Verizon announces pricing terms of its tender offers for 11 series of notes
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NEW YORK – Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) today announced the pricing terms of its previously announced 11 separate offers to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding series of notes listed in the table below (collectively, the “Notes”). Each offer to purchase a series of Notes is referred to as an “Offer” and collectively, as the “Offers”. The Offers are made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated October 24, 2019 relating to the Notes (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the accompanying notice of guaranteed delivery (the “Notice of Guaranteed Delivery,” and together with the Offer to Purchase, the “Offer Documents”).
On the terms and subject to the conditions in the Offer to Purchase, set forth in the table below is the applicable Total Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) for each series of Notes, as calculated at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) today, October 31, 2019 (the “Price Determination Date”), in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.
|Acceptance Priority Level||CUSIP Number||Title of Security||Principal Amount Outstanding||Fixed Spread (basis points)||Offer Yield||Total Consideration(1)(2)|
|1||92343VCZ5||4.672% notes due 2055||$3,172,131,000||+130||3.492%||$1,238.53|
|2||92343VCM4||5.012% notes due 2054||$1,574,144,000||+131||3.502%||$1,302.29|
|3||92343VDS0||5.012% notes due 2049||$3,535,114,000||+125||3.442%||$1,289.12|
|4||92343VDV3||5.500% notes due 2047||$1,430,580,000||+126||3.452%||$1,360.68|
|5||92343VCK8||4.862% notes due 2046||$4,317,480,000||+123||3.422%||$1,251.23|
|6||92343VCX0||4.522% notes due 2048||$4,528,159,000||+121||3.402%||$1,204.83|
|7||92343VBT0||6.550% notes due 2043||$1,018,898,000||+125||3.442%||$1,502.95|
|8||92343VDC5||4.125% notes due 2046||$1,274,054,000||+119||3.382%||$1,130.16|
|9||92343VBE3||4.750% notes due 2041||$710,670,000||+125||3.442%||$1,200.58|
|10||92343VBG8||3.850% notes due 2042*||$1,006,378,000||+120||3.392%||$1,071.65|
|11||92343VDR2||4.812% notes due 2039||$1,582,870,000||+117||3.362%||$1,205.08|
(1) Payable in cash per each $1,000 principal amount of the specified series of Notes validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date (as defined below) or the guaranteed delivery date pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures and, in either case, not validly withdrawn before the Withdrawal Date (as defined below) and accepted for purchase. Total Consideration does not include accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes accepted for purchase, which will be payable in addition to the Total Consideration.
(2) Total Consideration is based on the fixed spread specified in the table above for such series of Notes, plus 2.192%, which is the yield of the 2.875% U.S. Treasury Bond due May 15, 2049 as quoted on the Bloomberg reference page “FIT1” as of 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) today, October 31, 2019.
* Denotes a series of Notes for which the calculation of the applicable Total Consideration will be performed using the present value of such Notes as determined at the Price Determination Date as if the principal amount of such Notes had been due on the Par Call Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase).
The Offers will each expire at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) today, October 31, 2019, unless extended or earlier terminated (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the “Expiration Date”). Notes may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) today, October 31, 2019, unless extended or earlier terminated (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the “Withdrawal Date”), but not thereafter, unless extended by Verizon. The “Settlement Date” is expected to be the third business day after the applicable Expiration Date, or November 5, 2019, unless extended with respect to any Offer.
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer Documents, holders who (i) validly tender Notes at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date or (ii) validly tender their Notes at or prior to the applicable guaranteed delivery date pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures, and in either case do not validly withdraw Notes prior to the Withdrawal Date, and whose Notes are accepted for purchase by Verizon, will receive the applicable Total Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of such Notes in cash on the applicable Settlement Date.
In addition to the applicable Total Consideration, holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase will receive a cash payment equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes from and including the immediately preceding interest payment date for such Notes to, but excluding, the Settlement Date (the “Accrued Coupon Payment”). Interest will cease to accrue on the applicable Settlement Date for all Notes accepted in the Offers, including those tendered through the guaranteed delivery procedures.
The Offers are subject to the terms and conditions described in the Offer Documents, including, among other things, the Maximum Total Consideration Condition (as described below). Verizon reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to waive any and all conditions to any Offer, including the Maximum Total Consideration Condition.
Verizon’s obligation to complete an Offer with respect to a particular series of Notes is conditioned on the aggregate Total Consideration for the Offers, excluding the Accrued Coupon Payment, not exceeding $4,600,000,000 (the “Cash Cap”), unless waived by Verizon as provided in the Offer to Purchase. If at the Expiration Date for a particular Offer, the aggregate Total Consideration payable for such series of validly tendered Notes together with the aggregate Total Consideration payable after accepting for tender and paying for all validly tendered Notes of each series with a higher Acceptance Priority Level (as set forth in the table above) is greater than the Cash Cap, then Verizon will not be obligated to accept for purchase such series of Notes and may terminate the Offer with respect to such series of Notes and each series of Notes with a lower Acceptance Priority Level (as set forth in the table above) (the “Maximum Total Consideration Condition”). All validly tendered Notes of a series having a higher Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted before all validly tendered Notes of a series having a lower Acceptance Priority Level are accepted.
Verizon has retained Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to act as lead dealer managers for the Offers and BofA Securities, Inc., Loop Capital Markets LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Academy Securities Inc., R. Seelaus & Co., LLC and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. to act as co-dealer managers for the Offers. Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Offers should be directed to Citigroup at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect), Credit Suisse at (800) 820-1653 (toll-free) or (212) 325-2476 (collect), J.P. Morgan at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or (212) 834-4811 (collect) or Morgan Stanley at (800) 624-1808 (toll-free) or (212) 761-1057 (collect).
Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as the Tender Agent and the Information Agent for the Offers. Questions or requests for assistance related to the Offers or for additional copies of the Offer Documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 470-4300 (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 Offers. The Offer Documents can be accessed at the following link http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Verizon/.
If Verizon terminates any Offer with respect to one or more series of Notes, it will give prompt notice to the Tender Agent or Information Agent, as applicable, and all Notes tendered pursuant to such terminated Offer will be returned promptly to the tendering holders thereof. With effect from such termination, any Notes blocked in DTC (as defined below) will be released.
Holders are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other intermediary through which they hold Notes as to when such intermediary would need to receive instructions from a beneficial owner in order for that holder to be able to participate in, or withdraw their instruction to participate in the Offers before the deadlines specified herein and in the Offer to Purchase. The deadlines set by any such intermediary and The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) for the submission and withdrawal of tender instructions will also be earlier than the relevant deadlines specified herein and in the Offer to Purchase.