Dublin, Ireland – September 10, 2018 –Shire plc (LSE: SHP and NASDAQ: SHPG) (“Shire”), Baxalta Incorporated, a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shire (“Baxalta”), and Shire Acquisitions Investments Ireland DAC, an Irish designated activity company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shire (“SAIIDAC” and, together with Baxalta, the “Offerors”), announced today the pricing terms of the Offerors’ previously announced cash tender oﬀers (collectively, the “Tender Oﬀers,” and each oﬀer to purchase a series of notes individually, a “Tender Oﬀer”) to purchase Baxalta’s outstanding 2.875% Senior Notes due 2020, 3.600% Senior Notes due 2022, 4.000% Senior Notes due 2025 and 5.250% Senior Notes due 2045 and SAIIDAC’s outstanding 3.200% Senior Notes due 2026 (collectively, the “Notes”). The Company has also announced that the Offerors have increased the aggregate principal amount of Notes that may be purchased from $2,250,000,000 to $2,325,254,000 (as amended, the “Aggregate Maximum Purchase Amount”). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase (the “Offer to Purchase”) and related Letter of Transmittal, each dated August 24, 2018, and remain unchanged except as amended hereby.
The Total Consideration for each series of Notes is based on the applicable reference yield plus a fixed spread over the yield to maturity of the applicable U.S. Treasury Security specified in the table below, and is payable to holders of the Notes who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Notes on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 7, 2018 (the “Early Tender Date”) and whose Notes are accepted for purchase by the Offerors. The Reference Yields listed in the table below were determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on September 10, 2018 by the Dealer Managers (as defined below). The Total Consideration for each series of Notes includes an early tender premium (with respect to each series of Notes, the “Early Tender Premium”) of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn by such holders and accepted for purchase by the Offerors. In addition, holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offers will receive accrued and unpaid interest from the last interest payment date for the applicable series of Notes up to, but not including, the settlement date, which is expected to occur on September 11, 2018 (such date, the “Early Settlement Date”).
|Issuer||Series of Notes||CUSIP/ISIN
|Aggregate Principal Amount Outstanding||Principal Amount
|Reference U.S. Treasury Security||Fixed Spread (basis points)||Total Consideration(2)(3)||Approximate Proration||Reference
|Reg S CUSIP/ISIN
|Global CUSIP/ISIN Number|
|Baxalta||2.875% Senior Notes Due 2020||07177M AC7 / US07177MAC73||U07237 AB3 / USU07237AB34||07177MAD5/ US07177MAD56||$1,000,000,000||$848,224,000||$595,502,000||1||2.625% U.S.T. due July 31, 2020||30 bps||$997.77||70.237%||2.710%|
|3.600% Senior Notes Due 2022||07177M AK9 / US07177MAK99||U07237 AF4 / USU07237AF48||07177MAL7/ US07177MAL72||$500,000,000||$399,810,000||$280,631,000||1||2.750% U.S.T. due July 31, 2023||65 bps||$1,004.14||70.237%||2.827%|
|4.000% Senior Notes Due 2025||07177M AA1 / US07177MAA18||U07237 AA5 / USU07237AA50||07177MAB9/ US07177MAB90||$1,750,000,000||$1,352,315,000||$949,528,000||1||2.875% U.S.T. due August 15, 2028||90 bps||$1,009.33||70.237%||2.937%|
|5.250% Senior Notes Due 2045||07177M AE3 / US07177MAE30||U07237 AC1 / USU07237AC17||07177MAN3/ US07177MAN39||$1,000,000,000||$711,670,000||$499,593,000||1||3.125% U.S.T. due May 15, 2048||155 bps||$1,092.18||70.237%||3.089%|
|SAIIDAC||3.200% Senior Notes Due 2026||82481L AD1 / US82481LAD10||$3,000,000,000||$1,534,383,000||$0||2||2.875% U.S.T. due August 15, 2028||125 bps||N/A||N/A||N/A|
(1) As reported by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offers.
(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase.
(3) The Total Consideration includes the early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes.
Pursuant to the terms of the Tender Offers, the amount of Notes accepted for purchase is subject to the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Amount. The amounts of each series of Notes accepted for purchase by the Offerors was determined in accordance with the Acceptance Priority Levels specified in the table above, with the Priority 1 Notes having a higher Acceptance Priority Level than the Priority 2 Notes, and the proration procedures described in the Offer to Purchase so as not to exceed the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Amount.
The withdrawal deadline of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 7, 2018 (the “Withdrawal Deadline”) has passed and, accordingly, Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offers may no longer be withdrawn except where additional withdrawal rights are required by law.
The Offerors’ obligation to accept for purchase, and pay for, any Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offers is conditioned on the satisfaction or waiver by the Offerors of the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase including the closing of, and receipt by Shire of the cash proceeds from, the sale of Shire’s Oncology franchise. On August 31, 2018, Shire announced the closing of, and receipt by Shire of the cash proceeds from, the sale of its Oncology franchise to Servier S.A.S., satisfying the “Oncology Proceeds Condition” described in the Offer to Purchase.
The Tender Offers are scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on September 21, 2018 (such date and time with respect to a Tender Offer, as it may be extended for such Tender Offer, the “Expiration Date”). However, because holders of Notes subject to the Tender Offers validly tendered and did not validly withdraw Notes on or prior to the Early Tender Date for which the aggregate principal amount exceeds the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Amount, the Offerors will not accept for purchase any Notes tendered after the Early Tender Date.
Notes not accepted for purchase by the Offerors in the Tender Offers will be promptly credited to the account of the registered holder of such Notes with The Depository Trust Company or otherwise returned in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as dealer managers (collectively, the “Dealer Managers”) in the Tender Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been retained to serve as both the depositary and the information agent for the Tender Offers. Persons with questions regarding the Tender Offers should contact Citigroup Global Markets Limited at (800) 558-3745 (U.S. toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (U.S. collect) or +44 20 7986 8969 (London) or by e-mail at [email protected] or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at (800) 624-1808 (toll-free) or (212) 761-1057 (collect) or +44 20 7677 7799 (London) or by e-mail at [email protected] Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related materials should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (toll-free) (866) 470-4200 or (collect) (212) 430-3774. The Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related materials can also be accessed at the following link: http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Shire/.
None of Shire, the Offerors, their respective boards of directors or officers, the Dealer Managers, the depositary, the information agent or the applicable trustee with respect to a series of Notes, or any of their respective affiliates, makes any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offers. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to participate in the Tender Offers and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender. The Tender Offers are made only by the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal. This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any notes in the Tender Offers. The Tender Offers are not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the Tender Oﬀers are required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Oﬀers will be deemed to be made on behalf of each Offeror by the Dealer Managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.
|Christoph Brackmann||[email protected]||+41 41 288 41 29|
|Sun Kim||[email protected]||+1 617 588 8175|
|Scott Burrows||[email protected]||+41 41 288 4195|
|Katie Joyce||[email protected]||+1 781 482 2779|
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