ST. LOUIS, Dec. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody (NYSE: BTU) today announced that it has entered into an amended and restated Transaction Support Agreement (the "Amended and Restated Transaction Support Agreement") with certain of its subsidiaries, each of the revolving lenders under Peabody's credit agreement, the administrative agent under Peabody's credit agreement, and certain holders, or investment advisors, sub-advisors, or managers of discretionary accounts that hold approximately 65 percent of its outstanding 6.000% senior secured notes due 2022 (the "Existing Notes").
The Amended and Restated Transaction Support Agreement amends and restates the previously announced Transaction Support Agreement (the "Transaction Support Agreement"), dated December 24, 2020 (the "Effective Date"), in which the same parties agreed, among other things, to effectuate the previously announced exchange offer and consent solicitation. Under the Transaction Support Agreement, the parties agreed to endeavor to modify the Transaction Support Agreement during a limited period after the Effective Date to remedy errors, ambiguities or inconsistencies. To that end, the Amended and Restated Transaction Support Agreement clarifies certain provisions detailed in the term sheet and descriptions of notes attached as exhibits to the Transaction Support Agreement. There have been no changes to the consideration offered or the other terms and conditions of the exchange offer and consent solicitation.
In addition, Peabody issued a supplement ("Supplement No. 1") to amend the Confidential Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated December 24, 2020 (as supplemented by Supplement No. 1 and as it may be further supplemented and amended from time to time, the "Offering Memorandum"), relating to the exchange offer and consent solicitation. Among other things, Supplement No. 1 updates the Offering Memorandum for the amendments described in the Amended and Restated Transaction Support Agreement.
The Offering Memorandum, Supplement No. 1 and other documents relating to the exchange offer and consent solicitation will only be distributed to Eligible Holders (as defined below) of Existing Notes who complete and return an eligibility form. Holders of Existing Notes who desire to obtain and complete an eligibility form should either visit the website for this purpose at https://gbsc-usa.com/eligibility/peabody or call Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information Agent and Exchange Agent for the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation, at (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers) or (866) 470-4500 (toll free). The complete terms and conditions of the exchange offer and consent solicitation are described in the Offering Memorandum.
Peabody will be filing a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") regarding the Amended and Restated Transaction Support Agreement and Supplement No. 1. The Form 8-K is currently available on PeabodyEnergy.com under "Investor Relations – Presentations" and will be available on the SEC website on January 4, 2021.
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No Offer or Solicitation
This press release is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or purchase, or the solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, or the solicitation of tenders or consents with respect to any security. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made 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. In the case of the exchange offer and consent solicitation, the exchange offer and consent solicitation are being made solely pursuant to the Offering Memorandum and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law. The Offering Memorandum and other documents relating to the exchange offer and consent solicitation will only be distributed to Eligible Holders of the Existing Notes who complete and return an eligibility form confirming that they are either (a) a person that is in the United States and is (i) a "Qualified Institutional Buyer" as that term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or (ii) an institutional "accredited investor" (within the meaning of Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act, or (b) a person that is outside the "United States" and is (i) not a "U.S. person," as those terms are defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act, and (ii) a "non-U.S. qualified offeree" (as defined in the Offering Memorandum) (such holders, the "Eligible Holders"). Holders of Existing Notes who desire to obtain and complete an eligibility form should either visit the website for this purpose at https://gbsc-usa.com/eligibility/peabody or call Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information Agent and Exchange Agent for the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation at (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers) or (866) 470-4500 (toll free). The complete terms and conditions of the exchange offer and consent solicitation are described in the Offering Memorandum.