BURBANK, Calif., October 1, 2019 – The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) (NYSE: DIS) announced today the expiration and final results of the previously announced cash tender offers (each, a “Tender Offer”) of Disney and its indirect subsidiary, 21st Century Fox America, Inc. (“21CFA”), to purchase outstanding notes of Disney listed in the table below (the “Disney Notes”), subject to a maximum aggregate purchase price (including principal and premium, but excluding accrued interest) of $4,000,000,000 (the “Maximum Disney Tender Cap”), and any and all outstanding debt securities of 21CFA (the “21CFA Notes” and together with the Disney Notes, the “Tender Notes” and each a “Series” of Tender Notes).
The Tender Offers expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on September 30, 2019 (the “Expiration Date”) and no tenders submitted after the Expiration Date are valid. The Tender Offers were subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions as set forth in the Offer to Purchase (as defined below), all of which have been satisfied as of the Expiration Date.
The early results and pricing information of the Tender Offers were previously announced in the press releases dated September 17, 2019. On September 18, 2019 (the “Early Settlement Date”), Disney and 21CFA purchased $2,659,306,000 aggregate principal amount of Disney Notes and $257,263,000 aggregate principal amount of 21CFA Notes, which were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 16, 2019 (the “Early Tender Deadline”) in accordance with the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase dated September 3, 2019 (as amended by the press release dated September 17, 2019, the “Offer to Purchase”) and related Letter of Transmittal (as amended by the press release dated September 17, 2019, the “Letter of Transmittal”). Capitalized terms used and not defined in this press release have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.
As previously announced, because the aggregate purchase price (including principal and premium, but excluding accrued interest) of Disney Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Tender Deadline exceeded the Maximum Disney Tender Cap, Disney accepted for purchase such Disney Notes in accordance with the Acceptance Priority Levels, subject to the proration factors set forth in the table below, as described in the Offer to Purchase, so as not to exceed the Maximum Disney Tender Cap. As a result of reaching the Maximum Disney Tender Cap by the Early Tender Deadline, no Disney Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline have been accepted for purchase and any such Disney Notes have been returned promptly to the tendering Holders (or, in the case of Disney Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, such Disney Notes have been promptly credited to the account maintained at The Depository Trust Company from which such Disney Notes were delivered) and otherwise returned in accordance with the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal.
After the Early Tender Deadline and on or prior to the Expiration Date, approximately $6,472,000 aggregate principal amount of 21CFA Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, and 21CFA has accepted for purchase all of such 21CFA Notes.
The table below identifies the principal amount of each Series of Tender Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase as of the Expiration Date.
|The Disney Notes|
Outstanding Prior to the Tender Offers
|Acceptance Priority Level||Principal Amount Accepted by Disney for Purchase||Proration Factor (1)||Reference Security||Tender Offer Yield||Fixed Spread (basis points)(2)||Total Consideration(3)|
|Disney||8.250% Notes due 2096||254687FE1
|$93,881,000||1||$16,463,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||4.180%||190 bps||$1,933.49|
|Disney||7.900% Notes due 2095||254687FC5
|$114,658,000||2||$20,703,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||4.180%||190 bps||$1,851.81|
|Disney||7.750% Notes due 2045||254687EY8
|$589,505,000||3||$264,520,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.480%||120 bps||$1,730.06|
|Disney||6.150% Notes due 2041||254687EQ5
|$1,488,657,000||4||$856,786,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.230%||95 bps||$1,448.72|
|Disney||8.150% Notes due 2036||254687EC6
|$299,003,000||5||$59,217,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.330%||105 bps||$1,623.99|
|Disney||7.850% Notes due 2039||254687EL6
|$297,134,000||6||$185,851,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.330%||105 bps||$1,643.35|
|Disney||6.750% Notes due 2038||254687EJ1
|$234,684,000||7||$93,455,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.230%||95 bps||$1,483.59|
|Disney||6.900% Notes due 2039||254687EN2
|$588,117,000||8||$351,699,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.180%||90 bps||$1,545.56|
|Disney||6.150% Notes due 2037||254687EE2
|$990,309,000||9||$668,375,000||100.0%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.080%||80 bps||$1,412.06|
|Disney||6.400% Notes due 2035||254687EA0
|$1,115,433,000||10||$142,237,000||23.6%||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.030%||75 bps||$1,429.71|
(1) The proration factor has been rounded to the nearest tenth of a percentage point for presentation purposes.
