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Form 8-K for DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP, INC.


15-Nov-2011

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Fi


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 15, 2011, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. ("DPS") issued an aggregate of $500 million of senior unsecured notes consisting of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.600% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "2019 Notes") and $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.200% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes" and, together with the 2019 Notes, the "Notes") under an Indenture, dated as of December 15, 2009, between DPS and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee (the "Base Indenture"), as amended and supplemented by the Third Supplemental Indenture thereto, dated as of November 15, 2011, among DPS, the guarantors party thereto and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (the "Third Supplemental Indenture" and, together with the Base Indenture, the "Indenture"). Interest on the 2019 Notes is payable on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning July 15, 2012. Interest on the 2021 Notes is payable on November 15 and May 15 of each year, beginning May 15, 2012. The 2019 Notes mature on January 15, 2019 and the 2021 Notes mature on November 15, 2021. The Notes will not be entitled to any sinking fund. The Notes were issued in an underwritten offering registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Net offering proceeds, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and offering expenses, were approximately $497 million. The net proceeds will be used to retire at maturity DPS' 1.70% Senior Notes due December 21, 2011 and for general corporate purposes.

The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of DPS, rank equally with DPS' existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness, including any borrowings under our senior credit facility, and are senior to all of our future subordinated debt. The Notes are jointly and severally guaranteed on an unsecured and unsubordinated basis by all of our domestic subsidiaries (except two immaterial subsidiaries associated with our charitable activities).

DPS may redeem the 2019 Notes, in whole or in part, at any time, and the 2021 Notes, in whole or in part, at any time prior to August 15, 2021 (three months prior to the maturity date of the 2021 Notes), in each case, at DPS' option, at a redemption price equal to the greater of:

100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed; and

the sum of the present value of the Remaining Scheduled Payments (as defined below) of the Notes being redeemed, discounted to the redemption date on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months), at the Treasury Rate (as defined below) plus 20 basis points in the case of the 2019 Notes and 25 basis points in the case of the 2021 Notes,

plus, in each case, accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption.

In addition, at any time on or after August 15, 2021 (three months prior to the maturity date of the 2021 Notes), DPS may redeem the 2021 Notes, in whole or in part, at DPS' option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2021 Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption.

If a change of control triggering event (as defined in the Indenture) occurs, subject to certain exceptions, DPS must give holders of the Notes the opportunity to sell to DPS their Notes, in whole or in part, at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to the date of purchase.

The Indenture contains customary events of default, including:

default in any payment of interest on any Note when due, continued for 30 days;

default in the payment of principal of or premium, if any, on any Note when due;

failure by DPS to comply with its obligations under the Indenture, in certain cases subject to notice and grace periods; and


specified events involving bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of DPS or certain of its subsidiaries.

If an event of default under the Indenture occurs and is continuing, the trustee may, and at the direction of the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding Notes shall, declare the principal of, premium, if any, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on the Notes to be due and payable, or, in the case of certain events of default relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, those amounts will automatically become immediately due and payable.

DPS and our majority-owned subsidiaries are subject to certain negative covenants under the Indenture governing the Notes. The Indenture limits the ability of DPS and each of our majority-owned subsidiaries to, among other things:

incur indebtedness secured by principal properties;

enter into certain sale and leaseback transactions with respect to principal properties; and

enter into certain mergers, consolidations and transfers of substantially all of our assets.

Other material terms of the Notes, the Indenture and the Third Supplemental Indenture are described in the prospectus supplement, dated November 7, 2011, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2011. The terms and provisions of the Notes and Indenture set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Base Indenture (filed as Exhibit 4.1 to DPS' Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 23, 2009) and the Third Supplemental Indenture, the 2019 Notes (in global form) and the 2021 Notes (in global form), which are attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1, Exhibit 4.2 and Exhibit 4.3, respectively, and each of which is incorporated herein by this reference.

As previously reported, on November 7, 2011, DPS entered into an underwriting agreement with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as joint book-running managers and on behalf of the other underwriters parties thereto, in connection with an underwritten public offering of the Notes.



Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The disclosure under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

No.                                     Description

4.1        Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 15, 2011, among Dr
           Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., the guarantors party thereto and Wells
           Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee.

4.2        2.600% Senior Note due 2019 (in global form), dated November 15, 2011,
           in the principal amount of $250 million.

4.3        3.200% Senior Note due 2021 (in global form), dated November 15, 2011,
           in the principal amount of $250 million.

5.1        Opinion of Baker Botts, L.L.P.

23.1       Consent of Baker Botts L.L.P. (included in Exhibit 5.1 to this
           Form 8-K).


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