AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T; and “AT&T”) today announced the commencement of offers to purchase for cash all validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and accepted notes of the following series issued by Warner Media, LLC (“Time Warner”) and Historic TW Inc. (“Historic TW”) on the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 2, 2019 (the “Offer to Purchase”). Copies of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal (as defined below) are available to holders through the information agent, Global Bondholder Services Corporation, by calling (866) 470-3900 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers), emailing email@example.com or visiting https://gbsc-usa.com/registration/att.
In connection with the offers to purchase for cash, AT&T is also soliciting consents from holders of the Notes to certain proposed amendments to the corresponding indentures pursuant to which such Notes were issued which will (1) eliminate certain restrictive covenants and (2) eliminate, solely with respect to the 6.85% Debentures due 2026, the 6 5/8% Debentures due 2029 and the 8.30% Discount Debentures due 2036, the cross-default event of default (and the related acceleration of maturity) in the indentures governing such notes. If the proposed amendments are adopted, all such Notes will be governed by amended indentures, which will have less restrictive terms and afford reduced protections to the holders of those securities compared to those currently in the indentures.
Concurrently with the offers to purchase for cash, AT&T is offering to exchange any and all Notes for new notes issued by AT&T, subject to the delivery of consents to the proposed amendments to the relevant indentures governing such notes, on the terms and conditions of the prospectus, dated as of May 2, 2019, a copy of which may be obtained from the information agent. Any consents that are received in the concurrent exchange offers will count toward the requisite consents for adopting the proposed amendments to the applicable indentures.
The offers to purchase for cash and consent solicitations (together, the “Offers”) commenced on May 2, 2019 and expire at 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on May 31, 2019, unless extended or terminated (the “Expiration Date”).
In exchange for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes that is validly tendered prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 15, 2019 (the “Early Tender Date”) and not validly withdrawn, holders will receive the total consideration (the “Total Consideration”), as determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the applicable fixed spread specified in the Offer to Purchase over the applicable reference yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable U.S. Treasury Security. The Total Consideration includes an early tender payment (the “Early Tender Payment”), which consists of $30 in cash per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered. In exchange for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes that is validly tendered after the Early Tender Date but prior to the Expiration Date and not validly withdrawn, holders will receive only the tender offer consideration, which is equal to the Total Consideration less the Early Tender Payment. No additional payment will be made for a holder’s consent to the proposed amendments to the indentures governing the Notes.
Questions concerning the terms of the Offers should be directed to the following dealer managers:
BofA Merrill Lynch
214 North Tryon Street, 21st Floor
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
Attention: Liability Management Group
Collect: (980) 683-3215
Toll-Free: (888) 292-0070
Deutsche Bank Securities
60 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005
Attention: Liability Management Group
Collect: (212) 250-2955
Toll-Free: (866) 627-0391
383 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10179
Attention: Liability Management Desk
Collect: (212) 834-3424
Toll-Free: (866) 834-4666
Questions concerning tender procedures for the Notes and requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal should be directed to the following tender agent and information agent:
By Facsimile (Eligible Institutions Only):
(212) 430-3775 or
Global Bondholder Services Corporation
By Mail or Hand:
65 Broadway—Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
The Offers are being made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, and the related Letter of Transmittal and Consent (the “Letter of Transmittal”). Tenders of Notes in connection with any of the Offers may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Early Tender Date of the particular Offer. Following the Early Tender Date, tenders of Notes may not be validly withdrawn unless AT&T is otherwise required by law to permit withdrawal. Consents to the proposed amendments may be revoked at any time prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 15, 2019, unless extended by AT&T (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Consent Revocation Deadline”), but may not be revoked at any time thereafter. Consents may be revoked only by validly withdrawing the associated tendered Notes. A valid withdrawal of tendered Notes prior to the Consent Revocation Deadline will be deemed to be a concurrent revocation of the related consent to the proposed amendments to the appropriate indentures governing the Notes, and a revocation of a consent to the proposed amendments prior to the Consent Revocation Deadline will be deemed to be a concurrent withdrawal of the related tendered Notes. However, a valid withdrawal of Notes after the Consent Revocation Deadline will not be deemed a revocation of the related consents and the consents will continue to be deemed delivered. AT&T may terminate or withdraw the Offers at any time for any reason.
This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein. The Offers are being made solely by the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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