Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today the initial settlement of its offer to purchase $300 million in debt and exchange an additional $300 million of existing debt for new 4.070% senior notes due March 17, 2022 (the “new notes”).
In accordance with the terms of the company’s private offers (the “offers”) to exchange certain existing notes listed in the table below, Xerox delivered today an aggregate principal amount of $300 million of new notes and paid an aggregate of approximately $322 million cash consideration. This settlement is for the existing notes accepted for purchase and exchange, plus accrued and unpaid interest on those existing notes from the last interest payment date to, but not including, today, and cash in lieu of fractional portions of new notes. Existing notes accepted for tender were retired and cancelled. Existing notes not accepted for tender will be returned to their tendering eligible holders.
The table below shows the principal amount of each series of existing notes accepted for purchase and exchange at 2:00 p.m. ET on March 14, 2017 (the “early acceptance date”), and the principal amount of cash and new notes delivered today for each series of existing notes accepted for purchase and exchange pursuant to the offers (not including accrued and unpaid interest on such existing notes or cash in lieu of fractional portions of new notes).
|Principal Amount Delivered|
|CUSIP Number||Title of Series||Aggregate Principal Amount Outstanding||Principal Amount of Existing Notes Accepted for Exchange||New Notes||Cash Consideration|
|984121BW2||6.350% Senior Notes due 2018||$1,000,000,000||$259,999,000||$129,980,000||$143,444,048|
|984121CA9||5.625% Senior Notes due 2019||$650,000,000||$96,362,000||$48,161,000||$55,914,051|
|984121CG6||2.750% Senior Notes due 2019||$500,000,000||$94,016,000||$47,000,000||$47,780,812|
|984121CH4||2.800% Senior Notes due 2020||$400,000,000||$87,233,000||$43,600,000||$43,455,119|
|984121CM3||3.500% Senior Notes due 2020||$400,000,000||$37,802,000||$18,897,000||$19,621,128|
|984121CK7||2.750% Senior Notes due 2020||$400,000,000||$24,795,000||$12,362,000||$12,226,662|
The terms and conditions of the offers are described in an offering memorandum dated February 28, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “offering memorandum”) and the accompanying letter of transmittal (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “letter of transmittal” and, together with the offering memorandum, the “offer documents”).
The offers will expire at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2017, unless extended. Xerox accepted for purchase and exchange existing notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) at or prior to 5:00 p.m. ET, on March 13, 2017 (the “early participation date”), in accordance with the offers, at the early acceptance date. Xerox does not expect to accept for purchase and exchange any existing notes tendered after the early participation date.
This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction or under any circumstances in which the offer or sale is unlawful. Xerox has not registered the new notes or the offering thereof under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which Xerox refers to as the “Securities Act,” or any state or foreign securities laws. The new notes may not be offered or sold in the United States, unless they are registered (including pursuant to the registration rights agreement as defined in the offering memorandum) or pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act.
The offers will only be made, and the new notes are only being offered and will only be issued, to holders of existing notes (i) in the United States, that are “qualified institutional buyers”, as that term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act (each such holder, a “QIB”), in a private transaction in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States, that are persons other than “U.S. persons”, as that term is defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act, in offshore transactions in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Xerox refers to the holders of existing notes that have certified to Xerox that they are eligible to participate in the offers pursuant to at least one of the foregoing conditions as “eligible holders”. Only eligible holders are authorized to receive or review the offer documents or to participate in the offers.
Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been retained to serve as both the exchange agent and the information agent for the offers. Eligible holders may download the offer documents from Global Bondholder Services Corporation’s website at http://gbsc-usa.com/eligibility/xerox or obtain from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, free of charge, by calling (toll-free) +1-866-794-2200 or (collect) +1-212-430-3774.
In making an investment decision, eligible holders must rely on their own examination of Xerox and the terms of the offers, including the merits and risks involved. They should not construe anything in the offer documents as legal, business or tax advice. They should consult their own advisors as needed to make their investment decision and to determine whether they are legally permitted to participate in the offers under applicable laws and regulations. None of Xerox, the exchange agent, the information agent, the trustee or the dealer managers or any affiliate of any of them makes any recommendation as to whether eligible holders of the existing notes should exchange their existing notes for new notes pursuant to the offers. The offers are made only by the offering memorandum and related letter of transmittal. This press release is neither an offer to sell or purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, any existing notes or new notes in the offers. The offers are not being made to holders of existing notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the offers are required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of Xerox by the dealer managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.
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