The terms of the additional 2026 Notes are as follows:
- Issue: 8.750% Global Notes due 2026
- Amount: US$1,250,000,000 (total amount outstanding for the series: US$3,000,000,000)
- Coupon: 8.750%
- Interest Payment Dates: May 23 and November 23 of each year, commencing on November 23, 2016
- Issue price: 99.981% of principal amount, plus accrued interest from May 23, 2016
- Yield to Investors: 8.750%
- Maturity: May 23, 2026
PGF intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to repurchase notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase by PGF in the previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers"), and to use any remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes.
In connection with the Tender Offers, PGF announces that is has increased the tender cap from US$2.0 billion to US$3.0 billion. Except as described in this press release, all other terms of the Tender Offers as described in the offer to purchase dated July 7, 2016 (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase"), and in the related letter of transmittal dated July 7, 2016 (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal") remain unchanged.
PGF has engaged BB Securities Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Santander Investment Securities Inc. to act as dealer managers (the "Dealer Managers") in connection with the Tender Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offers.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Tender Offers are not being made to holders of notes in any jurisdiction in which PGF is aware that the making of the Tender Offers would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky laws require the Tender Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the respective Tender Offers will be deemed to be made on PGF's behalf by the Dealer Managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction. Any questions or requests for assistance regarding the Tender Offers may be directed to BB Securities Limited at +(44) 207 367 5832, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at +1 (866) 846-2874 (toll free) or +1 (212) 834-7279 (collect), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at +1 (888) 292-0700 (toll-free) or +1 (646) 855-8988 (collect) or Santander Investment Securities Inc. at +1 (855) 404-3636 (toll-free) or +1 (212) 940-1442 (collect). Requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and related documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at +1 (866)-470-3900 (toll-free).
Neither the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal nor any documents related to the Tender Offers have been filed with, and have not been approved or reviewed by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority of any country. No authority has passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the Offer to Purchase or any documents related to the Tender Offers, and it is unlawful and may be a criminal offense to make any representation to the contrary.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that are not based on historical facts and are not assurances of future results. No assurance can be given that the transactions described herein will be consummated or as to the ultimate terms of any such transactions. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and you should not place reliance on any forward-looking statement contained in this press release. Petrobras undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events or for any other reason.
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SOURCE Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras