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Jack in the Box Inc. Announces Refinancing Transaction

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2019-- Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today announced that certain of its subsidiaries intend to complete a refinancing of the company’s existing senior credit facility, which is comprised of a term loan and revolving credit facility, with a new securitized financing facility.

As of April 14, 2019, $315.0 million was outstanding under the term loan, and $739.4 million was outstanding under the revolving credit facility.

The company intends to replace the senior credit facility with a new $1.45 billion securitized financing facility, expected to be comprised of $1.3 billion of senior fixed-rate term notes (the “2019 Notes”) and $150 million of variable funding notes (collectively, the “Notes”).

The net proceeds of the securitized financing facility are expected to be used:

  • to repay all of the existing indebtedness under the senior credit facility,
  • to pay the transaction costs and to fund the reserve accounts associated with the securitized financing facility, and
  • for working capital purposes and for general corporate purposes, which may include a return of capital to the company’s equity holders.

The consummation of the offering is subject to market and other conditions and is anticipated to close in July 2019. However, there can be no assurance that the company will be able to successfully complete the refinancing transaction on the terms described or at all.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other security. The Notes to be offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

About Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. For more information on Jack in the Box, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com.

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Source: Jack in the Box Inc.

Investor Contact:
Carol DiRaimo, (858) 571-2407
Rachel Webb, (858) 571-2683

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