UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 28, 2020
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GRAPHIC
T-MOBILE US, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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DELAWARE
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
1-33409
(Commission
File Number)
20-0836269
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

12920 SE 38th Street
Bellevue, Washington
(Address of principal executive offices)
98006-1350
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (425) 378-4000

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report):
___________________________

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

☐          Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

☐          Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
 
Trading
Symbol
 
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share
 
TMUS
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Item 1.01.          Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Indenture; Supplemental Indentures; Notes Issuance

On October 28, 2020, T‑Mobile USA, Inc. ( “T‑Mobile USA”), a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of T‑Mobile US, Inc. (the “Company”), issued $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 2.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 (the “2031 Notes”), $1.25 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 3.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2041 (the “2041 Notes”), $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 3.300% Senior Secured Notes due 2051 (the “2051 Notes”) and $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 3.600% Senior Secured Notes due 2060 (the “2060 Notes” and, together with the 2031 Notes, the 2041 Notes and the 2051 Notes, the “Notes” and the offering of the Notes, the “Notes Offering”) pursuant to the Indenture (the “Base Indenture”), dated as of April 9, 2020, among T‑Mobile USA, the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as amended and supplemented by (i) the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020 (the “Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture”), with respect to the 2031 Notes, (ii) the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 6, 2020 (the “Twelfth Supplemental Indenture”), and the Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020 (the “Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture” and collectively with the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, the “2041 Notes Supplemental Indenture”), with respect to the 2041 Notes, (iii) the Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 6, 2020 (the “Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture”), and the Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020 (the “Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture” and collectively with the Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture, the “2051 Notes Supplemental Indenture”), with respect to the 2051 Notes, and (iv) the Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020 (the “Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture”), with respect to the 2060 Notes, each among T‑Mobile USA, the Company, the other guarantors party thereto and the Trustee (the Base Indenture, as amended and supplemented by each of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, the 2041 Notes Supplemental Indenture, the 2051 Notes Supplemental Indenture and the Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, each an “Indenture” and, collectively, the “Indentures”).

The 2031 Notes bear interest at a rate of 2.250% per year and mature on November 15, 2031.  The 2041 Notes bear interest at a rate of 3.000% per year and mature on February 15, 2041.  The 2051 Notes bear interest at a rate of 3.300% per year and mature on February 15, 2051.  The 2060 Notes bear interest at a rate of 3.600% per year and mature on November 15, 2060. T‑Mobile USA will pay interest on the 2031 Notes and the 2060 Notes semiannually in arrears on each May 15 and November 15, commencing May 15, 2021.  T‑Mobile USA will pay interest on the 2041 Notes and the 2051 Notes semiannually in arrears on each February 15 and August 15, commencing February 15, 2021.  The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes are expected to be used for general corporate purposes, which may include among other things, financing acquisitions of additional spectrum and refinancing existing indebtedness on an ongoing basis.

The 2041 Notes are an additional issuance of the 3.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2041 issued by T‑Mobile USA in an aggregate principal amount of $1.25 billion on October 6, 2020 (the “Existing 2041 Notes”), are fungible with the Existing 2041 Notes, and are consolidated with and form a single series with the Existing 2041 Notes.  The 2051 Notes are an additional issuance of the 3.300% Senior Secured Notes due 2051 issued by T‑Mobile USA in an aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion on October 6, 2020 (the “Existing 2051 Notes”), are fungible with the Existing 2051 Notes, and are consolidated with and form a single series with the Existing 2051 Notes.  The 2041 Notes and 2051 Notes have the same terms as the Existing 2041 Notes and the Existing 2051 Notes, respectively, other than the settlement date and offering price, and have the same CUSIP number as the Existing 2041 Notes and the Existing 2051 Notes (other than the 2041 Notes and the 2051 Notes sold pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), which will have a separate CUSIP number from the Existing 2041 Notes and the Existing 2051 Notes, respectively, for the first 40 days after the settlement date).

