Snap-on Announces Pricing of Tender Offer for Any and All of Its Outstanding 6.70% Senior Notes Due March 1, 2019

KENOSHA, Wis.--()--Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) (the “Company”) announced today that it has priced the previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 6.70% Senior Notes due March 1, 2019 (the “Notes”).

Certain information regarding the Notes and the pricing for the Tender Offer is set forth in the table below.

Title of     CUSIP     Principal     U.S.     Bloomberg     Fixed     Tender Offer
Security Number Amount Treasury Reference Spread Consideration
Outstanding Reference Page (1)(2)
                  Security                  

6.70%
Senior
Notes due
March 1, 2019

    833034 AG6     $200,000,000    

1.125%
UST due
February 28, 2019

    FIT4     + 50 bps     $1,040.88

(1) Per $1,000 principal amount.

(2) Tender Offer Consideration (as defined below) calculated on the basis of pricing for the U.S. Treasury Reference Security as of 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 26, 2018.

The Tender Offer is being made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated February 20, 2018, and the related letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery (as they may each be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Tender Offer Documents”), to purchase for cash any and all of the Notes. The Company refers investors to the Tender Offer Documents for the complete terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.

The “Tender Offer Consideration” listed in the table above for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer was determined in the manner described in the Tender Offer Documents by reference to a fixed spread for the Notes (the “Fixed Spread”) specified in the table above plus the yield based on the bid-side price of the U.S. Treasury Reference Security specified in the table above at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 26, 2018.

Holders will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the date the Company initially makes payment for such Notes, which date is anticipated to be February 27, 2018 (the “Settlement Date”).

Information Relating to the Tender Offer

Holders are urged to read the Tender Offer Documents carefully before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer. Copies of the Tender Offer Documents are available at http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Snap-on/ or may be obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information Agent for the Tender Offer, at (866) 470-4300 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect). Questions regarding the Tender Offer may be directed to the Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer, Citigroup at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect), J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or (212) 834-3260 (collect) or U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. at (877) 558-2607 (toll-free) or (612) 336-7604 (collect).

None of the Company or its affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the Dealer Managers, the Information Agent or the trustee with respect to the Notes is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offer, and neither the Company nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decisions as to whether to tender any of their Notes, and if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation to buy any of these Notes or any other securities of the Company nor is it a solicitation for acceptance of the Tender Offer. The Company is making the Tender Offer only by, and pursuant to the terms of, the Tender Offer Documents. The Tender 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 the Company, the Dealer Managers or the Depositary and Information Agent makes any recommendation in connection with the Tender Offer.

About Snap-on

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on also derives income from various financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and support its franchise business. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $3.7 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

Snap-on Incorporated
Media contact:
Richard Secor
262/656-5561
or
Investor contact:
Leslie Kratcoski
262/656-6121

Release Summary

Snap-on has priced its previously announced tender offer to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 6.70% Senior Notes due March 1, 2019.

Contacts

Snap-on Incorporated
Media contact:
Richard Secor
262/656-5561
or
Investor contact:
Leslie Kratcoski
262/656-6121