Walmart Announces Early Participation Results, Upsizing and Satisfaction of the Financing Condition for its Cash Tender Offer

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.--()--Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) (“Walmart” or the “Company”) announced today results as of the Early Participation Date (as defined below) for its previously announced offer to purchase for cash the securities listed in Table I below (collectively, the “Securities”) (such offer to purchase, the “Tender Offer”). Walmart also announced that it is increasing the maximum aggregate principal amount of Securities it will accept for purchase in the Tender Offer from the previously announced amount of $8,000,000,000 to $10,000,000,000 (as hereby amended, the “Maximum Principal Amount”). In connection therewith, Walmart also announced that it has satisfied the previously announced Financing Condition for the Tender Offer.

The Tender Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated September 8, 2021 (as hereby amended and as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time in the future, the “Offer to Purchase”). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

As previously announced, the Early Participation Date for the Tender Offer was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 21, 2021 (the “Early Participation Date”). The Early Participation Date was not extended. The aggregate principal amount of the Securities of each series that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer at or prior to the Early Participation Date is set forth in Table I below. Because the aggregate principal amount of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer at or prior to the Early Participation Date exceeds the Maximum Principal Amount (as amended), the Company will not accept for purchase any Securities tendered after the Early Participation Date. Securities tendered in the Tender Offer and not purchased on the Early Payment Date will be returned promptly after the Early Payment Date.

Table I

 

Title of Security

Security Identifiers

Applicable Maturity
Date/Par Call Date

Principal
Amount
Outstanding
(millions)

