Boyd Gaming Announces Completion of $950 Million Borgata Financing

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Boyd Gaming's 50/50 joint venture in Atlantic City, New Jersey, completed a $950 million debt financing, consisting of two $400 million tranches of senior secured notes due October 2015 and August 2018, respectively (the "notes"), and a $150 million payment priority secured revolving credit facility maturing in August 2014, of which $75 million was drawn at closing.

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Marina District Finance Company, Inc. ("MDFC"), the issuer of the notes, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marina District Development Company, LLC ("MDDC"), the entity that developed and owns Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, including The Water Club Hotel at Borgata.  

The $400 million 2015 notes bear interest at a rate of 9 1/2% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 of each year, commencing April 15, 2011.  The $400 million 2018 notes bear interest at a rate of 9 7/8% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing February 15, 2011.  The notes are guaranteed by MDDC.

The proceeds from the debt financing will be used to retire Borgata's existing bank credit facility, pay transaction fees and expenses and make a one-time distribution to Borgata's joint venture partners estimated to be approximately $215 million, subject to adjustment based upon actual transaction fees and expenses, as well as the actual payoff of the outstanding balance under Borgata's existing credit facility at closing.

Banc of America Securities LLC acted as representative for the initial purchasers.  Morrison & Foerster LLP represented Borgata in the offering, and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP represented the initial purchasers.

The notes were sold only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and in offshore transactions to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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