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CALLAWAY GOLF CO : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

11/20/2020 | 04:18pm EST

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed, on October 27, 2020, Callaway Golf Company, a Delaware corporation ("Callaway"), entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Topgolf International, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Topgolf"), pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") by and among Callaway, Topgolf and 51 Steps, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Callaway ("Merger Sub"), which provides that, among other matters, and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Callaway will acquire Topgolf by way of a merger of Merger Sub with and into Topgolf, with Topgolf surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Callaway (the "Merger").

As previously disclosed, on January 4, 2019, Callaway entered into a Credit Agreement with the lenders party thereto from time to time and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the "Term Loan Agreement"). In connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, on November 19, 2020, Callaway entered into an amendment to the Term Loan Agreement ("Amendment No. 2"), which, among other things, (a) permits the consummation of the Merger and certain other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (b) designates Topgolf and its subsidiaries as unrestricted subsidiaries under the Term Loan Agreement, which among other things, excludes them from the requirement to become guarantors under the Term Loan Agreement and from certain covenants and representations thereunder, (c) amends certain financial definitions and other provisions in the Term Loan Agreement to reflect the status of Topgolf and its subsidiaries as unrestricted subsidiaries thereunder, (d) amends certain covenants and other provisions in the Term Loan Agreement to permit Callaway and its subsidiaries to make certain investments in, and enter into certain transactions with, Topgolf and its subsidiaries, (e) requires that Callaway and its subsidiary guarantors pledge any interests owned in Topgolf as collateral under the Term Loan Agreement, and (f) implements new call protection under the Term Loan Agreement. The amendments to the Term Loan Agreement under Amendment No. 2 are subject to the consummation of the Merger and certain other customary closing conditions.

The foregoing description of Amendment No. 2 does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of Amendment No. 2, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth above in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.



Exhibit 10.1      Amendment No. 2, dated as of November 19, 2020, to the Credit
                Agreement, dated as of January 4, 2019, by and among Callaway Golf
                Company, the lenders party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as
                administrative agent

Exhibit 104     Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are
                embedded within the Inline XBRL document

Additional Information and Where You Can Find It

Callaway Golf Company will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include the proxy statement of Callaway Golf Company that also constitutes a prospectus of Callaway Golf Company and a consent solicitation statement of Topgolf International, Inc. (the "proxy statement/prospectus/consent solicitation"). INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS/CONSENT SOLICITATION, AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC, IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY, TOPGOLF INTERNATIONAL, INC., THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus/consent solicitation and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

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In addition, investors and stockholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus/consent solicitation and other documents filed with the SEC on Callaway's website at https://www.callawaygolf.com (for documents filed with the SEC by Callaway).

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Participants in the Solicitation

Callaway, Topgolf, and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Callaway in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who are, under the rules of the SEC, participants in the solicitation of the stockholders of Callaway and Topgolf, respectively, in connection with the proposed transaction, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus/consent solicitation when it is filed with the SEC. Information regarding Callaway's directors and executive officers is contained in Callaway's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its Revised Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, dated March 27, 2020, which are filed with the SEC and can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words "may," "should," "will," "could," "would," "anticipate," "plan," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," and similar expressions, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made and are not guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination transaction involving Callaway and Topgolf, including the anticipated operations, financial position, liquidity, performance, prospects or growth and scale opportunities of Callaway, Topgolf or the combined company, the strategies, prospects, plans, expectations or objectives of management of Callaway or Topgolf for future operations of the combined company, any statements regarding the approval and closing of the merger, including the need for stockholder approval and the satisfaction of closing conditions, and statements of belief and any statement of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other 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. These risks, uncertainties and other factors relate to, among others: risks and uncertainties related to our pending merger with Topgolf, including the failure to obtain, or delays in obtaining, required regulatory approval, the risk that such approval may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect Callaway or the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, any termination fee that may be payable by Callaway pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, or the failure to satisfy any of the closing conditions to the proposed transaction on a timely basis or at all; costs, expenses or difficulties related to the merger with Topgolf, including the integration of the Topgolf business; failure to realize the expected benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction in the expected timeframes or at all; the potential impact of the announcement, pendency or consummation of the proposed transaction on relationships with Callaway's and/or Topgolf's employees, customers, suppliers and other business partners; the risk of litigation or regulatory actions to Callaway and/or Topgolf; inability to retain key personnel; changes in legislation or government regulations affecting Callaway and/or Topgolf; uncertainty of the duration, scope and impact of COVID-19; a further spread or worsening of COVID-19; any further regulatory actions taken in response to COVID-19, including the future shutdown of or restrictions on Callaway's or Topgolf's retail locations, venues,

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distribution centers, manufacturing plants or other facilities; the effectiveness of Callaway's or Topgolf's protective gear, social distancing guidelines, and other preventive or safety measures; disruptions to business operations of Callaway and Topgolf as a result of COVID-19, including disruptions to business operations from travel restrictions, government-mandated or voluntary shut-down orders or quarantines, or voluntary "social distancing" that affects employees, customers and suppliers; continued growth, momentum and opportunities in the golf industry; production delays, closures of manufacturing facilities, retail locations, warehouses and supply and distribution chains; staffing shortages as a result of remote working requirements or otherwise; uncertainty regarding global economic conditions, particularly the uncertainty related to the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and related decreases in customer demand and spending; and economic, financial, social or political conditions that could adversely affect Callaway, Topgolf or the proposed transaction.

The foregoing list is not exhaustive. For additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties that could affect these statements, the golf industry, and Callaway's business, see Callaway's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Callaway's reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K subsequently filed with the SEC, including the proxy statement/prospectus/consent solicitation that will be included in the registration statement on Form S-4 that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Callaway undertakes no obligation to republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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