SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 11, 2012
R EYNOLDS A MERICAN I NC .
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
401 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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As previously reported in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Reynolds American Inc. ( RAI ) on February 27, 2012 (the Prior 8-K ), on February 24, 2012, RAI entered into a Term Loan Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Citibank, N.A., as Syndication Agent, Fifth Third Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada and The Bank of Nova Scotia, as Documentation Agents, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, CitiGroup Global Markets Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabanc, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners, and various other lending institutions party thereto (the Term Loan ). The Term Loan provides for an unsecured delayed draw term loan facility, with a maximum aggregate borrowing amount of up to $750 million. RAIs obligations under the Term Loan are unsecured and are guaranteed by certain of RAIs subsidiaries, including its Material Subsidiaries (as defined in the Term Loan).
On April 11, 2012, RAI borrowed the entire $750 million amount under the Term Loan. The borrowed amount will initially bear interest at the rate of 2%. RAI anticipates using the proceeds of the Term Loan for general corporate purposes of RAI and its subsidiaries, which may include: helping pay at maturity debt securities of RAI and its subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., maturing in 2012; making payments under the master settlement agreement with various states resolving state health-care cost claims; and/or purchasing shares under RAIs share repurchase program. The Term Loan matures on December 28, 2012, and may be prepaid at any time without penalty or premium, subject to the payment of any Eurodollar breakage costs, if applicable.
The Term Loan and the subsidiary guaranty related thereto are summarized in more detail in the Prior 8-K, are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to the Prior 8-K, and are incorporated herein by reference. The summaries of the provisions of these exhibits are qualified in their entirety by reference to such exhibits.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 12, 2012
|REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC.|
/s/ McDara P. Folan, III
|Name:||McDara P. Folan, III|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary|