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): October 25, 2017
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
400 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 300
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
Fourth Amended and Restated Franchisee Loan Facility
On October 25, 2017, Aarons, Inc. (the Company) entered into the Fourth Amended and Restated Loan Facility Agreement and Guaranty with SunTrust Bank, as servicer, and certain other financial institutions as participants (the New Franchisee Loan Facility Agreement). The New Franchisee Loan Facility Agreement amends the Third Amended and Restated Loan Facility Agreement and Guaranty, dated as of April 14, 2014 (as previously amended, the Prior Agreement). Pursuant to this facility, subject to certain terms and conditions, the Companys franchisees can borrow funds guaranteed by the Company. The New Franchisee Loan Facility Agreement amends the Prior Agreement to, among other changes: (i) extend the termination date of the facility from December 7, 2017 to October 24, 2018, (ii) release certain inactive subsidiaries of the Company from their guarantee obligation and (iii) modify certain other terms, covenants, and representations and warranties set forth therein so as to conform to current market standards and make them consistent with the Companys other debt facilities.
The foregoing description of the New Franchisee Loan Facility Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such document, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 2.03.||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.|
The disclosure set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference in response to this Item 2.03.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Fourth Amended and Restated Loan Facility Agreement and Guaranty among Aarons Inc. as sponsor, SunTrust Bank, as servicer, and each of the other lending institutions party thereto as participants, dated October 25, 2017.|
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: October 31, 2017|| |
Steven A. Michaels
Chief Financial Officer,
President of Strategic Operations