11.30.2017Financial

Verizon announces pricing terms of tender offers/consent solicitations for 31 series of Verizon and certain of its subsidiaries’ notes

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NEW YORK – Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) today announced the pricing terms of its previously announced 31 separate offers, for its own account and on behalf of certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, to purchase for cash (the “Tender Offers”) up to the Waterfall Cap (as defined below) the outstanding series of notes listed below (collectively, the “Notes”), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 15, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement” and, together with the accompanying letter of transmittal, the “Offer Documents”), such terms as amended by Verizon’s press release relating to the Tender Offers dated November 30, 2017 (the “Early Results Press Release”).

Withdrawal rights for each Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on November 29, 2017.  The Extended Early Participation Date (as defined in the Early Results Press Release) is 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on December 13, 2017, at which time the Tender Offers will also expire, unless the expiration date is extended or earlier terminated by Verizon.

The table below indicates, among other things, the aggregate principal amount of Notes validly tendered in each Tender Offer at or prior to the Original Early Participation Date (as defined in the Early Results Press Release) and the Offer Yield (as defined below) and Total Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement) for each $1,000 principal amount of each series of Notes validly tendered at or prior to the Extended Early Participation Date, as calculated at 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) today, November 30, 2017 (the “Price Determination Date”) in accordance with the terms of the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement:

Verizon’s obligation to accept Notes (and, with respect to the Subsidiary Notes, the related consents) tendered in the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations is subject to the terms and conditions described in the Offer Documents, including (i) the Acceptance Priority Procedures (as described in the Launch Press Release) and (ii) a $1.0 billion cap (the “Waterfall Cap”) on the total cash Verizon pays to purchase Notes validly tendered under the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations (excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment (as defined in the Launch Press Release)).  Holders of Notes who validly tender their Notes at or prior to the Extended Early Participation Date and whose Notes are accepted by Verizon will be eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes the Early Participation Payment (as defined in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement).  The Total Consideration that will be paid on the Settlement Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement) for each series of Notes accepted for purchase does not include the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment, which will be paid, in cash, in addition to the applicable Total Consideration. 

Verizon has retained Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to act as lead dealer managers and lead solicitation agents for the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations and Loop Capital Markets LLC and Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. to act as co-dealer managers and co-solicitation agents for the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations.  Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations should be directed to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at (800) 828-3182 (toll-free) or (212) 357-1452 (collect), or J.P. Morgan at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or (212) 834-4811 (collect).

Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as the Information Agent and the Tender Agent for the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations.  Questions or requests for assistance related to the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations or for additional copies of the Offer Documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 470-3800 (toll free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect).  You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations.  

This announcement is for informational purposes only. This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any Notes. The Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations are being made solely pursuant to the Offer Documents. The Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations are not being made to holders of 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 securities laws or blue sky laws require the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations will be deemed to be made on behalf of Verizon 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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