Dell Technologies Announces Cash Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities
ROUND ROCK, Texas, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell Technologies Inc. ("Dell Technologies") (NYSE:DELL) today announced that Dell Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary ("Dell"), has commenced cash tender offers (collectively, the "Offers") for up to $500.0 million aggregate principal amount (the "Aggregate Tender Cap") of the debt securities listed in the table below (collectively, the "Securities") and subject to the Tender Sub-Caps (as defined herein). The Offers are subject to the Aggregate Tender Cap, the Tender Sub-Caps and proration procedures described in the Offer to Purchase dated December 4, 2023, as amended or supplemented (the "Offer to Purchase"), and order of priority (the "Acceptance Priority Levels" as set forth in the table below under "Acceptance Priority Level"), and are made to each registered holder of Securities (individually, a "Holder," and collectively, the "Holders").
The Offers are being made pursuant to and are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase. The Offers are scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 3, 2024, unless extended or earlier terminated by Dell (the "Expiration Date"). Tendered Securities may be withdrawn until, but not after, 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 15, 2023 (the "Withdrawal Deadline"), except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law.
Holders of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 15, 2023 (the "Early Tender Deadline") and accepted for purchase will receive the applicable total consideration ("Total Consideration"), which includes an early tender premium of $50.00 per $1,000 principal amount of the Securities accepted for purchase (the "Early Tender Premium"). The Total Consideration for each series of Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the applicable fixed spread over the yield to maturity based on the bid side price of the applicable Reference U.S. Treasury Security specified in the table above and in the Offer to Purchase. In calculating the applicable Total Consideration for a series of Securities, the application of the par call date will be in accordance with standard market practice. Holders of Securities who validly tender their Securities following the Early Tender Deadline and on or prior to the Expiration Date will receive only the applicable Tender Offer Consideration per $1,000 principal amount of any such Securities validly tendered by such Holders that are accepted for purchase. The "Tender Offer Consideration" is equal to the applicable Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Premium. The Total Consideration and Tender Offer Consideration will be determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, December 18, 2023, unless extended by Dell (the "Price Determination Date").
In addition to the Total Consideration or the Tender Offer Consideration, as applicable, all Holders of Securities accepted for purchase will receive accrued and unpaid interest, rounded to the nearest cent, on such $1,000 principal amount of Securities from the last applicable interest payment date up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date (the "Accrued Interest").
The settlement date for Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase is expected to be December 20, 2023, the third business day after the Early Tender Deadline (the "Early Settlement Date"). The settlement date for Securities validly tendered following the Early Tender Deadline but on or prior to the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase is expected to be January 8, 2024, the third business day after the Expiration Date (the "Final Settlement Date"), assuming that the Aggregate Tender Cap of Securities is not purchased on the Early Settlement Date.
Subject to the Aggregate Tender Cap, the Tender Sub-Caps and proration, all Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline having a higher Acceptance Priority Level (with 1 being the highest) will be accepted before any validly tendered Securities having a lower Acceptance Priority Level (with 7 being the lowest), and all Securities validly tendered following the Early Tender Deadline having a higher Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted before any Securities validly tendered following the Early Tender Deadline having a lower Acceptance Priority Level. If the Offers are not fully subscribed at the Early Tender Deadline, subject to the Aggregate Tender Cap, the Tender Sub-Caps and proration, Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase in priority to Securities validly tendered following the Early Tender Deadline even if such Securities validly tendered following the Early Tender Deadline have a higher Acceptance Priority Level than Securities validly tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline.
The Aggregate Tender Cap represents the maximum aggregate principal amount of Securities that will be purchased pursuant to the Offers. Dell reserves the right, but is under no obligation to, increase, decrease or eliminate the Aggregate Tender Cap at any time, including on or after the Price Determination Date and without extending the Early Tender Deadline or the Withdrawal Deadline, subject to applicable law. There can be no assurance that Dell will increase, decrease or eliminate the Aggregate Tender Cap.
As indicated under "Tender Sub-Cap" in the table above, (i) the Securities at Acceptance Priority Level 1 and Level 2 are collectively subject to a Tender Sub-Cap of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount, (ii) the Securities at Acceptance Priority Level 3 and Level 4 are collectively subject to a Tender Sub-Cap of $250.0 million aggregate principal amount and (iii) the Securities at Acceptance Priority Level 5, Level 6 and Level 7 are collectively subject to a Tender Sub-Cap of $200.0 million aggregate principal amount (collectively, the "Tender Sub-Caps"). Each Tender Sub-Cap represents the maximum aggregate principal amount of such applicable series of Securities that will be purchased. Dell reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to increase, decrease or eliminate any of the Tender Sub-Caps at any time, including on or after the Price Determination Date and without extending the Early Tender Deadline or the Withdrawal Deadline, subject to applicable law. There can be no assurance that Dell will increase, decrease or eliminate the Tender Sub-Caps.
If the Offers are fully subscribed at the Early Tender Deadline, Holders who validly tender Securities following the Early Tender Deadline but on or prior to the Expiration Date will not have any of their Securities accepted for purchase regardless of their Acceptance Priority Level. Additionally, if any of the Tender Sub-Caps is reached in respect of the applicable series of Securities at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline, no Securities of such applicable series that are tendered after the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase, unless Dell increases the applicable Tender Sub-Cap.
Securities of a series may be subject to proration (as described in the Offer to Purchase) if the aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series validly tendered and not validly withdrawn would cause the Aggregate Tender Cap or the applicable Tender Sub-Cap to be exceeded. The Offers are not conditioned on any minimum amount of Securities or any series of Securities being tendered. However, Dell's obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, the Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Offers is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase. Dell reserves the absolute right, subject to applicable law, to: (i) waive any and all conditions to the Offers; (ii) extend or terminate the Offers; (iii) increase, decrease or eliminate the Aggregate Tender Cap and/or any of the Tender Sub-Caps without extending the Early Tender Deadline or the Withdrawal Deadline; or (iv) otherwise amend the Offers in any respect.
A beneficial owner of Securities that are held of record by a broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee must contact the nominee promptly and instruct the nominee to tender such Securities on the beneficial owner's behalf prior to the Early Tender Deadline in order to receive the applicable Total Consideration or, in the case of Securities tendered after the Early Tender Deadline, but prior to the Expiration Date, in order to have an opportunity to receive the applicable Tender Offer Consideration as described in the Offer to Purchase. A nominee may have an earlier deadline for accepting the applicable Offers.
BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as the dealer managers for the Offers (together, the "Dealer Managers"). The information agent and tender agent for the Offers is Global Bondholder Services Corporation (the "Tender Agent"). Copies of the Offer to Purchase and related offer materials are available by contacting the Tender Agent by telephone at (855) 654-2015 (toll-free) or (212) 430–3774 (banks and brokers), by email at [email protected]. Questions regarding the Offers should be directed to the Liability Management Groups of BofA Securities, Inc. at +1 (888) 292-0070 (toll-free), Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at +1 (800) 828-3182 (toll-free) and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at +1 (866) 309-6316 (toll-free).
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell with respect to any securities. The solicitation of offers to sell the Securities is only being made pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase. The offer is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. None of Dell, its affiliates, and their respective board of directors, the Dealer Managers, the information and tender agent or the trustee for any series of Securities is making any recommendation as to whether or not holders should tender their Securities in connection with the Offers, and neither Dell nor any other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation.
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