NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced that in connection with its previously-announced cash tender offers (collectively, the “Offers”) for the debt securities identified in the table below (collectively, the “Securities”), approximately $2.03 billion in combined aggregate principal amount of Securities were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 5, 2017 (the “Early Tender Deadline”), in the aggregate amounts as shown in the table. The terms and conditions of the Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase dated November 21, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Letter of Transmittal dated November 21, 2017 (the “Letter of Transmittal”), and remain unchanged.
|Title of Security||CUSIP Number||
Prior to the Offers
|4.500% Senior Debentures due 2042||92553PAL6||1||$||104,075,000||$||41,238,000|
|4.875% Senior Debentures due 2043||92553PAQ5||2||$||37,268,000||$||5,109,000|
|4.850% Senior Debentures due 2034||92553PAZ5||3||$||591,826,000||$||307,481,000|
|3.450% Senior Notes due 2026||92553PBB7||4||$||594,035,000||$||115,042,000|
|2.250% Senior Notes due 2022||92553PBA9||5||$||189,623,000||$||86,601,000|
|5.250% Senior Debentures due 2044||92553PAW2||6||$||550,000,000||$||202,377,000|
|3.250% Senior Notes due 2023||92553PAR3||7||$||300,000,000||$||118,390,000|
|3.125% Senior Notes due 2022||92553PAM4||8||$||300,000,000||$||104,625,000|
|3.875% Senior Notes due 2024||92553PAX0||9||$||550,000,000||$||152,544,000|
|2.750% Senior Notes due 2019||92553PAY8||10||$||252,345,000||$||65,538,000|
|4.250% Senior Notes due 2023||92553PAT9||11||$||1,250,000,000||$||385,325,000|
|3.875% Senior Notes due 2021||92553PAJ1||12||$||600,000,000||$||204,627,000|
|5.850% Senior Debentures due 2043||92553PAU6||13||$||1,250,000,000||$||240,996,000|
|(1)||As of the Early Tender Deadline.|
The principal amount of each series of Securities listed in the table above ultimately accepted for purchase will depend upon the determination of the consideration to be paid in the Offers for each series of Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase as described in the Offer to Purchase (the “Total Consideration”), at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on December 6, 2017, and will be subject to the maximum tender amount of a combined aggregate purchase price of up to $1.0 billion (excluding accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable settlement date and excluding fees and expenses related to the Offers), the application of the Acceptance Priority Levels (as set forth in the table above) and proration.
Securities not accepted for purchase will be promptly credited to the account of the registered holder of such Securities with The Depository Trust Company and otherwise returned in accordance with the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal.
Holders of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline will be eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes an early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn by such holders and accepted for purchase by Viacom. All payments for Securities purchased in connection with the Early Tender Deadline will also include accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of Securities tendered from the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant series of Securities up to, but not including, the early settlement date, which is currently expected to be December 7, 2017. In accordance with the terms of the Offers, the withdrawal deadline was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 5, 2017. As a result, tendered Securities may no longer be withdrawn, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law (as determined by Viacom).
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.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content – including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences – for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Spike (to be rebranded as Paramount Network in the U.S.), VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms.
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