CVS Health Corporation announces pricing of tender offers

Monday, December 21, 2020

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health Corporation (“CVS Health”, NYSE: CVS) announced today the applicable Reference Yields and Total Consideration (each as summarized in the table below) to be paid in connection with the previously announced cash tender offers (each, a “Tender Offer” and collectively, the “Tender Offers”) for (i) up to $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the “2023 Notes Maximum Amount”) of its 4.000% Senior Notes due 2023 and 3.700% Senior Notes due 2023 and the 2.800% Senior Notes due 2023 issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aetna Inc. (collectively, the “2023 Notes”) in the priorities set forth in the Offer to Purchase (as defined below) (the “2023 Notes Tender Offers”), (ii) up to $1,049,919,000 aggregate principal amount (the “2025 Notes Maximum Amount”) of its 4.100% Senior Notes due 2025 and 3.875% Senior Notes due 2025 (collectively, the “2025 Notes”) in the priorities set forth in the Offer to Purchase (the “2025 Notes Tender Offers”) and (iii) up to $1,950,081,000 principal amount (the “2028 Notes Maximum Amount” and, together with the 2023 Notes Maximum Amount and the 2025 Notes Maximum Amount, the “Maximum Amounts”) of its 4.300% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”, and, together with the 2023 Notes and the 2025 Notes, the “Notes”). Each group of Tender Offers that constitutes the 2023 Notes Tender Offers, the 2025 Notes Tender Offers or the 2028 Notes Tender Offer are referred to as the “Capped Tender Offers”. The sum of the 2023 Notes Maximum Amount, the 2025 Notes Maximum Amount and the 2028 Notes Maximum Amount is $4,500,000,000 (the “Aggregate Maximum Amount”), which represents the aggregate principal amount of the Notes subject to the Tender Offers and excludes any Accrued Interest (as defined below) or Early Tender Payment (as defined below). The Tender Offers are being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated December 7, 2020 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), which sets forth a detailed description of the Tender Offers. The Tender Offers are open to all registered holders (individually, a “Holder” and collectively, the “Holders”) of the Notes.

The applicable Reference Yield for the Notes and the Total Consideration for the Notes are summarized in the table below:

Reference Yield for the Notes and the Total Consideration for the Notes

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 applicable fixed spread set forth in the table above plus the yield to maturity or first par call date, as the case may be, of the applicable U.S. Treasury reference securities (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 December 21, 2020.

The Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 18, 2020 (the “Early Tender Date”) will be eligible to receive the applicable 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 December 22, 2020 (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 applicable Total Consideration, which includes the applicable 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 applicable 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 2023 Notes validly tendered would exceed the 2023 Notes Maximum Amount, CVS Health expects that it will accept validly tendered 3.700% Senior Notes due 2023 on a prorated basis in accordance with the Offer to Purchase and none of the validly tendered 2.800% Senior Notes due 2023. Because the aggregate principal amount of 2025 Notes validly tendered would exceed the 2025 Notes Maximum Amount, CVS Health expects that it will accept all of the validly tendered 4.100% Senior Notes due 2025 and none of the 3.875% Senior Notes due 2025. Because the principal amount of 2028 Notes validly tendered would exceed the 2028 Notes Maximum Amount, CVS Health expects that it will accept validly tendered 4.300% Senior Notes due 2028 on a prorated basis in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.

Because CVS Health expects to accept for purchase the Maximum Aggregate Amount of Notes, no additional Notes will be purchased pursuant to the Tender Offers after the Early Settlement Date. In connection with the recent announcement by the U.S. government that executive departments and agencies of the federal government will be closed on December 24, 2020, the expiration date (the “Expiration Date”) will be changed from 11:59 p.m., New York City time, January 5, 2021 to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, January 6, 2021. 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 Offers at any time prior to the Expiration Date. The Tender Offers are not conditioned on any minimum principal amount of Notes being tendered but the Tender Offers are subject to certain conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase. Each Tender Offer is a separate offer. None of the Capped Tender Offers are conditioned on each other. Each Tender Offer may be individually amended, extended or terminated by CVS Health.

CVS Health has retained Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC to act as Dealer Managers for the Tender Offers. D.F. King & Co., Inc. has been retained to act as the Tender and Information Agent for the Tender Offers. Requests for assistance relating to the procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to the Tender and Information Agent either by email at cvs@dfking.com, or by phone (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers only) or (800) 714-3305 (for all others toll free). Requests for assistance relating to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offers may be directed to Barclays Capital Inc. at (800) 438-3242 (toll free) or (212) 528-7581 (collect), BofA Securities, Inc. at (980) 387-3907 (collect) or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at (212) 902-6351 (collect). 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 Offers are 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 Offers. 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 Offers, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.

Investor contact

Valerie Haertel
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
(401) 770-4050

Media contact

T.J. Crawford
Vice President
External Affairs
(212) 457-0583

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