Newell Brands Announces Tender Offers for $1.0 Billion of Outstanding Debt

Oct 1, 2018

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) (the “Company” or “Newell Brands”) announced today that it has commenced debt tender offers to purchase for cash (i) any and all of the Company’s outstanding securities listed in Table I below (the “Any and All Notes”) (such offer, the “Any and All Offer”), and (ii) up to $650,000,000 in aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount”) of the Company’s outstanding securities listed in Table II below (collectively, the “Waterfall Notes” and, together with the Any and All Notes, the “Securities”), subject to the tender cap specified in Table II below (the “2026 Notes Tender Cap”) and the Acceptance Priority Levels as defined below (such offer, the “Waterfall Offer”). The tender offers are intended to allow the Company to repurchase the Securities and reduce the amount and cost of the Company’s outstanding indebtedness. The Company expects to fund the tender offers with the proceeds from recently completed divestitures under the Company’s Accelerated Transformation Plan, together with available cash on hand.

                       

Table I

Securities Subject to the Any And All Offer

 

Title of Security (1)

   

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

    CUSIP/ISIN    

Early
Tender
Premium (2)

   

Reference U.S. Treasury
Security

   

Bloomberg
Reference
Page/Screen

   

Fixed
Spread
(basis
points)

 
2.875% Notes due 2019 $350,000,000

CUSIP: 651229 AP1
ISIN: US651229AP14

$30 1.375% UST Due 12/15/19 FIT4 20
 

(1) The Total Consideration will be determined taking into account the par call date, if applicable, for such series of Securities.
(2) The Total Consideration payable for each $1,000 principal amount of Securities validly tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase by us includes the applicable Early Tender Premium. In addition, holders whose Securities are accepted will also receive accrued interest on such Securities.

                               

Table II

Securities Subject to the Waterfall Offer

 
Title of Security (1)    

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

    CUSIP/ISIN     Tender Cap (2)    

Acceptance
Priority
Level

   

Early
Tender
Premium (3)

   

Reference U.S. Treasury
Security

   

Bloomberg
Reference
Page/Screen

   

Fixed
Spread
(basis
points)

 
3.150% Notes due 2021 $1,000,000,000 CUSIP: 651229 AU0
ISIN: US651229AU09
N/A 1 $30 2.750% UST Due 09/15/21 FIT1 70
 
3.850% Notes due 2023 $1,750,000,000 CUSIP: 651229 AV8
ISIN: US651229AV81
N/A 2 $30 2.875% UST Due 09/30/23 FIT1 125
4.200% Notes due 2026 $2,000,000,000 CUSIP: 651229 AW6

ISIN: US651229AW64

$100,000,000 3 $30 2.875% UST Due 08/15/28 FIT1 190
 

(1) The Total Consideration will be determined taking into account the par call date, if applicable, for such series of Securities.
(2) The 2026 Notes Tender Cap is the maximum aggregate principal amount of the 4.200% Notes due 2026 that will be purchased in the Waterfall Offer.
(3) The Total Consideration payable for each $1,000 principal amount of Securities validly tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase by us includes the applicable Early Tender Premium. In addition, holders whose Securities are accepted will also receive accrued interest on such Securities.

Subject to the Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount, the amounts of each series of Waterfall Notes that are purchased in the Waterfall Offer will be determined in accordance with the acceptance priority levels specified in Table II above (the “Acceptance Priority Levels”), with 1 being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and 3 being the lowest Acceptance Priority Level. In addition, the aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.200% Notes due 2026 that are purchased in the Waterfall Offer will not exceed the 2026 Notes Tender Cap, as specified in Table II above.

The tender offers are being made pursuant to, and are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in, the Offer to Purchase, dated October 1, 2018, and the related Letter of Transmittal (as they may each be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer Documents”). The tender offers will expire at midnight, New York City time, at the end of October 29, 2018, unless extended or terminated (the “Expiration Date”). Tenders of Securities may be properly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 15, 2018, but may not be properly withdrawn thereafter, except where additional withdrawal rights are required by law.

