Viacom Announces Early Tender Results, Increase of the Capped Tender Amount and Waterfall Tender Amount and Change of Expiration Date of Its Cash Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--Viacom Inc. (“Viacom”, “we” or “our”) (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA) today announced that in connection with its previously-announced cash tender offers (collectively, the “Offers”) for (1) up to $300,000,000 in aggregate principal amount (the “Capped Tender Amount”) of the 5.625% Senior Notes due 2019 issued by Viacom (the “Capped Tender Notes”), subject to proration procedures, and (2) up to $700,000,000 aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable settlement date and excluding fees and expenses related to the Offers) (the “Waterfall Tender Amount”) of the debt securities issued by Viacom as set forth in the table below under “Waterfall Tender Offers” (collectively referred to as the “Waterfall Tender Notes” and, together with the Capped Tender Notes, the “Securities;” and each series of Securities, a “series”), subject to the Acceptance Priority Levels (set forth in the table below) and proration procedures, in each case from each registered holder of Securities (individually, a “Holder,” and collectively, the “Holders”), $329,847,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Capped Tender Notes and $3,166,428,000 in combined aggregate principal amount of the Waterfall Tender Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 3, 2018 (the “Early Tender Deadline”), as shown in the table below. Viacom also announced that it is increasing the Capped Tender Amount from $300,000,000 to $329,847,000 and the Waterfall Tender Amount from $700,000,000 to an amount (excluding accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable settlement date and excluding fees and expenses related to the Offers) equal to the difference of (a) $1,100,000,000 minus (b) the aggregate purchase price of the Capped Tender Notes accepted for purchase by Viacom in the Offers, excluding accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable settlement date and excluding fees and expenses related to the Offers. Further, Viacom announced that it is changing the expiration date for the Offers to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 18, 2018. The terms and conditions of the Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase dated November 19, 2018 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Letter of Transmittal dated November 19, 2018 (the “Letter of Transmittal”), and remain unchanged except as amended hereby.
The principal amount of each series of the Waterfall Tender Notes listed in the table above ultimately accepted for purchase will depend upon the determination of the consideration to be paid in the Offers for each series of Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase as described in the Offer to Purchase (the “Total Consideration”), at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on December 4, 2018. The amount of Capped Tender Notes purchased will be subject to the Capped Tender Amount and proration as described in the Offer to Purchase. The amount of Waterfall Tender Notes purchased will also be subject to the Waterfall Tender Amount, the application of the Acceptance Priority Levels (as set forth in the table above) and proration as described in the Offer to Purchase.
Securities not accepted for purchase will be promptly credited to the account of the Holder of such Securities with The Depository Trust Company and otherwise returned in accordance with the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal.
Holders of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline will be eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes an early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn by such Holders and accepted for purchase by Viacom. All payments for Securities purchased in connection with the Early Tender Deadline will also include accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of Securities purchased from the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant series of Securities up to, but not including, the early settlement date, which is currently expected to be December 5, 2018. In accordance with the terms of the Offers, the withdrawal deadline was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 3, 2018. As a result, tendered Securities may no longer be withdrawn, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law (as determined by Viacom).
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell with respect to any securities.
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