AT&T Inc. Commences Tender Offers for Fifty-Three Series of Notes
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) (“AT&T”) announced today offers to purchase for cash (the “Tender Offers”) any and all of the fifty-three series of outstanding notes listed in the table below (collectively, the “Notes”), on the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated November 18, 2019 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”). The Notes were previously issued by wholly-owned subsidiaries of AT&T, as detailed below.
The Tender Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 16, 2019, unless extended or earlier terminated by AT&T (the “Expiration Date”). Tenders of Notes submitted may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to the Expiration Date, but thereafter will be irrevocable, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law (the “Withdrawal Deadline”). The “Settlement Date” will be promptly following the Expiration Date and is expected to be December 19, 2019.
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, holders who validly tender at or prior to the Expiration Date and who do not validly withdraw Notes at or prior to the Withdrawal Deadline, subject in each case to the tender in the applicable minimum denominations, and whose Notes are accepted for purchase by AT&T, will receive the applicable Total Consideration specified below.
The Total Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of a series of Notes that is validly tendered and accepted for purchase, and not validly withdrawn (and subject to the applicable minimum denominations), will be determined by reference to the applicable fixed spread specified in the Offer to Purchase over the applicable reference yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable U.S. Treasury Security.
In addition to the applicable Total Consideration, holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase will be paid accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes to, but not including, the Settlement Date. Interest will cease to accrue on the Settlement Date for all Notes accepted. No further interest will be paid to the holders who tender such Notes, including if a record date for an interest payment on such Notes has passed before the Settlement Date.
AT&T has agreed to pay a fee equal to $1.00 for each $1,000 principal amount of each series of Notes validly tendered, and not validly withdrawn, and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offers to soliciting registered brokers and dealers in the United States that are appropriately designated by their clients to receive this fee; provided that such fee will only be paid with respect to the first $500,000 aggregate principal amount of each series of Notes tendered by an individual holder. Such soliciting broker fee will be paid pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase.
Holders are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other intermediary through which they hold Notes as to when such intermediary needs to receive instructions from a holder in order for that holder to be able to participate in, or, where revocation is permitted, timely revoke their instruction to participate in the Tender Offers. The deadlines set by each clearing system for the submission and withdrawal of exchange instructions will also be earlier than the relevant deadlines specified herein and in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal.
This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein. The Tender Offers are being made solely by the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
Neither the communication of this press release, the Offer to Purchase or any other offer materials relating to the Tender Offers is being made, and such documents and/or materials have not been approved by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”). Accordingly, this press release, the Offer to Purchase and such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to persons in the United Kingdom other than (a) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (b) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as the Joint-Lead Dealer Managers for the Tender Offers. For additional information regarding the terms of the offer, please contact Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at (866) 627-0391 (toll free) or (212) 250-2955 (collect) or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at (800) 828-3182 (toll free) or (212) 902-6351 (collect). Global Bondholder Services Corporation will act as the tender agent and information agent for the Tender Offers. Questions or requests for assistance related to the Tender Offers or for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase or Letter of Transmittal may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 470-3900 (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. The Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal can be accessed at the following link: http://gbsc-usa.com/att.