(2) Fixed Spread includes Early Tender Premium.
(3) Per $1,000 principal amount of Disney Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase in the applicable Tender Offer at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline.
|The 21CFA Notes|
Outstanding Prior to the Tender Offers
|Principal Amount Accepted by 21CFA for Purchase||Reference Security||Tender Offer Yield||Fixed Spread (basis points)(1)||Total Consideration(2)|
|21CFA||5.650% Senior Notes due 2020||90131HAP0
|$29,018,000||$5,557,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2021||2.329%||55 bps||$1,029.65|
|21CFA||4.500% Senior Notes due 2021||90131HAQ8||$136,676,000||$87,114,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2021||2.129%||35 bps||$1,032.71|
|21CFA||3.000% Senior Notes due 2022||90131HAR6||$78,176,000||$42,294,000||1.500% UST due 08/15/2022||2.066%||35 bps||$1,026.96|
|21CFA||8.875% Senior Debentures due 2023||90131HAS4||$51,596,000||$8,293,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.491%||80 bps||$1,218.80|
|21CFA||4.000% Senior Notes due 2023||90131HAA3||$15,156,000||$4,369,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.391%||70 bps||$1,061.55|
|21CFA||7.750% Senior Debentures due January 2024||90131HAT2
|$13,671,000||$1,182,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.591%||90 bps||$1,210.38|
|21CFA||7.750% Senior Debentures due February 2024||90131HAU9
|$21,888,000||$196,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.541%||85 bps||$1,214.09|
|21CFA||9.500% Senior Debentures due 2024||90131HAV7||$7,255,000||$97,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.541%||85 bps||$1,314.06|
|21CFA||3.700% Senior Notes due 2024||90131HAE5
|$22,684,000||$14,742,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.191%||50 bps||$1,067.63|
|21CFA||8.500% Senior Debentures due 2025||90131HAW5||$13,758,000||$1,486,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.541%||85 bps||$1,300.46|
|21CFA||3.700% Senior Notes due 2025||90131HBW4||$7,702,000||$3,880,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.341%||65 bps||$1,073.61|
|21CFA||7.700% Senior Debentures due 2025||90131HAX3||$11,916,000||$3,500,000||1.750% UST due 07/31/2024||2.591%||90 bps||$1,287.24|
|21CFA||7.430% Senior Debentures due 2026||90131HAY1||$10,501,000||$4,533,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.769%||95 bps||$1,296.11|
|21CFA||3.375% Senior Notes due 2026||90131HCB9
|$13,660,000||$11,788,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.369%||55 bps||$1,063.76|
|21CFA||7.125% Senior Debentures due 2028||90131HAZ8||$5,875,000||$598,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.769%||95 bps||$1,329.78|
|21CFA||7.300% Senior Debentures due 2028||90131HBA2||$4,418,000||$409,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.769%||95 bps||$1,345.18|
|21CFA||7.280% Senior Debentures due 2028||90131HBB0||$4,900,000||$330,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.819%||100 bps||$1,344.88|
|21CFA||7.625% Senior Debentures due 2028||90131HBC8||$12,211,000||$4,968,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.769%||95 bps||$1,391.95|
|21CFA||6.550% Senior Notes due 2033||90131HBD6||$7,653,000||$1,530,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.919%||110 bps||$1,402.53|
|21CFA||8.450% Senior Debentures due 2034||90131HBE4||$5,134,000||$207,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.969%||115 bps||$1,654.97|
|21CFA||6.200% Senior Notes due 2034||90131HBF1
|$15,778,000||$13,414,000||1.625% UST due 08/15/2029||2.969%||115 bps||$1,393.74|
|21CFA||6.400% Senior Notes due 2035||90131HBG9
|$34,567,000||$6,279,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.030%||75 bps||$1,429.71|
|21CFA||8.150% Senior Debentures due 2036||90131HBJ3||$997,000||$360,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.330%||105 bps||$1,623.99|
|21CFA||6.150% Senior Notes due 2037||90131HBK0||$9,691,000||$7,496,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.080%||80 bps||$1,412.06|
|21CFA||6.650% Senior Notes due 2037||90131HBL8||$15,763,000||$4,492,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.080%||80 bps||$1,493.64|
|21CFA||6.750% Senior Debentures due 2038||90131HBM6||$14,056,000||$2,761,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.230%||95 bps||$1,483.59|
|21CFA||7.850% Senior Notes due 2039||90131HBN4||$2,866,000||$30,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.330%||105 bps||$1,643.35|
|21CFA||6.900% Senior Notes due 2039||90131HBP9||$11,883,000||$191,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.180%||90 bps||$1,545.56|
