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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 15, 2019

 

 

Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

(Exact Name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Nevada   001-36629   46-3657681

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

100 West Liberty Street, Suite 1150

Reno, Nevada

  89501
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (775) 328-0100

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value   ERI   NASDAQ Stock Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

A special meeting of stockholders of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on November 15, 2019 in Reno, Nevada (the “Special Meeting”). The Special Meeting was held in order to vote upon the following proposals set forth in a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus dated October 11, 2019: (i) to approve the issuance of shares of Company common stock (the “Share Issuance Proposal”) in connection with transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 24, 2019 (as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 15, 2019, and as it may be further amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Caesars”), the Company and Colt Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company; (ii) to approve the reincorporation of the Company from Nevada to Delaware, subject to and promptly following the consummation of the merger (the “Delaware Conversion Proposal”); (iii) to approve the amended and restated articles of incorporation for the Company as a Nevada entity to be effective upon consummation of the merger if (and only if) the Delaware Conversion Proposal is not approved (the “A&R Nevada Charter Proposal”) and (iv) to adjourn the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, including to permit further solicitation of proxies in favor of the Share Issuance Proposal if there are insufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the Share Issuance Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”).

At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted upon and approved the Share Issuance Proposal. The votes on the Share Issuance Proposal were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-

Votes

67,513,565

  102,084   434,301   —  

At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted upon and approved the Delaware Conversion Proposal. The votes on the Delaware Conversion Proposal were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-

Votes

67,362,435

  217,994   469,521   —  

At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted upon and approved the A&R Nevada Charter Proposal. The votes on the A&R Nevada Charter Proposal were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-

Votes

67,437,380

  146,237   466,333  

Because the Company’s stockholders approved the Delaware Conversion Proposal, the amended and restated articles of incorporation of the Company as a Nevada entity contemplated by the A&R Nevada Charter Proposal will not go into effect.

Because the Company’s stockholders approved the Share Issuance Proposal, the vote was not called on the Adjournment Proposal.

 

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On November 15, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing that (i) at the Special Meeting, the Company stockholders approved the Share Issuance Proposal and the Delaware Conversion Proposal and (ii) at the special meeting of stockholders of Caesars, Caesars stockholders voted to approve the proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement remains subject to the fulfillment or waiver of certain conditions that have not yet been satisfied including the receipt of certain approvals from certain regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.
  

Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release, dated November 15, 2019, of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. announcing the special meeting results.


SIGNATURES

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: November 15, 2019     ELDORADO RESORTS, INC.
    By:  

/s/ Thomas Reeg

      Chief Executive Officer


Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

  

LOGO

STOCKHOLDERS OF ELDORADO RESORTS AND CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT VOTE TO APPROVE ELDORADO’S ACQUISITION OF CAESARS

Reno, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev. (November 15, 2019) –Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) (“Eldorado”) and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”) announced that, at separate Special Meetings of Stockholders today, their respective stockholders approved certain actions in connection with Eldorado’s acquisition of Caesars. The transaction is expected to be consummated in the first half of 2020 and remains subject to the receipt of all required regulatory approvals, and other closing conditions.

Holders of over 99% of the Eldorado shares that voted on the issuance of shares of Eldorado common stock in connection with transactions contemplated by the merger agreement with Caesars cast their votes in favor, representing approximately 87% of Eldorado’s outstanding common stock as of the record date for the Eldorado stockholder meeting. Holders of over 99% of the Caesars shares that voted on the merger cast their votes in favor, representing approximately 76% of Caesars’ common stock outstanding and entitled to vote as of the record date for the Caesars stockholder meeting. Eldorado and Caesars stockholders also approved each of the other matters on their respective meeting agendas, including the Eldorado stockholders’ approval of the reincorporation of Eldorado from Nevada to Delaware subject to and promptly following the consummation of the merger.

About Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

Eldorado is a leading casino entertainment company that owns and operates twenty-six properties in twelve states, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, and Ohio. In aggregate, Eldorado’s properties feature approximately 26,600 slot machines, VLTs, and e-tables, and approximately 750 table games, and over 11,800 hotel rooms. For more information, please visit www.eldoradoresorts.com.

About Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Caesars is one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars’ resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars’ portfolio also includes the Caesars UK family of casinos. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/corporate.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of Eldorado and Caesars and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the expected timing of the completion of the proposed transaction. These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “potential,” “should,” “will” or similar words intended to identify information that is not historical in nature. The inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation that such plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. There is no assurance that the proposed transaction will be consummated, and there are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein. These risks and uncertainties include: (a) risks related to the combination of Caesars and Eldorado and the integration of their respective businesses and assets; (b) the possibility that the proposed transaction with Caesars and the previously announced real estate transactions with VICI do not close when expected or at all because required regulatory or other approvals are not received or other conditions to the closing are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all; (c) the risk that the financing required to fund the proposed transaction is not obtained on the terms anticipated or at all; (d) potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the proposed transaction; (e) litigation challenging the proposed transaction; (f) the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, including cost savings and expected synergies, are not realized when expected or at all, including as a result of the impact of, or issues arising from, the integration of the two companies; (g) conditions imposed on the companies in order to obtain required regulatory approvals; (h) uncertainties in the global economy and credit markets and its potential impact on Eldorado’s ability to finance the proposed transaction; (i) the possibility that the proposed transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; (j) diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; (k) the ability to retain certain key employees of Eldorado or Caesars; (l) risks associated with increased leverage from the proposed transaction; (m) competitive responses to the proposed transaction; (n) legislative, regulatory and economic developments; and (o) additional factors discussed in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Eldorado’s and Caesars’ respective most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Other unknown or unpredictable factors may also cause actual results to differ materially from those projected by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of date of this document. These factors are difficult to anticipate and are generally beyond the control of Eldorado and Caesars. Neither Eldorado nor Caesars undertakes any obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless required to do so by law.

Additional Information

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. In connection with the proposed transaction, Eldorado has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “registration statement”) that includes a joint proxy statement of Eldorado and Caesars that also constitutes a prospectus of Eldorado (the “joint proxy statement/prospectus”). Each of Eldorado and Caesars has made the joint proxy statement/prospectus available to their respective stockholders. Eldorado and Caesars also plan to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. This document is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or registration statement or any other document which Eldorado or Caesars may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. You may obtain a copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed by Eldorado and Caesars without charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to (1) Eldorado Resorts, Inc. by mail at 100 West Liberty Street, Suite 1150, Reno, Nevada 89501, Attention: Investor Relations, by telephone at (775) 328-0112 or by going to the Investor page on Eldorado’s corporate website at www.eldoradoresorts.com; or (2) Caesars Entertainment Corporation by mail at Caesars Palace, One Caesars Palace Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, Attention: Investor Relations, by telephone at (800) 319-0047, or by going to the Investors page on Caesars’ corporate website at investor.caesars.com.


Contacts

For Eldorado Resorts, Inc.

Brian Agnew

Eldorado Resorts

775/328-0112

[email protected]

Joseph N. Jaffoni, Richard Land, James Leahy

JCIR

212-835-8500

[email protected]

For Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Media:

Richard Broome

[email protected]sars.com

702-407-6476

Investors:

Joyce Arpin

[email protected]

702-880-4707

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