WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health Corporation ("CVS Health", NYSE: CVS) announced today the Reference Yield and Total Consideration (each as summarized in the table below) to be paid in connection with the previously announced cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for up to $2,049,919,000 principal amount (the "Maximum Amount"), of its 4.300% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes").
The Maximum Amount represents the principal amount of the Notes subject to the Tender Offer and excludes any Accrued Interest (as defined below) or Early Tender Payment (as defined below). The Tender Offer is being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated August 9, 2021 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase"), which sets forth a detailed description of the Tender Offer. The Tender Offer is open to all registered holders (individually, a "Holder" and collectively, the "Holders") of the Notes.
The Reference Yield for the Notes and the Total Consideration for the Notes are summarized in the table below:
The Total Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of the Notes was determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the fixed spread set forth in the table above plus the yield to maturity of the U.S. Treasury reference security (the "UST Reference Security") set forth in the table above on the bid-side price of such UST Reference Security as of 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on August 23, 2021.
The Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 20, 2021 (the "Early Tender Date") will be eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes the Early Tender Payment of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes.
CVS Health expects to accept for purchase and make payment for Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Date on August 24, 2021 (the "Early Settlement Date").
Holders of all Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase are eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes the Early Tender Payment of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Date (the "Early Tender Payment"). In addition to the Total Consideration, Holders of Notes accepted for purchase will receive accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date ("Accrued Interest").
Because the aggregate principal amount of Notes validly tendered would exceed the Maximum Amount, CVS Health expects that it will accept validly tendered Notes on a prorated basis in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.
Because CVS Health expects to accept for purchase the Maximum Amount of Notes, no additional Notes will be purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer after the Early Settlement Date. As described in the Offer to Purchase, Notes tendered and not accepted for purchase will be promptly returned to the tendering Holder's account.
CVS Health expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, subject to applicable law, to terminate the Tender Offer at any time prior to the Expiration Date. The Tender Offer is not conditioned on any minimum principal amount of Notes being tendered but the Tender Offer is subject to certain conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase.
CVS Health has retained Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC to act as Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer. D.F. King & Co., Inc. has been retained to act as the Tender and Information Agent for the Tender Offer. Requests for assistance relating to the procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to the Tender and Information Agent either by email at email@example.com, or by phone (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers only) or (800) 549-6746 (for all others toll free). Requests for assistance relating to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer may be directed to Barclays Capital Inc. at (212) 528-7581 (collect) or (800) 438-3242 (toll free), Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at (212) 902-5962 (collect) or (800) 828-3182 (toll free) and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at (704) 410-4759 (collect) or (866) 309-6316 (toll free) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beneficial owners may also contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, or the solicitation of tenders with respect to, the Notes. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. The Tender Offer is being made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase made available to Holders of the Notes. None of CVS Health, the Dealer Managers, Tender and Information Agent or the trustees with respect to the Notes, or any of their respective affiliates, is making any recommendation as to whether or not Holders should tender or refrain from tendering all or any portion of their Notes in response to the Tender Offer. Holders are urged to evaluate carefully all information in the Offer to Purchase, consult their own investment and tax advisers and make their own decisions whether to tender Notes in the Tender Offer, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.
About CVS Health
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Susie Lisa, CFA
Senior Vice President