HSBC : announces results of tender offers to purchase notes for cash
11/13/2020 | 04:49am EST
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13 November 2020
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF TENDER OFFERS TO PURCHASE NOTES FOR
HSBC Holdings plc (the 'Issuer') announces today the results of its invitations to holders of: (a) the
EUR2,000,000,000 1.50 per cent Notes due March 2022 (ISIN: XS1379182006) (of which EUR2,000,000,000 is currently outstanding) (the 'March 2022 Notes'); (b) the EUR1,500,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due September 2022 (ISIN: XS1586214956) (of which EUR1,500,000,000 is currently outstanding) (the 'September 2022 Notes') and/or; (c) the EUR1,500,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due October 2023 (ISIN: XS1681855539) (of which EUR1,500,000,000 is currently outstanding) (the 'October 2023 Notes') (each a 'Series' and together, the 'Notes'), to tender such Notes for purchase by the Issuer for cash subject to satisfaction or waiver of the New Financing Condition (each such invitation an "Offer" and, together, the "Offers").
The Offers are being made subject to the terms and conditions described in a tender offer memorandum prepared by the Issuer dated 6 November 2020 (the 'Tender Offer Memorandum'). Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum. This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum.
RESULTS OF THE OFFERS
The Expiration Deadline for the Offers was 4.00 p.m. (London time) on 12 November 2020. As at the Expiration Deadline, EUR1,881,590,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes had been validly tendered pursuant to the Offers.
Following the Expiration Deadline, the Issuer hereby announces that the Maximum Acceptance Amount is EUR1,250,000,190.80 and that (subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the New Financing Condition on or prior to the Tender Offer Settlement Date) the aggregate principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers is EUR1,229,528,000.
The Issuer further hereby announces that:
the Purchase Price (in relation to the March 2022 Notes);
the Accrued Interest Payment (in respect of each Series);
the final aggregate principal amount of the Notes of each Series validly tendered pursuant to the Offers;
each Series Acceptance Amount and the pro-ration factor for each Series (if any); and
the principal amount of Notes of each Series that will remain outstanding after the Tender Offer Settlement Date (as defined below),
This news release is issued by
HSBC Holdings plc
Registered Office and Group Head Office:
8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ, United Kingdom Web: www.hsbc.com
Incorporated in England with limited liability. Registered number 617987
are as set out in the table below:
Principal amount of
Notes that will remain
outstanding after the
amount of Notes
Settlement Date (as
102.600 per cent
1.011 per cent
As provided in the
0.028 per cent
As provided in the
Settlement of the Offers and payment of the Purchase Consideration and Accrued Interest Payments in respect of the Notes accepted for purchase is expected to take place on the 16 November 2020 (the 'Tender Offer Settlement Date'). Notes that are not tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers will remain outstanding.
The Dealer Manager
HSBC Bank plc 8 Canada Square London E14 5HQ United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7992 6237
Attention: Liability Management
The Tender Agent
Lucid Issuer Services Limited
12 Argyle Walk
London WC1H 8HA
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7704 0880
Attention: Arlind Bytyqi
The offer period for the Offers has now expired. No further tenders of any Notes may be made pursuant to the Offers. This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. No offer to acquire or exchange any securities is being made pursuant to this announcement. This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum contain important information, which must be read carefully. If any Noteholder is in any doubt as to the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own financial, legal and any other advice, including in respect of any tax financial, accounting, regulatory and tax consequences, immediately from its broker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser. None of the Issuer, the Dealer Manager or the Tender Agent or their respective directors, employees or affiliates will have any liability or responsibility in respect of any decision of a Noteholder as to their decision of whether to participate in the Offers.
Investor enquiries to:
+44 (0) 20 7992 3825
Media enquiries to:
+44 (0) 20 7991 9813
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