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Tesco PLC - Result of US Tender Offer

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Tesco PLC
27 January 2021
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT QUALIFIED OR MAY HAVE QUALIFIED AS INSIDE INFORMATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 7(1) OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014 AS IT FORMS PART OF DOMESTIC LAW BY VIRTUE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018 (EUWA).

TESCO PLC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF CASH TENDER OFFER FOR ANY AND ALL OF ITS 6.15% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2037

January 27, 2021. Tesco PLC (the "Offeror") announces today the results of the cash tender offer that the Offeror commenced on January 19, 2021, for any and all of its 6.15% Senior Notes due 2037 (the "Securities") for purchase by the Offeror for cash (the "Offer"). The terms and conditions of the tender offer are described in a tender offer memorandum dated January 19, 2021 (the "Tender Offer Memorandum"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this announcement have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.

On January 26, 2021, the Offeror announced the Purchase Price in respect of the Securities.

The Expiration Deadline for the Offer was 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on January 26, 2021. The aggregate principal amount of Securities validly tendered and not withdrawn by the Expiration Deadline was U.S.$170,286,000. No Securities were tendered pursuant to the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures.

The following table sets forth certain information relating to pricing of the Offer, as announced yesterday, January 26, 2021, as well as results of the Offer:

Title of Security

ISIN/CUSIP

Principal Amount Outstanding

U.S. Treasury Reference Security

Reference Yield

Fixed Spread

Purchase Price

Aggregate Principal Amount Accepted for Purchase

6.15% Senior Notes due 2037

Rule 144A: US881575AC87 / 881575AC8

Regulation S: USG87621AL52 / G87621AL5

U.S.$525,000,000

1.375% due August, 2050

1.808%

160 bps

U.S.$1,348.42 per U.S.$1,000 principal amount

U.S.$170,286,000

In addition to the payment of the Purchase Price, each Holder whose Securities are accepted for purchase will also be paid Accrued Interest equal to interest accrued and unpaid on the Securities from (and including) the immediately preceding interest payment date for the Securities to (but excluding) the Settlement Date.

The Settlement Date is expected to occur on January 28, 2021. Securities purchased pursuant to the Offer will be cancelled.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Requests for information in relation to the Offer should be directed to:

DEALER MANAGERS

BNP Paribas

16, boulevard des Italiens

75009 Paris

France

Attention: Liability Management Group

In the United States:

Toll Free: + 1 888 210 4358

Collect: + 1 212 841 3059

In Europe:

Telephone: +33 1 55 77 78 9

E-mail: liability.management@bnpparibas.com

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citigroup Centre

Canada Square

Canary Wharf

London E14 5LB

United Kingdom

Attention: Liability Management Group

In the United States:

Toll Free: +1 800 558 3745

Collect: +1 212 723 6106

In Europe:

Telephone: +44 20 7986 8969

E-mail: liabilitymanagement.europe@citi.com

MUFG Securities EMEA plc

Ropemaker Place

25 Ropemaker Street

London  EC2Y 9AJ

United Kingdom

Attention: Liability Management Group

In the United States:

Toll Free: +1 877 744 4532

In Europe:

Telephone: +44 20 7577 4218

E-mail: liability.management@mufgsecurities.com

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Brookfield Place

200 Vesey St, 8th Floor

New York, New York 10281

Attention: Liability Management Group

In the United States:

Toll Free: +1 877 381 2099

Collect: +1 212 618 7843

In Europe:

Telephone: +44 20 7029 7063

Email: liabilitymanagement@rbccm.com

TENDER & INFORMATION AGENT

Lucid Issuer Services Limited

Tankerton Works

12 Argyle Walk

London  WC1H 8AH

United Kingdom

E-mail: tesco@lucid-is.com
 

Telephone: +44 20 7704 0880

Attention: Arlind Bytyqi

Website: www.lucid-is.com/tesco

NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER

Subject to applicable law, the Offeror or any of its affiliates may at any time and from time to time following completion or cancellation of the Offer purchase remaining outstanding Securities issued by it by tender, in the open market, by private agreement or otherwise on such terms and at such prices as the Offeror or, if applicable, its affiliates may determine. Such terms, consideration and prices may be more or less favorable than those offered pursuant to the Offer.

This announcement is released by Tesco PLC and contains information that qualified or may have qualified as inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA (UK MAR), encompassing information relating to the Offer described above. For the purposes of UK MAR and the Implementing Technical Standards referred to therein, this announcement is made by Robert Welch, Group Company Secretary at Tesco PLC.

LEI Number: 2138002P5RNKC5W2JZ46

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