T‑Mobile USA’s obligations under the Notes will be guaranteed (such guarantees, the “Guarantees”) by the Company and each wholly-owned subsidiary of T‑Mobile USA that is not an Excluded Subsidiary (as defined in the Base Indenture) and is or becomes an obligor of the Credit Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2020 (the “Credit Agreement”), among T‑Mobile USA, as borrower, the banks and financial institutions party thereto as lenders and issuing banks, and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, or issues or guarantees certain capital markets debt securities, and any future direct or indirect subsidiary of the Company or any subsidiary thereof that owns capital stock of T‑Mobile USA.  The Guarantees will be provided on a senior secured basis except for the Guarantees of Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”), Sprint Communications, Inc. and Sprint Capital Corporation (collectively, the “Unsecured Guarantors”), which will be provided on a senior unsecured basis (the “Unsecured Guarantees”).

The Notes and the Guarantees will be T‑Mobile USA’s and the guarantors’ unsubordinated obligations; will be secured (except for the Unsecured Guarantees) by a first priority security interest, subject to permitted liens, in substantially all of T‑Mobile USA’s and such guarantors’ present and future assets other than Excluded Assets (as defined in the Collateral Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2020 (the “Collateral Agreement”), by and among T‑Mobile USA, the Company and the other grantors party thereto in favor of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as collateral trustee) on an equal and ratable basis with the obligations under T‑Mobile USA’s existing secured notes and the Credit Agreement and obligations under any other existing and future permitted first priority secured obligations; will be senior in right of payment to any future indebtedness of T‑Mobile USA or any guarantor to the extent that such future indebtedness provides by its terms that it is subordinated in right of payment to the Notes and the Guarantees; will be effectively senior to all existing and future unsecured indebtedness of T‑Mobile USA or any guarantor (other than the Unsecured Guarantors) and any future indebtedness of T‑Mobile USA or any guarantor (other than the Unsecured Guarantors) secured by a junior lien on the collateral, in each case to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the obligations under the Notes; will be equal in right of payment with any of T‑Mobile USA’s and the guarantors’ existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities that are not by their terms subordinated in right of payment to the Notes, including, without limitation, obligations under T‑Mobile USA’s existing secured notes and the Credit Agreement, T‑Mobile USA’s existing unsecured notes and the existing unsecured notes issued by the Unsecured Guarantors; and will be structurally subordinated to all of the liabilities and other obligations of the subsidiaries of the Company that are not obligors with respect to the Notes, including the existing spectrum-backed notes issued under Sprint’s spectrum securitization program, factoring arrangements and tower obligations.

If T‑Mobile USA experiences specific kinds of changes of control as set forth in the Indentures and any such change of control is accompanied or followed by ratings downgrades during a specified period of time after the change of control, any holder of Notes may require T‑Mobile USA to repurchase all or a portion of the Notes so held at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of such Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes repurchased to, but not including, the date of repurchase.

The Indentures contain covenants that, among other things, restrict the ability of T‑Mobile USA and certain of its subsidiaries to (i) create liens or other encumbrances in respect of borrowed money, (ii) merge, consolidate or sell, or otherwise dispose of, substantially all of their assets or (iii) grant a subsidiary guarantee of debt incurred under the Credit Agreement or certain capital markets debt without also providing a guarantee of the Notes.  These limitations are subject to a number of important qualifications and exceptions.

Each Indenture contains customary Events of Default (as defined in each Indenture), including:


default for 30 days in the payment when due of interest on the Notes of the applicable series;


default in the payment when due (at maturity, upon redemption or otherwise) of the principal of, or premium, if any, on, the Notes of the applicable series;


failure by T‑Mobile USA or its subsidiaries to comply with their other obligations under the Indenture, subject to notice and grace periods;


payment defaults and accelerations with respect to other indebtedness of T‑Mobile USA and certain of its subsidiaries in the aggregate principal amount of at least the greater of (x) $250.0 million and (y) 1.0% of Consolidated Cash Flow (as defined in the Base Indenture) on a pro forma basis over a four-quarter test period;


specified events involving bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of T‑Mobile USA or certain of its subsidiaries;


failure by T‑Mobile USA or certain of its subsidiaries to pay certain final judgments aggregating in excess of the greater of (x) $250.0 million and (y) 1.0% of Consolidated Cash Flow on a pro forma basis over a four-quarter test period within 60 consecutive days of such final judgment;


other than in connection with satisfaction of the obligations under the applicable Indenture or release of collateral in accordance with the terms of the applicable Indenture, (i) a security interest with respect to collateral having a fair market value in excess of 5% of Consolidated Total Assets (as defined in the Base Indenture) ceases to be valid and perfected or is declared invalid or unenforceable, subject to notice and a grace period, or (ii) T‑Mobile USA or a guarantor asserts in a pleading in any court of competent jurisdiction that any security interest securing the Notes is invalid or unenforceable.

