Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Transactions with RPC, Inc.
Until November 20, 2023, when the administrative services agreement was terminated, the Company provided certain administrative services to RPC, Inc. (“RPC”) (a company of which Mr. Gary W. Rollins was Chairman and currently
serves as a Director and a majority of the stock of which is owned by a group that includes Mr. Rollins and Pam Rollins, a director of the Company). The service agreements between RPC and the Company provided for the provision of services on a cost reimbursement basis and were terminable on six months’ notice. The services covered by these agreements included administration of certain employee benefit programs and other administrative services. Charges to RPC (or to corporations which are subsidiaries of RPC) for such services and rent totaled approximately $0.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and less than one thousand dollars for the year ended December 31, 2023.
Registration Rights Agreement and Secondary Offering
On September 6, 2023, the Company entered into the Underwriting Agreement with LOR and the Underwriters, relating to the Offering. In connection with the Offering, LOR granted the Underwriters an option to purchase Optional Shares. The Offering, including the sale of the Optional Shares, closed on September 11, 2023. The Company did not sell any shares in the Offering and did not receive any proceeds from the Offering. In addition, the Company completed the repurchase from LOR of 8,724,100 of the shares of Common Stock offered in the Offering for approximately $300 million at the same per share price paid by the Underwriters to LOR in the Offering, or $34.39 per share.
On June 5 2023, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with LOR and LOR paid $1.5 million to the Company and upon closing the Offering, LOR paid $3.5 million to the Company pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company will pay all costs, fees and expenses incident to the Company’s performance or compliance with the Registration Rights Agreement with respect to a total of five (5) requested offerings, and thereafter, LOR will be responsible for all such expenses in connection with any subsequent offering. These cash receipts are included in other financing activities in our consolidated statement of cash flows.
In connection with the Offering, LOR entered into a lock-up agreement with the Underwriters for a period of 365 days from the pricing date of the Offering, during which time LOR is restricted from engaging in certain transactions with respect to its shares of the Company’s common stock. The Offering was made pursuant to the Company’s existing registration statement on Form S-3, previously filed with the SEC and declared effective by the SEC on June 22, 2023, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated September 6, 2023, filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company and LOR and also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company, LOR and the Underwriters against certain liabilities. The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is not meant to be a complete description and is qualified in its entirety by the Underwriting Agreement.
Aircraft and Administrative Arrangements
In 2014, P.I.A. LLC, a company then owned by our late Chairman of the Board of Directors, R. Randall Rollins, purchased a Lear Model 35A jet and entered into a lease arrangement with the Company for company use of the aircraft for business purposes. P.I.A. LLC is now owned by a trust for the benefit of the late Mr. Rollins’ family. The lease is terminable by either party on 30 days’ notice. The Company pays $100 per month in rent for the leased aircraft, and pays all variable costs and expenses associated with the leased aircraft, such as the costs for fuel, maintenance, storage and pilots. The Company has the priority right to use of the aircraft on business days, and Rollins family members and guests have the right to use the aircraft for personal use through the terms of an Aircraft Time Sharing Agreement with the Company. During the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, the Company paid or incurred approximately $0.6 million, $0.3 million, and $0.3 million in rent and operating costs under the Aircraft Time Sharing Agreement, respectively.
In August 2023, GWR 450, LLC (the “GWR LLC”), a company wholly-owned by Gary W. Rollins, purchased a Gulfstream 450 aircraft (the “G450”). In connection with the G450 purchase, the Company entered a lease arrangement with GWR LLC to lease the G450 for corporate purposes from time to time. The initial term of the lease is one year from the date of the agreement and the same renews for another year, unless terminated sooner.
During 2023, the Company amended its existing Pilot Sharing Agreement with LOR to include GWR LLC whereby the Company’s employee pilots may be used by LOR and GWR LLC from time to time to operate their aircrafts. LOR will reimburse the Company for 50% of the costs of the pilots, including salary, benefits and training. In addition, LOR and the
Company are each responsible for their own fuel costs. Charges to LOR under the Pilot Sharing Agreement total $0.5 million, $0.6 million and $0.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
During 2023, the existing administrative services agreement (the “Administrative Services Agreement”) between the Company and LOR was amended to include GWR LLC. According to the amended agreement, the Company shall provide certain administrative services to LOR and GWR LLC and rents office, hanger and storage space to LOR and GWR LLC. Charges to LOR and GWR LLC for rent and administrative services totaled $1.1 million, $0.8 million and $0.6 million for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
The foregoing aircraft and administrative services arrangements were previously approved by the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Related Party Franchise Agreement
On December 1, 2019, Orkin, a subsidiary of the Company entered into a franchise agreement with Wilson Pest Management, Inc. The franchise is owned 100% by John Wilson IV. During the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, the Company received a total of approximately $0.2 million, $0.2 million and $0.1 million, respectively. During the year ended December 31, 2019 the Company received $0.8 million which included payment for the franchise and an initial franchise fee of seventy-five thousand dollars in connection with the transaction. The franchise agreement provides for a monthly royalty fee of 9.0% of the franchisee’s reported revenue. John Wilson IV is the son of John F. Wilson, Vice Chairman of the Company. The Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee approved the agreement in accordance with its Related Party Transactions policy.