ORLANDO, Fla., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) (the "Company" or "Tupperware") today announced the commencement of an offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for cash up to $175 million aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its outstanding 4.750% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "Notes"). Approximately $600 million aggregate principal amount of Notes is currently outstanding. The Tender Offer is being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated May 26, 2020 (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, the "Offer to Purchase").
"Strengthening our balance sheet is a critical objective for Tupperware and a top priority of the management team," said Sandra Harris, Chief Financial Officer of Tupperware. "In recent months we have taken swift actions to accelerate cost savings and have increased our turnaround plan commitments in response to COVID-19 and in an effort to maintain compliance with our debt covenants from our recently amended credit agreement. We continue to work proactively with various financial sources and advisors to address our liquidity and cash flow needs ahead of the June 2021 Senior Notes maturity. The tender offer we are announcing today is our first important action in this regard."
Consummation of the Tender Offer and payment for the tendered Notes is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, including the Maximum Tender Amount. The Company reserves the right, subject to applicable law, but is under no obligation, to increase, decrease or waive the Maximum Tender Amount, in its sole discretion, with or without extending the Withdrawal Deadline (as defined below) or otherwise reinstating withdrawal or revocation rights to Holders. There can be no assurance that the Company will increase, decrease or waive the Maximum Tender Amount.
The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 22, 2020, unless extended or earlier terminated as described in the Offer to Purchase (such time and date, as they may be extended, the "Expiration Time"). Notes tendered may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 8, 2020 (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the "Withdrawal Deadline"), but not thereafter, except in the limited circumstances discussed in the Offer to Purchase. Holders of the Notes ("Holders") who validly tender and do not validly withdraw their Notes at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 8, 2020 (such date and time, as they may be extended, the "Early Tender Time"), will be eligible to receive $450.00 (the "Total Consideration") for each $1,000 principal amount of the Notes they tender in the Tender Offer and that are accepted for purchase by the Company in accordance with the conditions of the Tender Offer described in the Offer to Purchase, including the Maximum Tender Amount. The Total Consideration includes the "Early Tender Payment" of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of such Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by the Company. Holders who validly tender and do not validly withdraw their Notes after the Early Tender Time but at or prior to the Expiration Time, will be eligible to receive only the Tender Offer Consideration, $420.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which equals the Total Consideration reduced by the Early Tender Payment. The Company reserves the right to amend, extend or terminate the Tender Offer in its sole discretion at any time. Holders are urged to read the Offer to Purchase carefully before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer.
The Company reserves the option to accept for payment some or all of the Notes that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Time on a date promptly after the Early Tender Time (the "Early Acceptance Date"). For Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Time (and not subsequently validly withdrawn) and accepted by the Company for purchase, the Company has the option for settlement to occur promptly after the Early Acceptance Date on the Early Settlement Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase), which is expected to be June 10, 2020, the second business day following the Early Tender Time. In the event the Tender Offer is fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Time, the Company reserves the right, at its option, not to accept any additional Notes tendered by Holders after the Early Tender Time. All Notes not accepted on the Early Acceptance Date as a result of proration will be rejected from the Tender Offer and will be returned to tendering Holders at the Company's expense promptly following the earlier of the Expiration Time or the date on which the Tender Offer is terminated.
The Tender Offer may be subject to proration if the aggregate principal amount of Notes that is validly tendered is greater than the Maximum Tender Amount. If the Tender Offer is not fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Time, all Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Time may be accepted without proration, provided the conditions to the Tender Offer are satisfied or waived by the Company. However, if the Tender Offer is fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Time, Holders who validly tender their Notes after the Early Tender Time will not have any of their Notes accepted for purchase. As a result, each Holder who validly tenders Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer may have a portion of its Notes returned to it, and the amount of Notes returned will depend on the level of participation of Holders in the Tender Offer. Settlement for Notes tendered after the Early Tender Time, but at or prior to the Expiration Time, is expected to occur on June 24, 2020, unless extended (such date, as it may be extended, the "Settlement Date").
Holders whose Notes are accepted by the Company for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, will also be eligible to receive accrued and unpaid interest on their Notes accepted for purchase, up to, but excluding, the date of payment of the applicable consideration.
The Company has engaged Moelis & Company LLC to act as dealer manager (the "Dealer Manager") in connection with the Tender Offer and has appointed D.F. King & Co. to serve as the tender agent and information agent for the Tender Offer. Copies of the Offer to Purchase are available by contacting D.F. King & Co. via telephone by calling (800) 207-3159 (toll free) or (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers) or email at [email protected]. Questions regarding the terms of the Tender Offer should be directed to Moelis & Company LLC at (888) 399-8991 (toll free).
None of the Company, the guarantor of the Notes, their respective boards of directors, the Dealer Manager, D.F. King & Co. or the trustee of the Notes, or any of their respective affiliates, is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offer. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes and, if so, the principal amounts of Notes to tender.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase or a solicitation of consents with respect to any securities. This press release does not describe all the material terms of the Tender Offer, and no decision should be made by any Holder on the basis of this press release. The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase, and this press release must be read in conjunction with the Offer to Purchase. The Offer to Purchase contains important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. If any Holder is in any doubt as to the contents of this press release, or the Offer to Purchase, or the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own financial and legal advice, including in respect of any tax consequences, immediately from its stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to tender such Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer.
About Tupperware Brands Corporation
Tupperware Brands Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of innovative, premium products through social selling. Product brands span several categories including design-centric food preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through the Avroy Shlain, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics and Nuvo brands. For more information, visit www.tupperwarebrands.com.
This press release contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements." These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Words such as "estimates," "outlook," "guidance," expect," "believe," "intend," "designed," "target," "plans," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," and similar words are forward-looking statements and not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements may include statements relating to the Company's plan with respect to the Tender Offer, the expected timing thereof, the consideration expected to be paid to Holders of the Notes who validly tender and do not validly withdraw their Notes and the aggregate principal amount of Notes expected to be purchased in connection with the Tender Offer, as well as the outcome of any discussions that the Company may engage in with institutional holders of the Notes. These forward-looking statements and related assumptions involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from any forward-looking statements or views expressed herein.
These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the effects of natural disasters, terrorist activities and epidemic or pandemic disease outbreaks, including the coronavirus ("COVID-19") outbreak; general economic and political conditions in the United States and in other countries in which the Company currently does business, including those resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, recessions, political events and acts or threats of terrorism or military conflicts; the success of the Company's efforts to improve its profitability and liquidity position and any capital structure actions that it may take; the impact of the Company's substantial indebtedness, including the effect of the Company's leverage on its liquidity, financial position and earnings, and the Company's ability and obligation to make payments on its indebtedness, which could reduce its financial flexibility and ability to fund other activities; the Company's access to, and the costs of, financing and refinancing and the potential that banks with which the Company maintains lines of credit may be unable or unwilling to fulfill their commitments; the costs and covenant restrictions associated with the Company's credit arrangements and the Notes; the Company's ability to comply with, or further amend, financial covenants under its credit agreement; potential downgrades to the Company's credit ratings; successful recruitment, retention and productivity levels of the Company's independent sales forces; the ability to attract and retain certain executive officers and key management personnel and the success of transitions or changes in leadership or key management personnel; the success of land buyers in attracting tenants for commercial and residential development and obtaining required government approvals and financing; disruptions caused by the introduction of new or revised distributor operating models or sales force compensation systems or allegations by equity analysts, former distributors or sales force members, government agencies or others as to the legality or viability of the Company's business model, particularly in India; disruptions caused by restructuring activities, including facility reductions or closures, and the combination and exit of business units, including impacts on business models and the supply chain, as well as not fully realizing expected savings or benefits related to increasing sales from actions taken; success of new products and promotional programs; the ability to implement appropriate product mix and pricing strategies; governmental regulation of materials used in products coming into contact with food (e.g., polycarbonate and polyethersulfone), as well as beauty, personal care, essential oils and nutritional products; governmental regulation and consumer tastes related to the use of plastic in products and/or packaging material; the ability to procure and pay for at reasonable economic cost, sufficient raw materials and/or finished goods to meet current and future consumer demands at reasonable suggested retail pricing levels in certain markets, particularly those with stringent government regulations and restrictions; the impact of changes in consumer spending patterns and preferences, particularly given the global nature of the Company's business; the value of long-term assets, particularly goodwill and indefinite and definite-lived intangibles associated with acquisitions, and the realizability of the value of recognized tax assets; changes in plastic resin prices, other raw materials and packaging components, the cost of converting such items into finished goods and procured finished products and the cost of delivering products to customers; the introduction of Company operations in new markets outside the United States; general social, economic and political conditions in markets, such as in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Russia and Turkey and other countries impacted by such events; issues arising out of the sovereign debt in the countries in which the Company operates, such as in Argentina and those in the Euro zone, resulting in potential economic and operational challenges for the Company's supply chains, heightened counterparty credit risk due to adverse effects on customers and suppliers, exchange controls (such as in Argentina and Egypt) and translation risks due to potential impairments of investments in affected markets; disruptions resulting from either internal or external labor strikes, work stoppages, or similar difficulties, particularly in Brazil, France, India and South Africa; changes in cash flow resulting from changes in operating results, including from changes in foreign exchange rates, restructuring activities, working capital management, debt payments, share repurchases and hedge settlements; the impact of currency fluctuations on the value of the Company's operating results, assets, liabilities and commitments of foreign operations generally, including their cash balances during and at the end of quarterly reporting periods, the results of those operations, the cost of sourcing products across geographies and the success of foreign hedging and risk management strategies; the ability to repatriate, or otherwise make available, cash in the United States and to do so at a favorable foreign exchange rate and with favorable tax ramifications, particularly from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa; the ability to obtain all government approvals on, and to control the cost of infrastructure obligations associated with, property, plant and equipment; the ability to timely and effectively implement, transition, maintain and protect necessary information technology systems and infrastructure; cyberattacks and ransomware demands that could cause the Company to not be able to operate its systems and/or access or control its data, including private data; integration of non-traditional product lines into Company operations; the effect of legal, regulatory and tax proceedings, as well as restrictions imposed on the Company's operations or Company representatives by foreign governments, including changes in interpretation of employment status of the sales force by government authorities, exposure to tax responsibilities imposed on the sales force and their potential impact on the sales force's value chain and resulting disruption to the business and actions taken by governments to set or restrict the freedom of the Company to set its own prices or its suggested retail prices for product sales by its sales force to end consumers and actions taken by governments to restrict the ability to convert local currency to other currencies in order to satisfy obligations outside the country generally, and in particular in Argentina and Egypt; the effect of competitive forces in the markets in which the Company operates, particularly related to sales of beauty, personal care and nutritional products, where there are a greater number of competitors; the impact of counterfeit and knocked-off products and programs in the markets in which the Company operates and the effect this can have on the confidence of, and competition for, the Company's sales force members; the impact of changes, changes in interpretation of or challenges to positions taken by the Company with respect to U.S. federal, state and foreign tax or other laws, including with respect to the Tax Act in the United States and non-income taxes issues in Brazil, India, Indonesia and Mexico; and other risks detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2020 and its subsequent periodic reports filed in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are representative only as of the date they are made, and the Company disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release.
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