Upon an Event of Default, the trustee or the holders of at least 30% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes of the applicable series then outstanding may declare all the Notes of such series to be due and payable immediately.  In the case of Events of Default relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, all outstanding Notes of the applicable series will become due and payable immediately without further action or notice.

The above description of the Indentures is a summary only and is subject to, and qualified entirely by, the Base Indenture, the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, the Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture and the Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, which are filed as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Press releases regarding the Notes Offering were issued in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.  Copies of such press releases are filed as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

Registration Rights Agreement

On October 28, 2020, the Company, T‑Mobile USA and the other guarantors party thereto entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representatives of the initial purchasers in the Notes Offering (the “Initial Purchasers”).

Under the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, T‑Mobile USA, the Company and the other guarantors agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to file a registration statement covering an offer to exchange the Notes for Exchange Securities (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) within 30 calendar days following the due date for the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the first year in which Sprint and its subsidiaries have been included in the consolidated financial statements of the Company for at least nine months.  T‑Mobile USA also agreed to use commercially reasonable efforts to have such registration statement declared effective promptly thereafter and to consummate the Exchange Offer (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) not later than 60 days after the date such registration statement becomes effective.  Alternatively, if T‑Mobile USA is unable to consummate the Exchange Offer under certain conditions, or if holders of the Notes cannot participate in, or cannot obtain freely transferable Exchange Securities in connection with, the Exchange Offer for certain specified reasons, then T‑Mobile USA and the guarantors will use commercially reasonable efforts to file a shelf registration statement within the times specified in the Registration Rights Agreement to facilitate resale of the Notes.  All registration expenses (subject to limitations specified in the Registration Rights Agreement) will be paid by T‑Mobile USA and the guarantors.

If, 30 calendar days following the due date for the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the first year in which Sprint and its subsidiaries have been included in the consolidated financial statements of the Company for at least nine months, (x) the exchange offer registration statement is not on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or (y) a shelf registration statement (if required) is not on file with the SEC or is declared effective but thereafter ceases to be effective or usable (subject to certain exceptions), T‑Mobile USA will be required to pay certain Additional Interest as provided in the Registration Rights Agreement.

Under the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, T‑Mobile USA and the guarantors have agreed to indemnify certain holders of the Notes against certain liabilities.

The above description of the Registration Rights Agreement is a summary only and is subject to, and qualified entirely by, the Registration Rights Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 4.8 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

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

The disclosure set forth under the caption “Indenture; Supplemental Indentures; Notes Issuance” in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is also responsive to Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.          Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibits are provided as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:

(d) Exhibits:
Exhibit No.
Description
Indenture, dated as of April 9, 2020 by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 13, 2020).
Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 6, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, including the Form of 3.000% Senior Secured Note due 2041 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.6 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 6, 2020).
Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 6, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, including the Form of 3.300% Senior Secured Note due 2051 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.7 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 6, 2020).
Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, including the Form of 2.250% Senior Secured Note due 2031.
Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee.
Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee.
Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 28, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, including the Form of 3.600% Senior Secured Note due 2060.
Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of October 28, 2020, by and among T‑Mobile USA, Inc., the Initial Guarantors (as defined therein) and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representatives of the Initial Purchasers (as defined therein).
Press Release entitled “T‑Mobile Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Secured Notes.”
Press Release entitled “T‑Mobile Agrees to Sell $4.75 Billion of Senior Secured Notes.”
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

October 28, 2020
T-MOBILE US, INC.
     
 
By:
/s/ Peter Osvaldik          
 
Name:
Peter Osvaldik
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


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