Acceptance
Priority Level

Aggregate Principal
Amount Tendered
as of the
Early Participation Date

Percent of Amount
Outstanding Tendered
as of the
Early Participation Date

7.55% Notes

due 2030

CUSIP: 931142 BF9

ISIN: US931142BF98

February 15, 2030

$588

1

$119,265,000

20.27%

6.750% Debentures

due 2023

CUSIP: 931142 AU7

ISIN: US931142AU74

October 15, 2023

$152

2

$1,755,000

1.15%

6.500% Notes

due 2037

CUSIP: 931142 CK7

ISIN: US931142CK74

August 15, 2037

$1,300

3

$261,679,000

20.14%

5.875% Notes

due 2027

CUSIP: 931142 CH4

ISIN: US931142CH46

April 5, 2027

$483

4

$110,014,000

22.78%

6.200% Notes

due 2038

CUSIP: 931142 CM3

ISIN: US931142CM31

April 15, 2038

$919

5

$116,276,000

12.65%

5.625% Notes

due 2040

CUSIP: 931142 CS0

ISIN: US931142CS01

April 1, 2040

$751

6

$142,444,000

18.96%

5.625% Notes

due 2041

CUSIP: 931142 DB6

ISIN: US931142DB66

April 15, 2041

$918

7

$305,298,000

33.24%

5.25% Notes

due 2035

CUSIP: 931142 CB7

ISIN: US931142CB75

September 1, 2035

$1,968

8

$634,878,000

32.27%

5.000% Notes

due 2040

CUSIP: 931142 CY7

ISIN: US931142CY78

October 25, 2040

$519

9

$125,068,000

24.12%

4.875% Notes

due 2040

CUSIP: 931142 CV3

ISIN: US931142CV30

July 8, 2040

$378

10

$101,452,000

26.86%

4.750% Notes

due 2043

CUSIP: 931142 DK6

ISIN: US931142DK65

April 2, 2043*

$269

11

$38,136,000

14.16%

4.300% Notes

due 2044

CUSIP: 931142 DQ3

ISIN: US931142DQ36

October 22, 2043*

$502

12

$172,387,000

34.35%

3.625% Notes

due 2047

CUSIP: 931142 DW0

ISIN: US931142DW04

June 15, 2047*

$1,000

13

$566,440,000

56.64%

4.000% Notes

due 2043

CUSIP: 931142 DG5

ISIN: US931142DG53

October 11, 2042*

$709

14

$295,900,000

41.71%

4.050% Notes

due 2048

CUSIP: 931142 EC3

ISIN: US931142EC31

December 29, 2047*

$3,000

15

$1,317,319,000

43.91%

3.950% Notes

due 2038

CUSIP: 931142 EB5

ISIN: US931142EB57

December 28, 2037*

$1,500

16

$924,862,000

61.66%

2.950% Notes

due 2049

CUSIP: 931142 EP4

ISIN: US931142EP44

March 24, 2049*

$1,000

17

$371,473,000

37.15%

3.700% Notes

due 2028

CUSIP: 931142 EE9

ISIN: US931142EE96

March 26, 2028*

$2,750

18

$1,270,665,000

46.21%

3.550% Notes

due 2025

CUSIP: 931142 ED1

ISIN: US931142ED14

April 26, 2025*

$1,500

19

$625,335,000

41.69%

3.400% Notes

due 2023

CUSIP: 931142EK5

ISIN: US931142EK56

May 26, 2023*

$2,750

20

$469,846,000

17.09%

3.250% Notes

due 2029

CUSIP: 931142 EN9

ISIN: US931142EN95

April 8, 2029*

$1,250

21

$517,239,000

41.38%

3.050% Notes

due 2026

CUSIP: 931142 EM1

ISIN: US931142EM13

May 8, 2026*

$1,250

22

$451,135,000

36.09%

2.850% Notes

due 2024

CUSIP: 931142 EL3

ISIN: US931142EL30

June 8, 2024*

$1,500

23

$510,429,000

34.03%

2.650% Notes

due 2024

CUSIP: 931142 DV2

ISIN: US931142DV21

October 15, 2024*

$1,000

24

$369,824,000

36.98%

2.375% Notes

due 2029

CUSIP: 931142 EQ2

ISIN: US931142EQ27

June 24, 2029*

$500

25

$205,047,000

41.01%

* Refers to the par call date for such series of Securities.

Withdrawal rights for the Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 21, 2021, and were not extended. Accordingly, Securities tendered in the Tender Offer may no longer be withdrawn. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the Tender Offer described in the Offer to Purchase (other than the Financing Condition, which has been satisfied), the Company intends to accept for purchase Securities up to the Maximum Principal Amount validly tendered in the Tender Offer (and not validly withdrawn) at or prior to the Early Participation Date. The early payment date for the Tender Offer will be promptly following the Early Participation Date and is expected to be on or about September 23, 2021.

The applicable “Reference Yield” and resulting “Total Consideration” payable per $1,000 principal amount for each series of Securities subject to the Tender Offer will be determined with respect to such series of Securities at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on September 22, 2021.

The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on October 5, 2021, unless such deadline is extended or the Tender Offer is earlier terminated by the Company (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the “Expiration Date”), subject to applicable law.

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Copies of the Offer to Purchase and all announcements, press releases and notices can also be obtained from the Information Agent, the contact details for whom are set out below. Significant delays may be experienced where notices are delivered to DTC and holders are urged to contact the Information Agent for the relevant announcements relating to the Tender Offer.

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Holders are advised to read carefully the Offer to Purchase for full details of and information on the procedures for participating in the Tender Offer.

Barclays Capital Inc. (“Barclays”), Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (“Credit Suisse”) and TD Securities (USA) LLC (“TD Securities”) are acting as lead dealer-managers (the “Lead Dealer-Managers”), BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and NatWest Markets Securities Inc. are acting as co-dealer-managers (the “Co-Dealer-Managers”), BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as senior co-managers (the “Senior Co-Managers”), and BBVA Securities Inc., Santander Investment Securities Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., Standard Chartered Bank, U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Lloyds Securities Inc., Loop Capital Markets LLC, Academy Securities, Inc., AmeriVet Securities, Inc., CastleOak Securities, L.P., C.L. King & Associates, Inc., Guzman & Company, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. and Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC are acting as co-managers (the “Co-Managers” and collectively with the Lead Dealer-Managers, the Co-Dealer Managers and the Senior Co-Managers, the “Dealer-Managers”) in connection with the Tender Offer. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as information agent (the “Information Agent”) and depositary (the “Depositary”) in connection with the Tender Offer.

