SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 28, 2019
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-33378
(State or other jurisdiction
2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 28, 2019, the Company priced its offering of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2026 (the Notes), at a public offering price of 99.840% of the aggregate principal amount, and entered into an underwriting agreement with Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representatives of the underwriters listed on Schedule 1 thereto (the Underwriting Agreement) relating to the Notes. The sale of the Notes closed on January 31, 2019. The Notes were issued pursuant to a Senior Indenture, dated as of June 12, 2007, between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee. The offering of the Notes has been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by the Company pursuant to its Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-225830). The Underwriting Agreement and the form of Note are filed as Exhibit 1.1 and Exhibit 4.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference. In connection with the issuance of the Notes, Sidley Austin LLP provided the Company with the legal opinion attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated January 28, 2019, between the Company and Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representatives to the several Underwriters listed on Schedule 1 thereto, relating to the Companys senior notes offering|
|4.1||Form of 4.500% Senior Note due 2026|
|5.1||Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP|
||Consent of Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES|
|Dated: January 31, 2019|| |
By: /s/ D. Christopher Greene
Name: D. Christopher Greene
Title: Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Secretary