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The Container Store Group, Inc. Completes Amendment of Senior Secured Term Loan

08/21/2017

Updates Fiscal 2017 Outlook to Reflect Amended Terms

COPPELL, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE:TCS) (the “Company”), today announced it has completed the amendment of its senior secured term loan credit facility, led by JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. The amended and restated facility extended the maturity date to August 18, 2021 with an increase in the applicable interest rate margin for LIBOR loans to 7%, and for base rate loans to 6%, and reduced the aggregate principal amount of the term loan to $300 million.

“We are pleased to announce the amendment of our senior secured term loan that extends the maturity date while also including a soft call provision that provides us enhanced financial flexibility,” said Jodi Taylor, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. “We remain focused on executing our initiatives to drive sales and profitability and deliver operational improvement. We are updating our previously provided fiscal 2017 outlook to reflect the costs and higher interest expense associated with this amendment.”

As a result of the amendment, for fiscal 2017, the Company expects to incur approximately $7 million of incremental interest expense for a total of approximately $25 million, and debt extinguishment costs of approximately $2 million. The Company expects fiscal 2017 net income per share to be $0.13 to $0.23 based on estimated common shares outstanding of 49 million. Adjusted net income is expected to be $0.27 to $0.40 per share (see Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures table). All other elements of the Company’s previously issued outlook remain unchanged.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including statements about our expectations regarding our goals, strategies, priorities and initiatives; and our anticipated interest expense and financial performance for fiscal 2017.

These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: our Optimization Plan may not result in improved sales and profitability; our inability to open or relocate new stores, or remodel existing stores, in the timeframe and at the locations we anticipate; overall decline in the health of the economy, consumer spending, and the housing market; our operating and financial performance in a given period may not meet the guidance we provided to the public; our inability to manage costs and risks relating to new store openings; our inability to source and market new products to meet consumer preferences; our failure to achieve or maintain profitability; our dependence on a single distribution center for all of our stores; effects of a security breach or cyber-attack of our website or information technology systems; our vulnerability to natural disasters and other unexpected events; our reliance upon independent third party transportation providers; our inability to protect our brand; our failure to successfully anticipate consumer preferences and demand; our inability to manage our growth; inability to locate available retail store sites on terms acceptable to us; our inability to maintain sufficient levels of cash flow to meet growth expectations; disruptions in the global financial markets leading to difficulty in borrowing sufficient amounts of capital to finance the carrying costs of inventory to pay for capital expenditures and operating costs; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; our inability to effectively manage our online sales; competition from other stores and internet based competition; our inability to obtain merchandise on a timely basis at competitive prices as a result of changes in vendor relationships; vendors may sell similar or identical products to our competitors; our reliance on key executive management, and the transition in our executive leadership; our inability to find, train and retain key personnel; labor relations difficulties; increases in health care costs and labor costs; our dependence on foreign imports for our merchandise; violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti bribery and anti-kickback laws; and our indebtedness may restrict our current and future operations.

These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on June 1, 2017, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE:TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products — a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 11,000 products designed to save space and time, a suite of custom closet systems and an array of digital shopping services. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for real solutions from the really organized and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.

The Container Store Group, Inc. Supplemental Information - Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

The table below reconciles the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures of GAAP net income and GAAP net income per diluted share.

Fiscal Year 2017 Outlook
  Low High
Numerator:
Net income $6,200 $11,100
Optimization Plan implementation charges (a) 9,000 11,000
Loss on extinguishment of debt (b) 2,400 2,400
Taxes(c) (4,200) (4,900)
Adjusted net income $13,400 $19,600
 
Denominator:
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted 49,000,000 49,000,000
 
Net income per diluted share $0.13 $0.23
Adjusted net income per diluted share $0.27 $0.40

(a) Charges incurred as part of the implementation of our Optimization Plan, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

(b) Loss recorded as a result of the amendment made to the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility in August 2017, which we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing operations.

(c) Tax impact of adjustments to net income, which we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing performance.

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