Questions regarding the terms of the Tender Offer and requests for assistance in connection with the Tender Offer may be directed to Barclays, Credit Suisse, TD Securities or the Information Agent at their addresses and telephone numbers set forth below:

Barclays Capital Inc.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

TD Securities (USA) LLC

745 Seventh Avenue

New York, New York 10019

Toll-Free: (800) 438-3242

Collect: (212) 528-7581

Attn: Liability Management Group

Email: us.lm@barclayscapital.com

Eleven Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10010

Toll-Free: (800) 221-1037

Collect: (212) 325-7823

Attn: Liability Management Group

Email: americas.lm@credit-suisse.com

1 Vanderbilt Avenue, 12th Floor New York, New York 10017

Toll-Free: (866) 584-2096

Collect: (212) 827-7795

Attn: Liability Management

Email: LM@tdsecurities.com

Questions concerning tender procedures and requests for assistance or copies of the Offer to Purchase should be directed to the Information Agent.

Global Bondholder Services Corporation

65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
Attention: Corporate Actions
Email: contact@gbsc-usa.com
https://www.gbsc-usa.com/Walmart/

Banks and Brokers call: (212) 430-3774
U.S. Toll-Free: (866) 924-2200
International call: 001-212-430-3774

DISCLAIMER This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Offer to Purchase. This announcement and the Offer to Purchase contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. If you are in any doubt as to the contents of this announcement or the Offer to Purchase or the action you should take, you are recommended to seek your own financial and legal advice, including as to any tax consequences, immediately from your broker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Securities are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee or intermediary must contact such entity if it wishes to participate in the Tender Offer. None of the Dealer-Managers, the Information Agent, the Depositary or the Company makes any recommendation as to whether holders should tender their Securities for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer.

None of the Dealer-Managers, the Depositary, the Information Agent and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates assumes any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information concerning the Company, the Securities or the Tender Offer contained in this announcement or in the Offer to Purchase. None of the Dealer-Managers, the Depositary, the Information Agent and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates is acting for any holder, or will be responsible to any holder for providing any protections which would be afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Tender Offer, and, accordingly, none of the Dealer-Managers, the Depositary, the Information Agent and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates assumes any responsibility for any failure by the Company to disclose information with regard to the Company or Securities which is material in the context of the Tender Offer and which is not otherwise publicly available.

General

Neither this announcement, the Offer to Purchase nor the electronic transmission thereof constitutes an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Securities (and tenders of Securities for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will not be accepted from holders) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The Company is not aware of any jurisdiction where the making of the Tender Offer is not in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. If the Company becomes aware of any jurisdiction where the making of the Tender Offer would not be in compliance with such laws, the Company will make a good faith effort to comply with any such laws or may seek to have such laws declared inapplicable to the Tender Offer. If, after such good faith effort, the Company cannot comply with any such applicable laws, the Tender Offer will not be made to the holders of Securities residing in each such jurisdiction.

In any jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Tender Offer shall be deemed to be made on behalf of the Company by such Dealer-Manager or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

By tendering your Securities, or instructing your custodian to tender your Securities, pursuant to the Tender Offer, you are representing and warranting that you are not a person to whom it is unlawful to make an invitation to tender pursuant to the Tender Offer under applicable law, and you have observed (and will observe) all laws of relevant jurisdictions in connection with your tender. Each holder participating in the Tender Offer will be deemed to give certain representations as set out in the Offer to Purchase under the heading “The Tender Offer—Procedures for Tendering Securities.” If you are unable to make these representations, your tender of Securities for purchase may be rejected. Each of the Company, the Dealer-Managers, the Depositary and the Information Agent reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to investigate, in relation to any tender of Securities for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, whether any such representation given by a holder is correct and, if such investigation is undertaken and as a result the Company determines (for any reason) that such representation is not correct, such tender or submission may be rejected.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements. Words, and variations of words, such as “will,” “expect,” “may,” “estimate,” “deliver” and “target” and similar expressions are intended to identify the Company's forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about the expected timing, size or other terms of the Tender Offer and the Company’s ability to complete the Tender Offer. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the Company’s forward-looking statements. Please see the Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements in the Offer to Purchase, as well as the Company’s Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company urges you to consider all of the risks, uncertainties and factors identified above or discussed in such reports carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements in this release. Walmart cannot assure you that the results reflected in or implied by any forward-looking statement will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that those results will have the forecasted or expected consequences and effects. The forward-looking statements made today are as of the date of this release. Walmart Inc. disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

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Contacts

Media Relations Contact:
Randy Hargrove
1-800-331-0085

Investor Relations Contact:
Dan Binder, CFA
479-258-7172