following the Expiration Date.
The Tender Offer will be financed using the net proceeds from the Financing Transactions (defined below) and consummation of the Tender Offer is conditioned on, among other things, (i) the completion of an offering of senior unsecured notes by the Issuers and the borrowing by Kraton LLC of additional U.S. dollar denominated term loans under the Company’s existing senior secured term loan facility for proceeds sufficient, together with borrowings under the Company’s existing asset-based revolving credit facility and/or cash on hand, to pay the consideration and accrued and unpaid interest in connection with the Tender Offer (including the Redemption (as defined below) and, if applicable, the Satisfaction and Discharge (as defined below)) and fees and expenses for the refinancing (collectively, the “Financing Transactions”), and (ii) the satisfaction of certain other customary conditions. The Issuers reserve the right, subject to applicable law, to (i) waive any and all conditions to the Tender Offer, (ii) extend or terminate the Tender Offer or (iii) otherwise amend the Tender Offer in any respect.



Exhibit 99.1

In connection with the commencement of the Tender Offer, the Issuers also intend to issue a conditional notice of redemption calling for the redemption of any and all Notes not purchased upon completion of the Tender Offer (the “Redemption”). Such Redemption will be made under and in accordance with the indenture governing the Notes (as amended and supplemented, the “Indenture”). The redemption date will be June 13, 2018. The redemption price will include a “make-whole” premium as calculated and provided for under the Indenture, and accrued and unpaid interest will be paid to the redemption date as provided in the Indenture. In addition, we may satisfy and discharge the Notes pursuant to the terms of the Indenture as soon as the Settlement Date (the “Satisfaction and Discharge”). Notwithstanding such redemption notice, Notes that are validly tendered, not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer will be purchased under the Tender Offer.
The Issuers have retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse (USA) LLC to act as dealer managers in connection with the Tender Offer. Questions may be directed to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at (212) 270- 9375 or toll free at (866) 834-4666 or to Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC collect at (212) 538-2147 or toll free at (800) 820-1653, respectively. The Issuers retained D.F. King & Co., Inc. to act as the information agent and tender agent for the Tender Offer. Questions and requests for additional documents may be directed to D.F. King at (877) 361-7966 (toll free) or (212) 269-5550 (collect) or by email: kra@dfking.com.
The Tender Offer is being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, which contains detailed information concerning the terms of the Tender Offer. Holders of Notes are urged to read these documents carefully before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer. Holders of Notes must make their own decisions as to whether to tender any or all of their Notes. Copies of the Offer to Purchase (including the accompanying Notice of Guaranteed Delivery) are available at the following web address: www.dfking.com/kra.
None of the Offer to Purchase or any related documents have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority, nor has any such commission or authority passed upon the fairness or merits of the Tender Offer or upon the accuracy or adequacy of the Offer to Purchase or any related documents. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful and may be a criminal offense.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities, shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, and shall not constitute a notice of redemption.
None of the Issuers, the Company, their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, their respective boards of directors, officers or employees, the dealer managers or the tender and information agent is making any recommendations as to whether or not you should tender your Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements in this press release contain forward-looking statements. This press release includes forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, beliefs, expectations, and current views with respect to, among other things, our ability to consummate the Financing Transactions, and the use of the proceeds therefrom to fund the Tender Offer, the Redemption and the Satisfaction and Discharge. Forward-looking statements are characterized by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “may,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “foresees” or “future.”



Exhibit 99.1

All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management’s current expectations and estimates, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, including but not limited to “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” therein, and in our other filings with the Commission, and include, but are not limited to, risks related to: the Company’s ability to repay its indebtedness and risks associated with incurring additional indebtedness; the Company’s reliance on third parties for the provision of significant operating and other services; conditions in, and risks associated with operating in, the global economy and capital markets; fluctuations in raw material costs; limitations in the availability of raw materials; competition in the Company’s end-use markets; and other factors of which we are currently unaware or deem immaterial. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update such information in light of new information or future events.
For Further Information:
H. Gene Shiels 281-504-4886



Exhibit
Exhibit 99.2

KRATON CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES AND ADDITIONAL TERM LOAN BORROWINGS AS PART OF A REFINANCING OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS

HOUSTON, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/-Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) (the “Company”) today announced that Kraton Polymers LLC (“Kraton LLC”) and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiaries (together, the “Issuers”), intend to offer €290.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”), subject to market and customary conditions. The Notes will be general unsecured obligations of the Issuers and will be guaranteed by the Company and certain of the Issuers’ wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries that guarantee the U.S. dollar denominated borrowings under the Company’s existing senior credit facilities and outstanding senior notes.
The Company also announced its intention for Kraton LLC to borrow an additional $90.0 million in incremental U.S. dollar denominated term loans (the “Incremental Term Loans”) under the Company’s existing senior secured term loan facility (the “Term Loan Facility”) on terms substantially similar as the U.S. dollar denominated term loans currently outstanding under the Term Loan Facility.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes and the borrowings of the Incremental Term Loans, together with borrowings under the Company’s existing asset-based revolving credit facility and/or cash on hand, to pay the consideration and accrued and unpaid interest in connection with the previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of the Issuers’ outstanding 10.500% senior notes due 2023 (the "10.5% Notes") and fees and expenses for the refinancing. In connection with the commencement of the Tender Offer, the Issuers intend to call for redemption any 10.5% Notes that remain outstanding following the Tender Offer.
The Notes and related subsidiary guarantees will be offered, and sold, to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to persons outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The offer and sale of the Notes and related guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the foregoing securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, sale or purchase would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
This press release also does not constitute an offer to purchase any of the 10.5% Notes or a notice of redemption under the optional redemption provisions of the indenture governing any series of notes.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements in this press release contain forward-looking statements. This press release includes forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, beliefs, expectations, and current views with respect to, among other things, our intention to offer the Notes, borrow the Incremental Term Loans or borrow under the Company’s asset-based revolving credit facility, and the use of proceeds therefrom to fund the tender offer and related redemption. Forward-looking statements are characterized by the use of words such as



Exhibit 99.2

“outlook,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “may,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “foresees” or “future.”
All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management’s current expectations and estimates, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, including but not limited to “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” therein, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and include, but are not limited to, risks related to: the Company’s ability to repay its indebtedness and risks associated with incurring additional indebtedness; the Company’s reliance on third parties for the provision of significant operating and other services; conditions in, and risks associated with operating in, the global economy and capital markets; fluctuations in raw material costs; limitations in the availability of raw materials; competition in the Company’s end-use markets; and other factors of which we are currently unaware or deem immaterial. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update such information in light of new information or future events.
For Further Information:
H. Gene Shiels 281-504-4886