SOURCE: Harrah's Entertainment

Harrah's Entertainment

October 22, 2009 13:31 ET

Harrah's Entertainment Announces Acceptance for Purchase of All Notes Tendered Pursuant to Tender Offers for Harrah's Operating Company Debt Securities

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. ("Harrah's") announced today that its direct, wholly owned subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. ("HOC"), has exercised its right to accept for payment all of the debt securities listed below that were tendered (collectively, the "Tendered Notes") in its previously announced tender offers (the "Offers"), which expired at midnight, New York City time, on October 21, 2009.

                                                               Tender Offer
     CUSIP/ISIN                        Notes                  Consideration

413627AQ3 / US413627AQ32   5.500% Senior Notes due 2010          $   980.00

700690AQ3 / US700690AQ34   7.875% Senior Subordinated Notes      $   997.50
                           due 2010

413627AH3 / US413627AH33   8.000% Senior Notes due 2011          $   960.00

700690AL4 / US700690AL47   8.125% Senior Subordinated Notes      $   955.00
700690AK6 / US700690AK63   due 2011

Pursuant to the terms of the Offers to Purchase Statement (the "Statement") dated September 22, 2009 and the related Letter of Transmittal (the "Offer Documents"), HOC has accepted for purchase (i) $4,538,000 of the outstanding $228,578,000 principal amount of its 5.500% Senior Notes; (ii) $17,219,000 of the outstanding $161,999,000 principal amount of its 7.875% Senior Subordinated Notes; (iii) $19,638,000 of the outstanding $32,826,000 principal amount of its 8.000% Senior Notes and (iv) $4,166,000 of the outstanding $16,146,000 principal amount of its 8.125% Senior Subordinated Notes.

In addition, Harrah's and HOC also announced that all conditions, including obtaining the financing to pay for the Tendered Notes, have been satisfied or waived. HOC intends to settle the Offers as promptly as practicable on October 22, 2009 in accordance with the terms described in the Statement.

About Harrah's Entertainment

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Harrah's has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's properties operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names; Harrah's also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos and the World Series of Poker®. Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jacqueline Peterson - Media
    Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
    (702) 494-4829

    Jonathan Halkyard - Investors
    Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
    (702) 407-6080