Reynolds Group Holdings Limited Announces Completion of Offering of $2,100 Million of Senior Secured Notes and $800 Million of Senior Notes and Acceptance of Tendered Securities
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Reynolds Group Holdings Limited (“Reynolds Group”) today announced that it had, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, completed the sale of $1,350 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the “Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes”), $750 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2021 (the “Floating Rate Senior Secured Notes” and, together with the Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, the “Senior Secured Notes”) and $800 million aggregate principal amount of 7.000% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “Senior Notes” and, together with the Senior Secured Notes, the “Notes”). The Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes will mature on July 15, 2023, the Floating Rate Senior Secured Notes will mature on July 15, 2021 and the Senior Notes will mature on July 15, 2024. The Notes were sold in private offerings exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes were sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S, each under the Securities Act.
Reynolds Group has used or intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with available cash and the proceeds from new borrowings under its existing securitization facility, to repay, redeem or discharge (i) all of the 7.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the “7.125% Senior Secured Notes”), the 7.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the “7.875% Senior Secured Notes”), the 8.500% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “8.500% Senior Notes”), the 9.000% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “9.000% Senior Notes”) and the 6.000% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2017 (the “6.000% Subordinated Notes”) and (ii) up to $691 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.875% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “9.875% Senior Notes” and, together with the 7.125% Senior Secured Notes, the 7.875% Senior Secured Notes, the 8.500% Senior Notes, the 9.000% Senior Notes and the 6.000% Senior Subordinated Notes, the “Existing Notes”).
In connection with the previously announced tender offers by Reynolds Group, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, for the Existing Notes, Reynolds Group announced that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 24, 2016 (the “Withdrawal Deadline”):
(i) $339,813,000 in principal amount of 7.125% Senior Secured Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, such amount representing approximately 57% of the aggregate principal amount of the 7.125% Senior Secured Notes then outstanding,
(ii) $408,705,000 in principal amount of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, such amount representing approximately 65% of the aggregate principal amount of the 7.875% Senior Secured Notes then outstanding,
(iii) $663,188,000 in principal amount of 8.500% Senior Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, such amount representing approximately 99% of the aggregate principal amount of the 8.500% Senior Notes then outstanding,
(iv) $588,855,000 in principal amount of 9.000% Senior Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, such amount representing approximately 96% of the aggregate principal amount of the 9.000% Senior Notes then outstanding,
(v) $537,525,000 in principal amount of 6.000% Subordinated Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, such amount representing approximately 91% of the aggregate principal amount of the 6.000% Subordinated Notes then outstanding and
(vi) $861,743,000 in principal amount of 9.875% Senior Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, such amount representing approximately 67% of the aggregate principal amount of the 9.875% Senior Notes then outstanding.
The notes tendered in (i) through (v) above are referred to as the “Tendered Notes” and the notes tendered in (vi) above are referred to as the “Tendered 9.875% Notes”. The Tendered Notes were accepted for purchase on June 27, 2016. $690,997,000 principal amount of the Tendered 9.875% Notes were accepted for purchase on June 27, 2016. Holders of Tendered 9.875% Notes were subject to proration as described in the offer to purchase and letter of transmittal related to the tender offers dated June 13, 2016. Any remaining Existing Notes tendered after the withdrawal deadline may not be withdrawn.
The tender offers for the Existing Notes will expire at 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on July 12, 2016, unless extended or earlier terminated (the “Expiration Time”). Subject to applicable securities laws and the terms of the tender offers for the Existing Notes, Reynolds Group reserves the right to terminate or amend in any respect the tender offers for the Existing Notes.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell or purchase nor the solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
The tender offers for the Existing Notes are being made only pursuant to the offer to purchase and letter of transmittal that Reynolds Group previously distributed to holders of such Existing Notes. Holders of Existing Notes and investors should read carefully the offer to purchase and letter of transmittal because they contain important information, including the various terms of and conditions to the tender offers for the Existing Notes.
Reynolds Group has engaged Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (“Credit Suisse”) as Dealer Manager for the tender offers for the Existing Notes. Persons with questions regarding the tender offers should contact Credit Suisse at (212) 538-2147 (collect) or (800) 820-1653 (toll free). Requests for copies of the offer to purchase or other tender offer materials may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Information Agent and Tender Agent for the tender offer, at (877) 283-0318 or (212) 269-5550 (collect).
None of the Reynolds Group, the Dealer Manager, the Information Agent and Tender Agent or any other person makes any recommendation as to whether holders of Existing Notes should tender their Existing Notes, and no one has been authorized to make such a recommendation.
About Reynolds Group:
Reynolds Group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products. Additional information regarding Reynolds Group is available at www.reynoldsgroupholdings.com.
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Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referred to above.
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
Joseph E. Doyle – + 1-847-482-2409