|21CFA||6.150% Senior Notes due 2041||90131HBQ7||$11,343,000||$10,078,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.230%||95 bps||$1,448.72|
|21CFA||5.400% Senior Notes due 2043||90131HAB1||$16,164,000||$10,233,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.180%||90 bps||$1,371.07|
|21CFA||4.750% Senior Notes due 2044||90131HAH8
|$11,276,000||$4,598,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.180%||90 bps||$1,265.73|
|21CFA||4.950% Senior Notes due 2045||90131HBZ7||$699,000||$585,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.180%||90 bps||$1,308.20|
|21CFA||7.750% Senior Debentures due 2045||90131HBR5||$10,495,000||$1,618,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.480%||120 bps||$1,730.06|
|21CFA||4.750% Senior Notes due 2046||90131HCD5||$108,000||$25,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||3.180%||90 bps||$1,280.76|
|21CFA||7.900% Senior Debentures due 2095||90131HBS3||$35,342,000||$482,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||4.180%||190 bps||$1,851.81|
|21CFA||8.250% Senior Debentures due 2096||90131HBT1||$6,119,000||$4,020,000||2.875% UST due 05/15/2049||4.180%||190 bps||$1,933.49|
(1) Fixed Spread includes Early Tender Premium.
(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of 21CFA Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase in the applicable Tender Offer at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline.
The Tender Offers are intended to help manage Disney’s debt maturity profile, opportunistically prefund existing maturities and manage Disney’s overall cost of borrowing. The Disney Notes that were accepted for purchase had a weighted average coupon of 6.633% and were notes that were previously issued by Disney in exchange for outstanding notes issued by 21CFA. The 21CFA Notes that were accepted for purchase as of the Early Tender Deadline, together with the 21CFA Notes that were tendered after the Early Tender Deadline and on or prior to the Expiration Date and have been accepted for purchase, have a weighted average coupon of 4.961% and are notes that remained outstanding following the exchange offers completed in connection with Disney’s acquisition of TFCF Corporation (formerly known as Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.), the parent company of 21CFA.
Holders of 21CFA Notes who validly tendered their 21CFA Notes after the Early Tender Deadline and on or prior to the Expiration Date and whose 21CFA Notes were accepted for purchase will receive only the applicable Purchase Price, as fully described in the Offer to Purchase. The Purchase Price for the 21CFA Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offers will be calculated by taking the Total Consideration for the applicable Series and subtracting from it the Early Tender Premium for such Series. The Purchase Price plus accrued interest for 21CFA Notes that were validly tendered after the Early Tender Deadline and on or prior to the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase will be paid by the purchasers in same-day funds promptly following the Expiration Date on the final settlement date, which is currently expected to occur on October 3, 2019.
This announcement is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell, with respect to any securities. The Tender Offers were only made pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal. None of the purchasers, the Dealer Managers or the Tender Agent and Information Agent made any recommendation as to whether or not holders should tender their Tender Notes in connection with the Tender Offers.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“Citigroup”), J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“J.P. Morgan”), BNP Paribas Securities Corp., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC acted as Dealer Managers (collectively, the “Dealer Managers”) and Global Bondholder Services Corporation (“GBSC”) acted as the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Tender Offers. Questions regarding the Tender Offers may be directed to Citigroup or J.P. Morgan, the lead Dealer Managers, at:
388 Greenwich Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10013
Attn: Liability Management Group
Collect: (212) 723-6106
Toll-Free: (800) 558-3745
383 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10179
Attn: Liability Management Group
Collect: (212) 834-4811
Toll-Free: (866) 834-4666
Requests for documents (including the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, along with any amendments and supplements thereto) may be directed to GBSC at (866) 470-3900 (toll free) or (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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