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On June 10, 2020, ViacomCBS Inc. issued a press release announcing the expiration and final tender results of its previously announced cash tender offers for certain of its or its subsidiaries’ outstanding senior notes and debentures. A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
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(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed as part of this Report on Form 8-K:
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|99||Press release of ViacomCBS Inc. dated June 10, 2020, announcing the expiration and final tender results of its cash tender offers.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Christa A. D’Alimonte|
|Name:||Christa A. D’Alimonte|
|Title:||Executive Vice President,|
General Counsel and Secretary
Date: June 10, 2020
ViacomCBS Announces Expiration and Final Tender Results of its Cash Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities
June 10, 2020
NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE) -- June 10, 2020 -- ViacomCBS Inc. (“ViacomCBS”) (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) today announced that in connection with the expiration of its previously-announced cash tender offers (collectively, the “Offers”) of the debt securities identified in the table below, collectively referred to as the “Securities” and each referred to as a “series” of Securities, approximately $1,736,402,000 in combined aggregate principal amount of Securities were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Expiration Date, in the aggregate amounts as shown in the table. The Offers, which were for up to a maximum of $2.0 billion combined 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), expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 9, 2020 (the “Expiration Date”). The terms and conditions of the Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 12, 2020 (the “Offer to Purchase”), and were amended by each of ViacomCBS’ press releases issued on May 27, 2020, announcing the results for the Offers as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 26, 2020 (the “Early Tender Deadline”) and increase in consideration, and the pricing terms of the Offers, respectively.
|Title of Security||CUSIP
Outstanding Prior to the Offers
|Aggregate Principal Amount Tendered as of the Early Tender Deadline and Purchased||Aggregate Principal Amount Tendered After the Early Tender Deadline and as of the Expiration Date||Total Aggregate Principal Amount Purchased and Expected to be Purchased|
|3.875% Senior Notes due 2021||92553P AJ1||1||$600,000,000||$170,045,000||$89,558,000||$259,603,000|
|2.500% Senior Notes due 2023||124857 AS2||2||$400,000,000||$169,941,000||$33,493,000||$203,434,000|
|2.900% Senior Notes due 2023||
|3.250% Senior Notes due 2023||92553P AR3||4||$181,610,000||$39,549,000||$653,000||$40,202,000|
|4.250% Senior Notes due 2023||92553P AT9||5||$1,250,000,000||$406,345,000||$2,921,000||$409,266,000|
|7.125% Senior Notes due 2023||124845 AF5||6||$45,882,000||$11,044,000||$103,000||$11,147,000|
|7.875% Debentures due 2023||960402 AS4||7||$186,998,000||$47,557,000||$180,000||$47,737,000|
|5.875% Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2057*||92553P BD3||8||$650,000,000||$130,000,000||n/a||$130,000,000|
|3.375% Senior Notes due 2022||124857 AG8||9||$700,000,000||$271,186,000||$12,883,000||$284,069,000|
|3.125% Senior Notes due 2022||92553P AM4||10||$195,375,000||$76,054,000||$1,703,000||$77,757,000|
|2.250% Senior Notes due 2022||92553P BA9||11||$49,553,000||$14,077,000||$258,000||$14,335,000|
|*||The maximum aggregate principal amount of the 5.875% Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2057 (the “2057 Debentures”) purchased in the Offers was capped at $130,000,000.|
As of the Expiration Date, Securities in each series listed in the table above (other than with respect to the 2057 Debentures), validly tendered after the Early Tender Deadline but on or prior to the Expiration Date are expected to be accepted for purchase on June 11, 2020 (the “Final Settlement Date”).
Pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase, the maximum principal amount of 2057 Debentures to be purchased was limited to $130,000,000 (the “2057 Debentures Tender Cap”). Because the amount of the 2057 Debentures previously accepted for purchase at the Early Tender Deadline met the 2057 Debentures Tender Cap, no additional 2057 Debentures will be accepted for purchase on the Final Settlement Date.
Securities not accepted for purchase will be promptly credited to the account of the registered holder of such Securities (individually, a “Holder” and collectively, the “Holders”) with The Depository Trust Company and otherwise returned in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.
As announced previously, Holders of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Expiration Date that were accepted for purchase will receive the Total Consideration (as defined in the Offer to
Purchase), which includes the early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Securities accepted for purchase. All payments for Securities purchased in connection with the expiration of the Offers 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 Final Settlement Date.
Information Relating to the Offers
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Mizuho Securities USA LLC are acting as the dealer managers for the Offers. The information agent and tender agent for the Offers is Global Bondholder Services Corporation. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and related offering materials are available by contacting Global Bondholder Services Corporation by telephone at (866) 924-2200 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers) or by email at email@example.com. Questions regarding the Offers should be directed to Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Liability Management Group, at (212) 723-6106 (collect) or (800) 558-3745 (toll-free), Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Liability Management Group, at (212) 250-2955 (collect) or (866) 627-0391 (toll-free), J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Liability Management Group, at (212) 834-3424 (collect) or (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Liability Management Group, at (212) 205-7736 (collect) or (866) 271-7403 (toll-free).
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. The solicitation of offers to sell the Securities is only being made pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase. The offer is not being made 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. None of ViacomCBS, the dealer managers, or the information and tender agent is making any recommendation as to whether or not holders should tender their Securities in connection with the Offers.
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the US television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
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