Holders of Securities that are validly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 15, 2018 (unless extended, the “Early Tender Deadline”) and accepted for purchase will receive the applicable Total Consideration, which includes the applicable early tender premium specified in the applicable table above (the “Early Tender Premium”). Holders of Securities who validly tender their Securities following the Early Tender Deadline and at or prior to the Expiration Date will only receive the applicable “Tender Offer Consideration” for Securities accepted for purchase, which is equal to the applicable Total Consideration minus the applicable Early Tender Premium.

The prices to be paid for each series of Securities subject to the tender offers and accepted for purchase will be determined at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the first business day following the Early Tender Deadline (as it may be extended with respect to the applicable offer, the “Price Determination Date”). Promptly after 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the Price Determination Date, the Company will issue a press release specifying, among other things, the Total Consideration for each series of Securities and the aggregate principal amount of Securities validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase.

Payments for Securities purchased will include accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant series of Securities up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date for such Securities accepted for purchase.

If the Waterfall Offer is not fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Deadline, subject to the 2026 Notes Tender Cap (if applicable) and the Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount, Waterfall Notes validly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase in priority to other Waterfall Notes tendered following the Early Tender Deadline, even if such Waterfall Notes tendered following the Early Tender Deadline have a higher Acceptance Priority Level than Waterfall Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline.

Waterfall Notes of a series may be subject to proration if the aggregate principal amount of the Waterfall Notes of such series validly tendered and not properly withdrawn would cause the 2026 Notes Tender Cap (if applicable) or the Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount to be exceeded. Furthermore, if the Waterfall Offer is fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Deadline, holders who validly tender Waterfall Notes following the Early Tender Deadline will not have any of their Waterfall Notes accepted for purchase.

Newell Brands’ obligation to accept for payment and to pay for the Securities validly tendered in the tender offers is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase.

The Company also intends to call for redemption any and all of its 2.875% Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”) not tendered in the Any and All Offer in accordance with the terms and at the redemption price, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of redemption, stated in the 2019 Notes and the indenture governing the 2019 Notes. The Company may deliver such notice at any time prior to the Expiration Date. However, no assurance can be given that such 2019 Notes will be redeemed as contemplated or at all. Neither the Offer to Purchase nor the accompanying Letter of Transmittal constitute a notice of redemption.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is serving as the Lead Dealer Manager, and Barclays Capital Inc. and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as Co-Dealer Managers, in connection with the tender offers. The information agent and tender agent is Global Bondholder Services Corporation. The full details of the tender offers, including complete instructions on how to tender Securities, are included in the Offer Documents. Holders are strongly encouraged to read carefully the Offer Documents, including materials incorporated by reference therein, because they will contain important information. Copies of the Offer Documents and related offering materials are available by contacting the information agent at (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers) or (866) 807-2200 (all others). Questions regarding the tender offers should be directed to Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Liability Management Group, at (212) 723-6106, (800) 558-3745 (toll-free).

None of the Company or its affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the dealer managers, the information agent and tender agent or the trustee with respect to any Securities is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Securities in response to the tender offers, and neither the Company nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Securities, and, if so, the principal amount of Securities to tender.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The tender offers are being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

About Newell Brands

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.

This press release and additional information about Newell Brands are available on the company’s website, www.newellbrands.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These “forward-looking statements” are statements other than statements of historical fact and may include, among other things, statements in relation to the Company’s current expectations and beliefs as to its ability to consummate the tender offers and redemption, including the timing, size, pricing or other terms of the tender offers, and other future events. All information set forth in this release is as of October 1, 2018. The Company does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances. Actual results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from the current expectations and beliefs discussed in this press release. Certain potential factors, risks and uncertainties that could affect the Company’s business and financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements include the Company’s ability to complete the tender offers and satisfy the conditions thereto, and other potential factors, risk and uncertainties under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Investors:
Newell Brands Inc.
Nancy O’Donnell
SVP, Investor Relations and Communications
+1 (201) 610-6857
nancy.odonnell@newellco.com
or
Media:
Burson Cohn and Wolfe
Ben Malloy
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ben.malloy@bm.com

Source: Newell Brands Inc.

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