LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs Incorporated announced today that the Company has agreed to repurchase 1,000,000 shares of its common stock for $193.94 per share from an affiliate of The Duchossois Group, Inc. in a privately negotiated transaction. The aggregate purchase price is $193.9 million.
On February 1, 2021, CDI also entered into an amendment to its Credit Agreement, dated December 27, 2017, to increase the applicable restricted payment capacity during the Financial Covenant Relief Period, as defined in the second amendment dated April 28, 2020, from $26 million to $226 million to accommodate this transaction. CDI will repurchase the shares using available cash and borrowings under its senior secured credit facility.
The repurchase transaction was authorized by the CDI Board of Directors and is separate from the $147.1 million remaining under its existing share repurchase plan.