LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (“PTVE”) announced today the results of its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Pactiv LLC’s (“Pactiv”) previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash any and all of Pactiv’s outstanding 7.950% Debentures due 2025 (the “Notes”).
The Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 7, 2022 (the “Expiration Date”). As of the Expiration Date, approximately $59.1 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (the “Tendered Notes”), which does not include approximately $0.1 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes that remain subject to guaranteed delivery procedures.
The following table sets forth some of the terms of the Tender Offer:
|Title of Notes||CUSIP Number||ISIN Number||Principal Amount Outstanding||Principal Amount Tendered(1)||Consideration(2)(3)|
|7.950% Debentures due 2025||880394AB7||US880394AB71||$276,402,000.00||$59,104,000||$970.00|
(1) Does not include $100,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes that remain subject to guaranteed delivery procedures.
(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase.
(3) Does not include accrued and unpaid interest, which will be paid in addition to the Consideration.
Payment for the Tendered Notes is expected to be made later today. Pactiv also expects to accept for payment all Notes that remain subject to guaranteed delivery procedures and to make payment for such Notes on December 12, 2022. Pactiv will use cash on hand of certain of its affiliates, which will be loaned or contributed to Pactiv, to purchase the Notes.
The Notes are obligations of Pactiv alone and none of PTVE and its subsidiaries (other than Pactiv) are primary obligors or guarantors of the Notes.
The Tender Offer was made upon and is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated December 1, 2022 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery (together with the Offer to Purchase, the “Tender Offer Documents”). Pactiv’s obligation to accept for payment and to pay for the Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions described in the Offer to Purchase.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer. The Information Agent and Tender Agent was Global Bondholder Services Corporation.
Copies of the Tender Offer Documents are available at https://www.gbsc-usa.com/pactiv/ or by contacting the Information Agent at (855) 654-2014 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect) or email email@example.com. Questions regarding the Tender Offer should be directed to Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (800) 820-1653 (toll-free) or (212) 538-2147 (collect) and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Offer is being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
About Pactiv Evergreen Inc. and Pactiv LLC
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America. With a team of approximately 16,500 employees, it produces a broad range of on-trend and feature-rich products that protect, package and display food and beverages for today’s consumers. Its products, many of which are made with recycled, recyclable or renewable materials, are sold to a diversified mix of customers, including restaurants, foodservice distributors, retailers, food and beverage producers, packers and processors. Pactiv LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Pactiv Evergreen Inc., which holds the businesses, assets and employees of PTVE’s Foodservice and Food Merchandising segments.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are forward-looking. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this news release specifically include statements regarding PTVE’s and Pactiv’s plans and expected timing with respect to the Tendered Notes and any Notes subject to guaranteed delivery procedures. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Pactiv and PTVE have based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and assumptions about future events, taking into account all information currently available to them. While PTVE considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond PTVE’s control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance and results of PTVE’s business and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in raw material, energy and freight costs; labor shortages and increased labor costs; PTVE’s ability to meet demand for its products; the uncertain economic, operational and financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic; failure to maintain satisfactory relationships with PTVE’s major customers; PTVE’s dependence on suppliers of raw materials and any interruption to its supply of raw materials; the impact of natural disasters, public health crises and catastrophic events outside of PTVE’s control; PTVE’s ability to realize the benefits of its capital investment, acquisitions, restructuring and other cost savings programs; PTVE’s safety performance; uncertain global economic conditions; competition in the markets in which PTVE operates; changes in consumer lifestyle, eating habits, nutritional preferences and health-related, environmental and sustainability concerns; the impact of PTVE’s significant debt on its financial condition and ability to operate its business; compliance with, and liabilities related to, applicable laws and regulations; the ownership of a majority of the voting power of PTVE’s common stock by its parent company Packaging Finance Limited, an entity owned by Mr. Graeme Hart; and PTVE’s ability to establish independent financial, administrative and other support functions.
These and other risks are described under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in PTVE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, as updated by Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in PTVE’s subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents PTVE files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, PTVE may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and PTVE undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.