ZURICH and NEENAH, Wis., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amcor Finance (USA), Inc. ("AFUI") and Bemis Company, Inc. ("Bemis") (NYSE: BMS) today announced the extension of the Expiration Time (as defined below) of the offers to exchange by AFUI and Bemis (each, an "Exchange Offer" and collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes of the series set forth in the table below issued by AFUI (the "Existing Amcor Notes") and Bemis (the "Existing Bemis Notes" and, together with the Existing Amcor Notes, the "Existing Notes") for the consideration summarized in the table below, consisting of new notes to be issued by AFUI (the "New Amcor Notes") and Bemis (the "New Bemis Notes" and, together with the New Amcor Notes, the "New Notes"), as applicable, and the related consent solicitations by AFUI and Bemis with respect to each series of its corresponding Existing Notes from Eligible Holders (as defined below) (each, a "Consent Solicitation" and collectively, the "Consent Solicitations") to certain amendments to the applicable indenture for that series of Existing Notes. AFUI and Bemis hereby extend the Expiration Time from 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 5, 2019, to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 11, 2019 (as the same may be further extended, the "Expiration Time"). The extension of the Expiration Time has been implemented to coincide with the consummation of the Transaction (as defined in the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement (defined below)), which is a condition for the consummation of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations.
As of 5:00 p.m. New York City time, on June 4, 2019, the principal amounts of Existing Notes set forth in the table below had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (and consents thereby validly given and not validly revoked).
Title of Security/CUSIP
Notes Tendered at 5:00 p.m. on June 4,
6.800% Senior Notes due
4.500% Senior Notes due 2021/
3.100% Senior Notes due 2026/
3.625% Guaranteed Senior
CUSIP: 144A: 02343UAA3
and Reg S: U02411AA1
ISIN: 144A: US02343UAA34
4.500% Guaranteed Senior
CUSIP: 144A: 02343UAB1 and
ISIN: 144A: US02343UAB17
(1) Inclusion of this series in the Exchange Offer assumes the Settlement Date occurs before the maturity date of this series.
The Withdrawal Time (as defined in the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement) has passed. Tenders of any particular series of Existing Notes made at any time at or before the Withdrawal Time may not be withdrawn, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights may be required by law.
Eligible Holders who validly tender after the Early Participation Time (as defined in the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement) and who do not validly withdraw Existing Notes at or prior to the Expiration Time, and whose Existing Notes are accepted for exchange, will be eligible to receive, in exchange for each US$1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes, (a) US$970 principal amount of New Notes of the applicable series and (b) US$1.00 in cash.
All Eligible Holders whose Existing Notes are validly tendered and accepted for exchange in the applicable Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation will also receive the applicable accrued and unpaid Interest and Rounding Cash Payment (as defined in the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement) in cash.
Each Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation is subject to the satisfaction of conditions set forth in the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement including, among other things, the consummation of the Transaction (the "Transaction Condition") which condition may not be waived or amended and the completion of every other Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation. AFUI or Bemis may generally waive any such conditions, with the exception of the Transaction Condition, with respect to their applicable Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations in their sole discretion at or prior to the Expiration Time. Each of AFUI and Bemis expressly reserve the right, subject to applicable law, in their sole discretion to terminate the applicable Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations and not accept any Existing Amcor Notes or Existing Bemis Notes, respectively. The complete terms of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations are set out in a confidential exchange offer memorandum and consent solicitation statement, dated May 8, 2019 (the "Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement").
Except as described in this press release, all other terms of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations remain unchanged.
AFUI and Bemis have not registered, and will not register, the New Notes under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), any state securities laws or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The New Notes may not be offered or issued in the United States or to any "U.S. persons" (as defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act), or any person acting for the account or benefit of U.S. persons, except pursuant to an exemption from, or a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The New Notes will be offered for exchange only to: (1) "qualified institutional buyers" (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in the United States; (2) persons that are not, and are not acting for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act and, if resident or located in a member state of the European Economic Area, persons who are (a) 'qualified investors' within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC and (b) not retail investors. Only holders of Existing Notes who complete and return an eligibility certification ("Eligible Holders") are authorized to receive and review the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement and to participate in the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations. No assurance can be given that the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations will be completed.
Holders of the Existing Notes who desire a copy of the eligibility letter may contact Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information and Exchange Agent for the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations, by telephone at +1 212 430 3774 or +1 866 924 2200 or by email at email@example.com. A copy of the eligibility letter related to the Existing Amcor Notes may also be completed at http://gbsc-usa.com/eligibility/amcor, and a copy of the eligibility letter related to the Existing Bemis Notes may be completed at http://gbsc-usa.com/eligibility/bemis.
This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, the Existing Notes or an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, any New Notes, nor shall any such offer, solicitation or sale occur in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any person who is considering participating in the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations must obtain a copy of the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement from AFUI, Bemis or the Information and Exchange Agent.
The communication of this announcement and any other document or materials relating to the issue of the New Notes discussed herein is not being made, and such documents and/or materials have not been approved, by an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the United Kingdom's Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to those persons in the United Kingdom who have professional experience in matters relating to investments and who fall within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Financial Promotion Order")), or who fall within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order, or who are other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, the New Notes discussed herein are only available to, and any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person in the United Kingdom that is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.
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