Valassis Announces Expiration and Final Results of Cash Tender Offer for Up to $270 Million of its 8 1/4% Senior Notes Due 2015

Jun 10, 2010, 13:26 ET from Valassis

LIVONIA, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced today the expiration and final results of its cash tender offer to purchase up to $270,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its outstanding 8 1/4% Senior Notes due 2015 (the "2015 Notes").  The tender offer was made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated May 12, 2010, and the related Letter of Transmittal (collectively, the "Tender Offer").  

The Tender Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on June 9, 2010 (the "Expiration Date").  Based on information provided by the Depositary for the Tender Offer, an aggregate principal amount of $488,581,000 of the 2015 Notes was validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer, which exceeded the Maximum Tender Amount.  Valassis has accepted for purchase $269,876,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2015 Notes pursuant to the terms of the Tender Offer.  The 2015 Notes accepted for purchase were subject to proration pursuant to the terms of the Tender Offer at a factor of approximately 55% of the 2015 Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn.  The 2015 Notes not accepted for purchase will be promptly returned to the tendering holders or, if tendered through the facilities of the Depository Trust Company (DTC), credited to the relevant accounts at DTC in accordance with DTC procedures. The settlement for the Tender Offer is expected to occur on June 11, 2010.

Holders of the 2015 Notes who validly tendered their 2015 Notes in the Tender Offer at or prior to the Expiration Date will be eligible to receive $1,070 per $1,000 principal amount of 2015 Notes accepted in the Tender Offer, plus accrued and unpaid interest from the last interest payment date to, but not including, June 11, 2010.  

Immediately following the closing of the Tender Offer, an aggregate principal amount of $257,124,000 of the 2015 Notes will remain outstanding.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. acted as Dealer Manager in connection with the Tender Offer. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association acted as the Depositary and i-Deal LLC acted as the Information Agent for the Tender Offer.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The Tender Offer was made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal, which set forth the complete terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer was deemed to be made on behalf of Valassis by the Dealer Manager or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About Valassis

Valassis is one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, offering unparalleled reach and scale to more than 15,000 advertisers. Its RedPlum™ media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to over 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform – in-home, in-store and in-motion. Through its digital offerings, including, consumers can find compelling national and local deals. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan with approximately 7,000 associates in 28 states and eight countries, Valassis is widely recognized for its associate and corporate citizenship programs, including its America's Looking for Its Missing Children® program. Valassis companies include Valassis Direct Mail, Inc., Valassis Canada, Promotion Watch, Valassis Relationship Marketing Systems, LLC and NCH Marketing Services, Inc.  For more information, visit or To learn about advertising opportunities with RedPlum, please call 1-800-437-0479.

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