Agreement, a copy of which is filed as an exhibit to the Exchange Offer
Registration Statement of which this Prospectus is a part.
Following the consummation of the Exchange Offer, holders of the Old Notes
who were eligible to participate in the Exchange Offer but who did not tender
their Old Notes will not have any further registration rights and such Old
Notes will continue to be subject to certain restrictions on transfer.
Accordingly, the liquidity of the market for such Old Notes could be adversely
TERMS OF THE EXCHANGE OFFER
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Prospectus
and in the Letter of Transmittal, the Obligors will accept any and all Old
Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City
time, on the Expiration Date. The Obligors will issue $1,000 original
principal amount at maturity of New Notes in exchange for each $1,000 original
principal amount at maturity of outstanding Old Notes accepted in the Exchange
Offer. Holders may tender some or all of their Old Notes pursuant to the
Exchange Offer. However, Old Notes may be tendered only in integral multiples
The form and terms of the New Notes are the same in all material respects as
the form and terms of the Old Notes except that (i) the New Notes have been
registered under the Securities Act and hence will not bear legends
restricting the transfer thereof and (ii) the holders of the New Notes will
not be entitled to certain rights under the Registration Rights Agreement,
including the provisions providing for an increase in the interest rate on the
Old Notes in certain circumstances relating to the timing of the Exchange
Offer, all of which rights will terminate when the Exchange Offer is
terminated. The New Notes will evidence the same debt as the Old Notes and
will be entitled to the benefits of the Indenture. The form and the terms of
the Guaranty are the same in all material respects as the guaranty issued in
connection with the Old Notes.
As of the date of this Prospectus, $163,175,000 aggregate original principal
amount at maturity of Old Notes were outstanding. The Obligors have fixed the
close of business on August 26, 1998 as the record date for the Exchange Offer
for purposes of determining the persons to whom this Prospectus and the Letter
of Transmittal will be mailed initially.
Holders of Old Notes do not have any appraisal or dissenters' rights under
the Delaware General Corporation Law or the Indenture in connection with the
Exchange Offer. The Obligors intend to conduct the Exchange Offer in
accordance with the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules
and regulations of the Commission thereunder.
The Obligors shall be deemed to have accepted validly tendered Old Notes
when, as and if the Obligors have given oral or written notice thereof to the
Exchange Agent. The Exchange Agent will act as agent for the tendering holders
for the purpose of receiving the New Notes from the Obligors.
If any tendered Old Notes are not accepted for exchange because of an
invalid tender, the occurrence of certain other events set forth herein or
otherwise, the certificates for any such unaccepted Old Notes will be
returned, without expense, to the tendering holder thereof as promptly as
practicable after the Expiration Date.
Holders who tender Old Notes in the Exchange Offer will not be required to
pay brokerage commissions or fees or, subject to the instructions in the
Letter of Transmittal, transfer taxes with respect to the exchange of Old
Notes pursuant to the Exchange Offer. The Obligors will pay all charges and
expenses, other than transfer taxes in certain circumstances, in connection
with the Exchange Offer. See "--Fees and Expenses."
EXPIRATION DATE; EXTENSIONS; AMENDMENTS
The term "Expiration Date" shall mean 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on
October 6, 1998, unless the Obligors, in their sole discretion, extend the
Exchange Offer, in which case the term "Expiration Date" shall mean the latest
date and time to which the Exchange Offer is extended.