Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers on a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by YUM! Brands, Inc. of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% senior notes due 2030.
Proceeds from the senior notes will be used to repay $250 million aggregate principal amount of the 5.30% senior notes due 2019 and amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility. The remainder will be used for general corporate purposes.
YUM! Brands (NYSE: YUM), based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with over 48,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries and territories. YUM! Brands operates the licensed brands of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.
The Davis Polk capital markets team included partner Michael Kaplan, counsel Jeffrey S. Ramsay and associates Young-Min Cho and Roman Shapurko. The intellectual property and technology team included partner Frank J. Azzopardi and associate Gianna C. Walton. The tax team included partner Patrick E. Sigmon and associate Sunny Kim. The environmental team included counsel Loyti Cheng and associate Michael Comstock. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.