Tender Offer - Final Results
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Tesco Corporate Treasury Services PLC announces results of the Tender Offer for its €500,000,000 2.125 per cent. Notes due 2020 and guaranteed by Tesco PLC
2 December 2019
On 25 November 2019, Tesco Corporate Treasury Services PLC (the Company) announced an invitation to holders of its outstanding €500,000,000 2.125 per cent. Notes due 2020 and guaranteed by Tesco PLC (Tesco) (ISIN: XS0992638220) (the Notes) to tender any and all of their Notes for purchase by the Company for cash (such invitation, the Offer).
The Offer expired at 4.00 p.m. (London time) on 29 November 2019 (the Expiration Deadline) and the Company now announces the results of the Offer.
The Offer was made on the terms and subject to the conditions contained in the tender offer memorandum dated 25 November 2019 (the Tender Offer Memorandum) prepared by the Company. Capitalised terms used in this announcement but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
The Company announces that it has decided to accept all valid tenders of Notes pursuant to the Offer, being €204,327,000 in aggregate nominal amount of the Notes, and confirms that the New Financing Condition has now been satisfied.
The Company confirms that the Purchase Price in respect of Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer is 101.638 per cent. and that it will also pay Accrued Interest in respect of such Notes.
The Settlement Date in respect of Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer is expected to be 4 December 2019. Following settlement of the Offer, €295,673,000 in aggregate nominal amount of the Notes will remain outstanding.
Banco Santander, S.A. - London Branch (Telephone: +44 20 7756 6909 / +44 20 7756 6646 / Attention: Liability Management / Email: [email protected] / [email protected]); Barclays Bank PLC (Telephone: +44 20 3134 8515 / Attention: Liability Management Group / Email: [email protected]); BNP Paribas (Telephone: +44 20 7595 8668 / Attention: Liability Management Group / Email: [email protected]); and SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited (Telephone: +44 20 3527 7545 / Attention: Liability Management / Email: [email protected]) are acting as Dealer Managers in respect of the Offer.
Lucid Issuer Services Limited (Telephone: +44 20 7704 0880; Attention: Arlind Bytyqi; Email: [email protected]) is acting as Information and Tender Agent for the Offer.
This announcement is released by Tesco Corporate Treasury Services PLC and contains information that qualified or may have qualified as inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR), encompassing information relating to the results of the Offer described above. For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1055, this announcement is made by Robert Welch, Group Company Secretary at Tesco.
LEI Number: 21380018AJDKNF3A6712
DISCLAIMER This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. No offer or invitation to acquire any securities is being made pursuant to this announcement. The distribution of this announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement and/or the Tender Offer Memorandum come(s) are required by each of the Company, Tesco, the Dealer Managers and the Information and Tender Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.
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