LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Offeror”) has concluded today the invitation dated 10 October 2018 (such invitation, the “Offer”) to holders (the “Bondholders”) of its USD 350,000,000 cash-settled exchangeable bonds due 2021 (the “Outstanding Bonds”) to tender their Outstanding Bonds for purchase by the Offeror.
The Offer was accepted by Bondholders holding an aggregate principal amount of Outstanding Bonds equal to USD 227,200,000, corresponding to 64.9% of the aggregate principal amount of Outstanding Bonds in issue prior to the Offer.
Bondholders whose Outstanding Bonds are purchased pursuant to the Offer will receive a cash purchase price of USD 185,000 per USD 200,000 in principal amount of the Outstanding Bonds. Final settlement of the Offer will take place on 9 November 2018.
J.P. Morgan Securities plc acted as dealer manager (the “Dealer Manager”) in respect of the Offer.
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IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFER, THE DEALER MANAGER OR ITS AFFILIATES MAY, FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNT, ENTER INTO OR UNWIND ASSET SWAPS, CREDIT DERIVATIVES OR OTHER DERIVATIVE TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO THE BONDS AT THE SAME TIME AS THE OFFER OR IN SECONDARY MARKET TRANSACTIONS. THE DEALER MANAGER OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME HOLD LONG OR SHORT POSITIONS IN OR BUY AND SELL SUCH BONDS OR DERIVATIVES. NO DISCLOSURE WILL BE MADE OF ANY SUCH POSITIONS.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFER, THE DEALER MANAGER AND ITS AFFILIATES, ACTING AS INVESTORS FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNT, MAY SUBSCRIBE FOR SECURITIES OF THE OFFEROR OR DUFRY AG OR SELL THE BONDS OR ANY SHARES REFERABLE TO THE BONDS AND FOR SUCH REASON HOLD IN THEIR PORTFOLIOS, PURCHASE OR SELL SUCH BONDS OR ANY SECURITY OF THE OFFEROR OR DUFRY AG OR ANY RELATED INVESTMENT; FURTHERMORE, THEY MAY ALSO OFFER OR SELL SUCH SECURITIES OR MAKE INVESTMENTS OTHER THAN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE OFFER. THE DEALER MANAGER DOES NOT INTEND TO DISCLOSE THE AMOUNT OF SUCH INVESTMENTS OR TRANSACTIONS OTHER THAN TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
THE DEALER MANAGER IS ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE OFFEROR AND NO ONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFER AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR PROVIDING THE PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO CLIENTS OF THE DEALER MANAGER, OR FOR PROVIDING ADVICE IN RELATION TO THE OFFER. THE DEALER MANAGER DOES NOT OWE ANY DUTY TO ANY HOLDER OF THE BONDS. NEITHER THE DEALER MANAGER NOR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, ADVISERS OR AGENTS ACCEPTS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR OR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESS RELEASE (OR WHETHER ANY INFORMATION HAS BEEN OMITTED FROM THE PRESS RELEASE) OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION RELATING TO THE OFFEROR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, OR FOR ANY LOSS HOWSOEVER ARISING FROM ANY USE OF THIS PRESS RELEASE OR ITS CONTENTS OR OTHERWISE ARISING IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
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