iRhythm Announces Closing of $661.25 Million of 1.50% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2029, Including Full Exercise of Initial Purchasers’ $86.25 Million Option to Purchase Additional Notes

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (“iRhythm”) (NASDAQ: IRTC), a leading digital health care company focused on creating trusted solutions that detect, predict and help prevent disease, announced today the closing of its offering of 1.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2029 (the “notes”) for gross proceeds of $661.25 million in a private placement to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The proceeds include the full exercise of the option granted by iRhythm to the initial purchasers of the notes to purchase up to an additional $86.25 million aggregate principal amount of notes.

The notes are senior, unsecured obligations of iRhythm, and will bear interest at a rate of 1.50% per year, payable semi-annually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, beginning on September 1, 2024. The notes will mature on September 1, 2029, unless earlier converted, repurchased or redeemed in accordance with the terms of the notes. Prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the business day immediately preceding June 1, 2029, the notes are convertible at the option of holders of the notes only upon satisfaction of certain conditions and during certain periods, and thereafter, the notes are convertible at the option of holders at any time until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, regardless of whether such conditions have been met. Upon conversion, the notes may be settled in shares of iRhythm’s common stock, cash or a combination of cash and shares of iRhythm’s common stock, at the election of iRhythm. The initial conversion rate is 6.7927 shares of iRhythm’s common stock per $1,000 principal amount of notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $147.22 per share of iRhythm’s common stock, representing an approximate 35.0% premium based on the last reported sale price of iRhythm’s common stock on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on March 4, 2024 of $109.05 per share). The initial conversion rate and the corresponding conversion price are subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events, but will not be adjusted for any accrued and unpaid interest. Prior to September 5, 2027, the notes are not redeemable. On or after September 5, 2027, and prior to June 1, 2029, iRhythm may redeem for cash all or part of the notes, at its option, subject to a partial redemption limitation, if the last reported sale price of iRhythm’s common stock has been at least 130% of the conversion price then in effect for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during any 30 consecutive trading day period (including the last trading day of such period) ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which iRhythm provides notice of redemption.

Holders of the notes have the right to require iRhythm to repurchase for cash all or a portion of their notes at 100% of their principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest, upon the occurrence of a fundamental change (as defined in the indenture relating to the notes). iRhythm is also required to increase, in certain circumstances, the conversion rate for holders who convert their notes in connection with certain fundamental changes occurring prior to the maturity date or convert their notes called (or deemed called) for redemption following the delivery by iRhythm of a notice of redemption.

iRhythm estimates that the net proceeds from the offering are approximately $643.6 million, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and estimated offering expenses payable by iRhythm.

iRhythm used approximately $72.4 million of the net proceeds from the offering to pay the cost of the capped call transactions, as described below. In addition, iRhythm used approximately $80.2 million of the net proceeds from the offering for the repayment in full of the indebtedness outstanding, together with accrued and unpaid interest and related fees, under iRhythm’s Credit, Security and Guaranty Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”), with Braidwell Transaction Holdings LLC – Series 5, which consisted of borrowings under the initial tranche of the Loan Agreement’s term loan facility. iRhythm also used approximately $25.0 million of the net proceeds from the offering to repurchase 229,252 shares of iRhythm’s common stock in connection with the offering at a purchase price of $109.05 per share in privately negotiated transactions effected through one of the initial purchasers or its affiliate. These repurchases could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of iRhythm’s common stock, and could result in a higher effective conversion price for the notes. iRhythm intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include sales and marketing activities, medical affairs and educational efforts, research and development and clinical studies, and working capital, capital expenditures, and investments in and acquisitions of other companies, products or technologies in the future. However, iRhythm has no commitments or specific plans with respect to any such investments in and acquisitions of other companies, products or technologies at this time.

In connection with the pricing of the notes and the full exercise of the option by the initial purchasers to purchase additional notes, iRhythm entered into privately negotiated capped call transactions with certain financial institutions (the “capped call counterparties”). The capped call transactions cover, subject to anti-dilution adjustments substantially similar to those applicable to the notes, the number of shares of iRhythm’s common stock that will initially underlie the notes. The capped call transactions are expected generally to reduce the potential dilution to iRhythm’s common stock upon conversion of the notes and/or offset any cash payments that iRhythm could be required to make in excess of the principal amount of any converted notes, as the case may be, with such reduction and/or offset subject to a cap equal to $218.10 per share, which represents a premium of 100.0% over the closing price of iRhythm’s common stock of $109.05 per share on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on March 4, 2024.

In connection with establishing their initial hedges of the capped call transactions, the capped call counterparties have advised iRhythm that they and their respective affiliates expect to enter into various derivative transactions with respect to iRhythm’s common stock and/or purchase iRhythm’s common stock concurrently with, or shortly after, the pricing of the notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of iRhythm’s common stock or the notes at that time.

In addition, the capped call counterparties or their respective affiliates may modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to iRhythm’s common stock and/or purchasing or selling iRhythm’s common stock or other securities of iRhythm in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the notes and prior to the maturity of the notes (and are likely to do so during any observation period related to a conversion of the notes or following any repurchase of notes by iRhythm in connection with any optional redemption, fundamental change repurchase or otherwise, in each case, if iRhythm elects to unwind a corresponding portion of the capped call transactions in connection with such conversion or such redemption or repurchase). This activity could also cause or avoid an increase or a decrease in the market price of iRhythm’s common stock or the notes, which could affect noteholders’ ability to convert the notes and, to the extent the activity occurs during any observation period related to a conversion of the notes, it could affect the number of shares of iRhythm’s common stock and value of the consideration that noteholders will receive upon conversion of the notes. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities (including the shares of iRhythm’s common stock, if any, into which the notes are convertible) and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

The notes were only offered and sold to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. The notes and any shares of iRhythm’s common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been and are not expected to be registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected use of net proceeds from the offering and expectations regarding the effect of the capped call transactions and regarding actions of the capped call counterparties and their respective affiliates. Statements containing words such as “could,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” or similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Factors that may contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to the expected use of the net proceeds from the offering, which could change as a result of market conditions or for other reasons, prevailing market and other general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally. The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative, but is not exhaustive. For information about other potential factors that could affect iRhythm’s business and financial results, please review the “Risk Factors” described in iRhythm’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 22, 2024 and in iRhythm’s other filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, iRhythm does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances.

Investor Relations Contact
Stephanie Zhadkevich
(919) 452-5430
investors@irhythmtech.com


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