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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): July 7, 2020

 

 

EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware   001-37429   20-2705720

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

1111 Expedia Group Way W.

Seattle, Washington 98119

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, and Zip Code)

 

(206) 481-7200

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

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:

 

¨ Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001  per share EXPE The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Expedia Group, Inc. 2.500% Senior Notes due 2022 EXPE22 New York Stock Exchange

  

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 July 7, 2020, Expedia Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it intends to commence an offering (the “Notes Offering”) of senior unsecured notes of the Company (the “Notes”) in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act, upon the terms of a preliminary private placement offering memorandum, dated as of July 7, 2020 (the “Offering Memorandum”). A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated by reference herein.

 

This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation for an offer to purchase the Notes or any other securities and does not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Notes Offering will be made only by means of the Offering Memorandum.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This report, including the exhibits, contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict, including the Risk Factors identified in the Company’s most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K, the Company’s most recently filed quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and Exhibit 99.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 23, 2020 (File No.: 20809410). The use of words such as “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” and “will,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. However, these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, readers should carefully review the reports and documents the Company files or furnishes from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly its annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press Release, dated July 7, 2020.
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.
   
Dated: July 7, 2020 By:  /s/ Robert J. Dzielak
    Robert J. Dzielak
    Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

Expedia Group, Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes

 

 

SEATTLE, Washington – July 7, 2020 – Expedia Group, Inc. (“Expedia Group” or the “Company”) today announced that it is commencing a private offering of senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”), subject to market and other conditions. Expedia Group currently expects to use the net proceeds to redeem outstanding shares of its 9.5% Series A Preferred Stock after May 5, 2021, when the redemption premium is scheduled to decrease. Depending on business, liquidity and other trends or conditions, however, the Company may elect to use all or part of the proceeds for other general corporate purposes, which may include repaying, prepaying, redeeming or repurchasing other indebtedness in lieu of or pending such redemption.

 

There can be no assurance that the issuance and sale of the Notes will be consummated. The Notes will be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes have not been 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 the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.

 

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes or any other securities and does not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect current expectations and projections about future events, are based on currently available information and are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual results and the timing and outcome of events may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, among others: risks related to the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the significant adverse global impact that it has had on the travel industry and our business; an increasingly competitive global environment, as well as other risks detailed in our public filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and Exhibit 99.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 23, 2020 (File No.: 20809410). Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release may not in fact occur. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on those statements. We are not under any obligation, and do not intend, to publicly or otherwise update, review or revise any forward-looking statement or other statement in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results express or implied by these forward-looking statements will not be realized.

 

 

 

 

About Expedia Group

 

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) helps knock down the barriers to travel, making it easier, more enjoyable, more attainable and more accessible. We are here to bring the world within reach for customers and partners around the globe. We leverage our platform and technology capabilities across an extensive portfolio of businesses and brands to orchestrate the movement of people and the delivery of travel experiences on both a local and global basis. Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, Classic Vacations®, Traveldoo®, VacationRentals.com and SilverRail™.

 

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Media Contacts:

 

Dave McNamee

dmcnamee@expediagroup.com