NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - CCA (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "Corrections Corporation of America"), today announced the completion of the offering of $325 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.125% senior notes due 2020 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% senior notes due 2023 (collectively, the "New Notes"). The offering resulted in net proceeds to the Company, after deducting discounts to the initial purchasers and estimated expenses, of approximately $662.5 million. The Company intends to use its net proceeds from the sale of the New Notes to purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire all of the Company's outstanding 7 3/4% Senior Notes due 2017 either pursuant to its concurrent tender offer for such notes or otherwise, to fund the payment in cash of up to 20% of its required distribution of C-corporation accumulated earnings and profits in connection with its REIT conversion, to pay other REIT conversion costs and for general corporate purposes.
The New Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company and are guaranteed by all of the Company's subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facility. The New Notes were offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
CCA is the nation's largest owner of partnership correction and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. We currently operate 67 facilities, including 51 facilities that we own or control, with a total design capacity of approximately 92,500 beds in 20 states and the District of Columbia. CCA specializes in owning, operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing inmate residential services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates, our facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment.
This press release contains statements as to the Company's beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) our ability to meet and maintain REIT qualification tests; (ii) general economic and market conditions, including the impact governmental budgets can have on our per diem rates, occupancy and overall utilization; (iii) the availability of debt and equity financing on terms that are favorable to us; (iv) fluctuations in our operating results because of, among other things, changes in occupancy levels, competition, increases in cost of operations, fluctuations in interest rates and risks of operations; (v) our ability to obtain and maintain correctional facility management contracts, including as a result of sufficient governmental appropriations and as a result of inmate disturbances; (vi) changes in the privatization of the corrections and detention industry, the public acceptance of our services, the timing of the opening of and demand for new prison facilities and the commencement of new management contracts; (vii) the outcome of California's realignment program and utilization of out of state private correctional capacity; and (viii) increases in costs to construct or expand correctional facilities that exceed original estimates, or the inability to complete such projects on schedule as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond our control, such as weather, labor conditions and material shortages, resulting in increased construction costs.