Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Cash Tender Offer For Any and All of Certain of Its Outstanding Debt Securities

NEW YORK--()--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of its 5.875% Notes due 2036, 6.125% Notes due 2038 and 6.875% Debentures due 2097 (collectively, the “notes”).

The tender offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated today and a related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery, which set forth the terms and conditions of the tender offer. The expiration date of the tender offer is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 20, 2017, unless extended or earlier terminated.

Holders of notes must validly tender and not validly withdraw their notes before the expiration date, or comply with the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Offer to Purchase, to be eligible to receive the consideration (as described below). Tendered notes may only be withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 20, 2017.

The table below sets forth certain information regarding the notes and the tender offer.

Title of Security  

CUSIP No.

 

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

 

Reference
U.S.
Treasury
Security

 

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

 

Fixed
Spread

 

Hypothetical
Consideration(1)(2)

5.875% Notes due
November 15, 2036

110122AP3

$403,364,000

3.000% due
February 15, 2047

PX1

80 bps

$1,304.66
6.125% Notes due
May 1, 2038

110122AQ1

$277,594,000

3.000% due
February 15, 2047

PX1

90 bps

$1,338.65
6.875% Debentures due
August 1, 2097

110122AC2

$260,042,000

3.000% due
February 15, 2047

PX1

187.5 bps

$1,439.50

(1)   Per $1,000 tendered and not validly withdrawn.
(2) Based on the applicable Reference U.S. Treasury Security at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 13, 2017.
 

Tenders of 5.875% Notes and 6.125% Notes will be accepted only in principal amounts equal to $2,000 or integral multiples of $1,000 thereof. Tenders of 6.875% Debentures will be accepted only in principal amounts equal to $1,000 or integral multiples thereof. The tender offer is not conditioned upon any minimum amount of notes being tendered.

The consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of notes tendered and accepted for payment by Bristol-Myers Squibb pursuant to the tender offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to a fixed spread specified in the table above for each series of the notes over the yield based on the bid-side price of the U.S. Treasury Security specified in the table above, as calculated by the dealer manager (identified below) for the tender offer at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 20, 2017. Accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the settlement date will be paid in cash on all validly tendered notes accepted and purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb in the tender offer. The settlement date is currently expected to occur on June 23, 2017.

Bristol-Myers Squibb has retained Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. to serve as dealer manager for the tender offer and has retained D.F. King & Co., Inc. to serve as tender agent and information agent for the tender offer.

Requests for documents relating to the tender offer may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. by telephone at (800) 334-0384, by email at bmy@dfking.com or in writing at 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10005. Questions regarding the tender offer may be directed to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at (866) 627-0391 (toll free) or (212) 250-2955 (collect). Copies of the Offer to Purchase, Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery are also available at the following web address: www.dfking.com/bmy.

This press release is not a tender offer to purchase or a solicitation of acceptance of a tender offer, which may be made only pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase. In any jurisdiction where the laws require the tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the tender offer will be deemed made on behalf of Bristol-Myers Squibb by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., or one or more registered brokers or dealers under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information about Bristol-Myers Squibb, visit us at BMS.com or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Forward Looking Statements

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Contacts

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Media:
Ken Dominski, 609-252-5251
ken.dominski@bms.com
or
Laura Hortas, 609-252-4587
laura.hortas@bms.com
or
Investors:
Tim Power, 609-252-7509
timothy.power@bms.com
or
Bill Szablewski, 609-252-5894
william.szablewski@bms.com

Release Summary

Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Cash Tender Offer For Any and All of Certain of Its Outstanding Debt Securities

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Contacts

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Media:
Ken Dominski, 609-252-5251
ken.dominski@bms.com
or
Laura Hortas, 609-252-4587
laura.hortas@bms.com
or
Investors:
Tim Power, 609-252-7509
timothy.power@bms.com
or
Bill Szablewski, 609-252-5894
william.szablewski@bms.com