Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2019

PAR Technology Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

PAR Technology Park, 8383 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, New York 13413-4991
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (315) 738-0600

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 10, 2019, PAR Technology Corporation (“PAR,” “Company,” “we” or “us”) entered into a Purchase Agreement between PAR and Jefferies LLC, (the “Initial Purchaser”), relating to its issuance and sale of $80.0 million in aggregate principal amount, including the simultaneous closing of the full exercise on April 11, 2019 of the Initial Purchaser’s option to purchase additional notes, of 4.500% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 (the “notes”). The notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated April 15, 2019, between PAR and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (“Trustee”), referred to herein as the “Indenture.”

PAR received net proceeds from this offering, including net proceeds from the option to purchase additional notes, of approximately $75.2 million. A portion of the proceeds were used to repay in full amounts outstanding under its Credit Agreement, dated June 5, 2018, among PAR, as borrower, with certain of its U.S. subsidiaries, and Citizens Bank, N.A., as lender (as amended by the First Amendment thereto, dated March 4, 2019, the “Credit Agreement), which were approximately $16.1 million as of March 31, 2019, and terminate the Credit Agreement. PAR intends to use the remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding investment in PAR’s Brink business and for other working capital needs. PAR may also use a portion of the proceeds to acquire or invest in other assets complementary to its business.

The notes are senior, unsecured obligations of PAR. The notes will pay interest at a rate equal to 4.500% per year. Interest on the notes will be payable semiannually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning October 15, 2019. Interest will accrue on the notes from the last date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for or, if no interest has been paid or duly provided for, from April 15, 2019. Unless earlier converted, redeemed or repurchased, the notes will mature on April 15, 2024.

The notes are convertible, at the option of the holder, at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding October 15, 2023, but only in the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter commencing after the calendar quarter ending on June 30, 2019 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of PAR’s common stock for each of at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during the 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than 130% of the conversion price on such trading day; (2) during the five consecutive business day period immediately after any five consecutive trading day period (the five consecutive trading day period being referred to as the ‘‘measurement period’’) in which the trading price (as defined in the offering memorandum) per $1,000 principal amount of the notes, as determined following a request by a holder of the notes, for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of PAR’s common stock and the conversion rate on such trading day; (3) upon the occurrence of certain specified corporate events; or (4) if PAR has called the notes for redemption. In addition, regardless of the foregoing circumstances, holders may convert their notes at any time on or after October 15, 2023 until the close of business on the second business day immediately preceding the maturity date. Upon conversion, PAR will satisfy its conversion obligation by paying or delivering, as the case may be, cash, shares of PAR common stock or a combination of cash and shares of PAR common stock, at PAR’s election.

The Indenture contains covenants that, among other things, restrict PAR’s ability to merge, consolidate or sell, or otherwise dispose of, substantially all of its assets. These limitations are subject to a number of important qualifications and exceptions.

The Indenture contains customary Events of Default (as defined in the Indenture), including default for 30 days in the payment when due of interest on the notes; default in the payment when due (at maturity, upon redemption or otherwise) of the principal of the notes; failure to comply with covenants and other obligations under the Indenture, including delivery of required notices and obligations in connection with conversion, in certain cases subject to notice and grace periods; payment defaults and accelerations with respect to other indebtedness of PAR and its significant subsidiaries in the aggregate principal amount of $10.0 million or more; failure by PAR or its significant subsidiaries to pay certain final judgments aggregating in excess of $10.0 million within 60 consecutive days of such final judgment; and specified events involving bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of PAR or its significant subsidiaries.

Upon an Event of Default, the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the notes then outstanding may declare all the notes to be due and payable immediately. In the case of Events of Default relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, all outstanding notes will become due and payable immediately without further action or notice.

A copy of the Purchase Agreement and the Indenture is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 4.1, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference. The description of the notes contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Indenture.

The Purchase Agreement and Indenture have been filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K to provide security holders with information regarding their respective terms. They are not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company. Any representations, warranties and covenants contained in these agreements were made solely for purposes of such agreements and as of specific dates and were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreements, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.  Any representations and warranties in such agreements were made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to such agreements instead of establishing these matters as facts, and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Investors should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof in such agreements as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of any such representations and warranties may change after the date of such agreements, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s public disclosures.

Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

The information in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference herein.

In connection with its issuance of the notes, on April 15, 2019, PAR repaid all indebtedness outstanding under, and terminated, the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement had provided for revolving loans in an aggregate principal amount of up to $25.0 million, or, during any Borrowing Base Period (as defined in the Credit Agreement), up to the lesser of $25.0 million and the Borrowing Base (as defined in the Credit Agreement), less any principal amount outstanding. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement were scheduled to fully mature on June 5, 2021.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The information in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference herein.

The notes and the shares of PAR’s common stock into which the notes are convertible were offered and sold pursuant to an exemption from registration requirements under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

Item 8.01 Other Events.

A copy of the press release, dated April 10, 2019, announcing the pricing of the offering of the notes is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1. The information contained in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed by PAR under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.

No Offer or Solicitation

This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Exchange Act, Section 27A of the Securities Act, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not historical in nature, but rather are predictive of our future operations, financial condition, business strategies and prospects. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by words such as “anticipate”, “believe,” “belief,” “continue,” “could,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements, including risks related to the intended use of the proceeds of the offering and the fact that the Company’s management will have broad discretion in the use of the proceeds from any sale of the notes; delays in new product development and/or product introduction; changes in customer base, or in product and service demands from our customers, particularly as to the two restaurant chain customers and the U.S. Department of Defense, each of which represent a significant portion of our revenue; risks associated with the internal investigation into conduct at our China and Singapore offices, including sanctions and fines that may be imposed by governmental authorities; our need to secure alternative or additional sources of capital, which may be unavailable on acceptable terms, or at all; our ability to execute our business plan and grow our Brink business. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, including under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
Indenture, dated as of April 15, 2019, between PAR Technology Corporation, as Issuer, and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee.

Form of Global Note (included in Exhibit 4.1).
Purchase Agreement, dated April 10, 2019, by and between PAR Technology Corporation and Jefferies LLC, as Initial Purchaser.

Press Release, dated April 10, 2019, announcing pricing of the offering of convertible senior notes.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

April 15, 2019
/s/ Bryan A. Menar
 Bryan A. Menar
 Chief Financial and Accounting
Officer (Principal Financial Officer)