Dr Pepper Snapple Group Announces Expiration and Settlement of Its Cash Tender Offer For Its 6.82% Senior Notes Due 2018

Dec 30, 2010, 10:31 ET from Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) announced today the expiration and settlement of its Dec. 1, 2010, cash tender offer (Tender Offer) for its 6.82% Senior Notes due 2018 (2018 Notes).  

The Tender Offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on Dec. 29, 2010.  Pursuant to the terms of the Tender Offer, the company purchased $475,732,000 aggregate principal amount of 2018 Notes that were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the Tender Offer.  

On Dec. 30, 2010, the company delivered to the Depository Trust Company $577,441,312.90 in cash as the aggregate consideration for the 2018 Notes purchased in the Tender Offer including accrued but unpaid interest.  

This press release is for informational purposes only.  The Tender Offer was only conducted pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the company's offering memorandum, dated Dec. 1, 2010, and the related letter of transmittal and was made only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

The company retained D.F. King & Co., Inc. to serve as Exchange and Information Agent for the Tender Offer.  Any questions or requests for assistance may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (212) 269-5550 or (800) 628-8536, or via email at drpepper@dfking.com.  

Forward-looking statements

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SOURCE Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.