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ATD completes buy of Terry's Tire Town

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 3, 2014) — American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. has completed its acquisition of Terry’s Tire Town Holdings Inc. for approximately $365.6 million, which includes the assumption of $2.2 million in debt.

The purchase price is $20 million higher than ATD disclosed in mid-February, and the final price could still be as much as $15 million more than the $365.6 million, ATD said in an 8K filingwith the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The final price is contingent upon certain post-closing events, including, but not limited to, working capital adjustments, ATD said.

ATD financed the acquisition through a combination of borrowings under a new senior secured term loan facility and borrowings of approximately $72.5 million under the firm’s existing U.S. ABL facility.

In connection with the acquisition, ATD entered into a credit agreement that provides for a senior secured term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of $300 million, with a discount of 0.25 percent, which, combined with debt issuance costs, resulted in net proceeds of approximately $290.9 million.

Alliance, Ohio-based Terry’s Tire and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of purchasing, marketing, distributing and selling tires, wheels and related tire and wheel accessories on a wholesale basis to tire dealers, wholesale distributors, retail chains, automotive dealers and others, retreading tires and selling retread and other commercial tires through commercial outlets to end users and selling tires directly to consumers via the Internet.

Founded in 1972 as a single retail store, Terry’s has 10 distribution centers in nine states and a commercial tire operation. Its sales in 2013 were about $500 million, ATD said earlier, with an adjusted EBITDA of approximately $14 million.

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