AAR completes $225 million private placement of convertible notes

AAR CORP. reported the completion of a private placement of $125 million aggregate principal amount of 1.625% convertible senior notes due 2014 and $100 million aggregate principal amount of 2.25% convertible senior notes due 2016 (together, the “Notes”) in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

The Company intends to use $125.0 million of the net proceeds of the offering to repay short-term indebtedness under its revolving credit facility, $26.6 million of the net proceeds to pay the net cost of the convertible note hedge and warrant transactions that the Company has entered into with an affiliate of one of the initial purchasers, and the remainder of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

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