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): March 14, 2018
CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio||44870-5259|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number (419) 626-0830
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement
On March 14, 2018, Cedar Fair, L.P. (Cedar Fair or the Borrower) entered into Amendment No. 1 (the Amendment Agreement) to the amended and restated credit agreement dated as of April 13, 2017 among the Borrower, Magnum Management Corporation (Magnum), Canadas Wonderland Company (Cedar Canada) and Millennium Operations LLC (Millennium, and, collectively with Cedar Fair, Magnum and Cedar Canada, the Borrowers), the lenders from time to time party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, and the other parties thereto (as amended, restated, modified and supplemented from time to time, the Credit Agreement).
The Amendment Agreement amended the Credit Agreement to, among other things, in respect of the U.S. term B loans thereunder (the Repriced Term Loans), (i) reduce the applicable margin on base rate borrowings from 1.25% to 0.75% and (ii) reduce the applicable margin on eurodollar borrowings from 2.25% to 1.75%. All other material terms and provisions of the Repriced Term Loans remain substantially the same as the terms and provisions in place for the existing U.S. term B loans immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Amendment Agreement.
In addition, in the event that, within six months of the effective date of the Amendment Agreement, the Repriced Term Loans are amended to reduce the interest rate applicable thereto or are refinanced with the proceeds of term loans with a lower yield than that applicable to the Repriced Term Loans, such prepayment or amendment shall be accompanied by a premium equal to 1% of the principal amount of Repriced Term Loans subject to such repricing transaction. Thereafter, the Borrower will be permitted to prepay any of the Repriced Term Loans at any time without penalty or premium (subject to LIBOR redeployment costs).
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment Agreement (and the Credit Agreement attached as an exhibit thereto), a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The financial institutions party to the Amendment Agreement and the Credit Agreement and their respective affiliates perform various financial advisory, investment banking and commercial banking services from time to time for Cedar Fair and its affiliates, for which they receive customary fees.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On March 14, 2018, Cedar Fair issued a press release announcing the entry into the Amendment Agreement and the repricing of its U.S. term B loans. Cedar Fair hereby incorporates by reference the information in its press release, dated March 14, 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Amendment No. 1, dated March 14, 2018, among Cedar Fair, L.P., Magnum Management Corporation, Canadas Wonderland Company and Millennium Operations LLC, as borrowers, the several lenders from time to time party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent and the other parties thereto.
|99.1||Text of press release issued by Cedar Fair, L.P. on March 14, 2018, announcing the entry into Amendment No. 1 and the repricing of its U.S. term B loans.|
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.
|Date: March 14, 2018||CEDAR FAIR, L.P.|
|By: Cedar Fair Management, Inc., General Partner|
|Brian C. Witherow|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|