HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Occidental (NYSE: OXY) today announced the expiration and final results in connection with its offers to purchase for cash (collectively, the “Tender Offers” and each, a “Tender Offer”) its outstanding 4.10% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “4.10% 2021 Notes”), 2.600% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “2.600% 2021 Notes”), Floating Interest Rate Notes due August 2021 (the “Floating Rate August 2021 Notes” and, together with the 4.10% 2021 Notes and 2.600% 2021 Notes, the “2021 Notes”), Floating Interest Rate Notes due August 2022 (the “Floating Rate August 2022 Notes”), 2.600% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2.600% 2022 Notes”), 2.700% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2.700% 2022 Notes”), 3.125% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “3.125% 2022 Notes” and, together with the Floating Rate August 2022 Notes, 2.600% 2022 Notes and 2.700% 2022 Notes, the “2022 Notes”) and 2.70% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “2.70% 2023 Notes” and, together with the 2021 Notes and 2022 Notes, the “Notes”) up to a maximum aggregate purchase price, excluding accrued but unpaid interest (the “Maximum Aggregate Purchase Price”), of $3,000 million.
The Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations (as defined below) were made pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions described in Occidental’s Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated August 12, 2020, as amended by press releases issued by Occidental on August 12, 2020, and August 24, 2020 (the “Offer to Purchase”). The Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on September 9, 2020 (the “Expiration Date”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Offer to Purchase.
According to the information received from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations, as of the Expiration Date, Occidental had received valid tenders from holders of the Notes as outlined in the table below. The table below also reflects information previously announced by Occidental regarding the 2021 Notes which were tendered as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 25, 2020 (such date and time, the “2021 Notes Early Tender Time”), and the 2022 Notes and 2.70% 2023 Notes which were tendered as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 28, 2020 (such date and time, the “2022 and 2023 Note Early Tender Time”), and subsequently accepted for purchase and cancelled on August 27, 2020 and September 1, 2020, respectively.
|Series of Notes||CUSIP Number/ISIN||Acceptance
Previously Accepted for Purchase ($)
Principal Amount Additionally Tendered at Expiration Date ($)
Additionally Accepted for Purchase at Expiration Date ($)
|4.10% Senior Notes due 2021||674599BY0 /
|2.600% Senior Notes due 2021||674599CU7 / US674599CU76||2||$||1,099,276,000||$||0||$||0||$||955.00|
|Floating Interest Rate Notes due August 2021||674599CV5 / US674599CV59||3||$||122,523,000||$||0||$||0||$||930.00|
|Floating Interest Rate Notes due August 2022||674599CQ6 / US674599CQ64||4||$||447,909,000||$||0||$||0||$||910.00|
|2.600% Senior Notes due 2022||674599CK9 / US674599CK94||5||$||171,355,000||$||0||$||0||$||937.50|
|2.700% Senior Notes due 2022||674599CP8 / US674599CP81||6||$||101,555,000||$||0||$||0||$||942.50|
|3.125% Senior Notes due 2022||674599CC7 / US674599CC78||7||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||950.00|
|2.70% Senior Notes due 2023||674599CE3 / US674599CE35||8||$||51,678,000||$||0||$||0||$||917.50|
(1) Does not include accrued but unpaid interest, which will also be payable as provided in the Offer to Purchase.
As of the Expiration Date, Occidental received no valid tenders from holders of the 2022 Notes or 2.70% 2023 Notes after the 2022 and 2023 Notes Early Tender Time. Accordingly, no additional 2022 Notes or 2.70% 2023 Notes were accepted for purchase after the 2022 and 2023 Notes Early Tender Time.
As set forth in the table above, Occidental has accepted for purchase all 2021 Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn after the 2021 Notes Early Tender Time, but at or prior to the Expiration Date. The settlement date for such 2021 Notes accepted for purchase (the “Settlement Date”) will be September 11, 2020. Holders of such 2021 Notes accepted for purchase will receive the applicable Tender Offer Consideration for such series of 2021 Notes as set forth in the table above for each $1,000.00 principal amount of 2021 Notes, together with accrued but unpaid interest on such 2021 Notes from the last interest payment date to, but not including, the Settlement Date, but will not receive the Early Tender Premium with respect to such series of 2021 Notes.
As part of the Tender Offers, Occidental solicited consents (the “Consent Solicitations”) from the holders of the 2.600% 2021 Notes, Floating Rate August 2021 Notes, Floating Rate August 2022 Notes, 2.600% 2022 Notes, 2.700% 2022 Notes, 3.125% 2022 Notes and 2.70% 2023 Notes (collectively, the “Consent Notes”) for certain proposed amendments described in the Offer to Purchase that would, among other things, remove certain covenants contained in the indentures governing the Consent Notes (the “Proposed Amendments”). Adoption of the Proposed Amendments with respect to each series of Consent Notes requires the requisite consent applicable to each series of Consent Notes as described in the Offer to Purchase (the “Requisite Consent”). As of the Expiration Date, the Requisite Consent was not obtained with respect to any series of Consent Notes. Accordingly, the Proposed Amendments will not be implemented in respect of any series of Consent Notes, and the indentures governing all Consent Notes will remain in effect in their present form.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc., and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. served as the lead Dealer Managers and lead Solicitation Agents in the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations, and Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., SG Americas Securities, LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as the co-Dealer Managers and co-Solicitation Agents in the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations. Global Bondholder Services Corporation was retained to serve as the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations. Persons with questions regarding the Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations should contact J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (toll free) (866) 834-4666 or (collect) (212) 834-2045, RBC Capital Markets, LLC at (toll free) (877) 381-2099 or (collect) (212) 618-7843, MUFG Securities Americas Inc. at (toll-free) (877) 744-4532 or (collect) (212) 405-7481 or SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. at (toll free) (888) 868-6856 or (collect) (212) 224-5328. Requests for the Offer to Purchase should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (banks or brokers) (212) 430-3774 or (toll-free) (866) 807-2200 or by email to [email protected].
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. Neither this press release nor the Offer to Purchase is an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. The Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations were made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law. In any jurisdiction in which the Tender Offers were required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offers were deemed to be made on behalf of Occidental by the Dealer Managers, or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.
Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ Basins, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world.
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Melissa E. Schoeb