SOURCE: Covanta Holding Corporation

Covanta Holding Corporation

February 20, 2014 09:11 ET

Covanta Holding Corporation Announces Public Offering of $400 Million of Senior Notes

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - Covanta Holding Corporation, a Delaware corporation (NYSE: CVA) (the "Company" or "Covanta") today announced the offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of a new series of senior unsecured notes (the "Notes") in an underwritten public offering (the "Note Offering"). The coupon rate, maturity and other terms of the Notes will be determined at pricing. The Note Offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 15, 2011.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Note Offering, together with direct borrowings under Covanta Energy Corporation's revolving credit facility as well as additional proceeds it may raise in future debt financings, which may include the issuance of additional debt securities, for general corporate purposes, including to repay at maturity its 3.25% Cash Convertible Notes; however, the Company will have broad discretion in the application of the net proceeds it receives from the Note Offering and it may apply the net proceeds and any additional such proceeds for a variety of corporate purposes. Pending other uses, until the maturity date of the 3.25% Cash Convertible Notes on June 1, 2014, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Note Offering to repay amounts outstanding under Covanta Energy Corporation's revolving credit facility and hold the remaining net proceeds as cash or cash equivalents.

Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and RBS will act as joint bookrunning managers in the Note Offering. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, by contacting Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by calling +1 (888) 604-5847.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell with respect to any securities. The Note Offering may be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. The Note Offering is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction or is otherwise prohibited.

About Covanta

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. The Company's 45 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with environmentally sound solid waste disposal by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 440,000 tons of metal. Energy-from-Waste facilities reduce greenhouse gases, complement recycling and are a critical component to sustainable solid waste management. For more information, visit www.covanta.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA") or in releases made by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), all as may be amended from time to time. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Covanta and its subsidiaries, or general industry or broader economic performance in global markets in which Covanta operates or competes, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking language, such as the words "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "project," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," or "scheduled to," or other similar words, or the negative of these terms or other variations of these terms or comparable language, or by discussion of strategy or intentions. These cautionary statements are being made pursuant to the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the PSLRA with the intention of obtaining the benefits of the "safe harbor" provisions of such laws. Covanta cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made by Covanta are not guarantees or indicative of future performance. Important assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements with respect to Covanta, include, but are not limited to, the risk that Covanta may not successfully grow its business as expected or close its announced or planned acquisitions or projects in development, and those factors, risks and uncertainties that are described in periodic securities filings by Covanta with the SEC. Although Covanta believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from a projection or assumption in any forward-looking statements. Covanta's future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof and Covanta does not have or undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.