Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Launch of Proposed Tack-On Offering of Senior Notes

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ:CHDN) announced today that it intends to commence a tack-on offering, subject to market and customary conditions, of an additional $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “Additional Notes”) beginning on December 2, 2015. The Additional Notes will be issued under the indenture pursuant to which CDI previously issued $300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2021, all of which remain outstanding. There can be no assurance that the proposed offering of Additional Notes will be completed.

CDI expects to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Additional Notes to repay outstanding borrowings and accrued and unpaid interest outstanding under its senior secured credit facility and for general corporate purposes, which may include paying the anticipated earn out obligation in March 2016 related to our Big Fish Games acquisition and to pay related fees and expenses. Furthermore, the offering allows CDI to secure long-term fixed rate financing, which positions CDI for continued strategic investment in the future.

The Additional Notes will be offered in a private offering that is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The Additional Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of CDI and will be guaranteed by each of CDI’s domestic subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facility. The Additional Notes and related guarantees are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act or, outside the United States, to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The Additional Notes and related guarantees will not be and have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

This press release is issued pursuant to Rule 135c of the Securities Act, is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the Additional Notes or any other securities. The offering of the Additional Notes is not being made to any person in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The offering has not been approved by any gaming regulatory authority having jurisdiction over any of CDI’s casino operations.


Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ:CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as Big Fish Games, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of casual games and the country's premier online wagering company, CDI also owns casino operations in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; a casino in Oxford, Maine; a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio; a 25 percent owned membership interest, Saratoga Casino Holdings LLC, in Saratoga Springs, New York; the totalisator company, United Tote; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at

Information set forth in this news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”) provides certain “safe harbor” provisions for forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Act. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.

The reader is cautioned that such forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Churchill Downs Incorporated Marcia Dall, (502) 636-4837 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer or Mike Anderson, (502) 636-4492 Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer

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