Paramount Global Announces Early Tender Results of its Maximum Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Paramount Global (“Paramount,” “we” or “our”) (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) today announced the early tender results of its previously announced cash tender offers for the Maximum Offer Securities (as defined below) (the “Maximum Offer”). The Maximum Offer consists of the offer to purchase up to $540,922,623.28 aggregate purchase price of the Company’s 4.00% Senior Notes due 2026, 2.90% Senior Notes due 2027 and 3.375% Senior Notes due 2028 in the priorities set forth in the table below (collectively, the “Maximum Offer Securities”) validly tendered and accepted for purchase (in each case, excluding accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable settlement date and excluding fees and expenses) (the “Maximum Offer Amount”). The Maximum Offer is open to all registered holders of the Maximum Offer Securities (collectively, the “Holders”). The Maximum Offer is subject to proration and order of priority (the “Acceptance Priority Levels”) as set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated November 2, 2023 (as amended or supplemented, the “Offer to Purchase”) and the table below.


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According to information provided by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the information agent and tender agent for the Maximum Offer (the “Tender Agent”), $802,640,000 in combined aggregate principal amount of Maximum Offer Securities were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 16, 2023 (the “Early Tender Deadline”) in the aggregate amounts as shown in the table below.

Title of Security

CUSIP
Number

Acceptance
Priority Level
(1)

Principal Amount
Outstanding

Principal Amount
Tendered

4.00% Senior Notes due 2026

124857 AQ6

1

$800,000,000

$453,312,000

2.90% Senior Notes due 2027

124857 AR4

2

$700,000,000

$244,249,000

3.375% Senior Notes due 2028

124857 AT0

3

$500,000,000

$105,079,000

________________

(1)

Subject to the Maximum Offer Amount and proration, the principal amount of each series of Maximum Offer Securities that is purchased in the Maximum Offer will be determined in accordance with the applicable Acceptance Priority Level (in numerical priority order with 1 being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and 3 being the lowest) specified in this column.

As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 16, 2023 (the “Maximum Offer Withdrawal Deadline”), Maximum Offer Securities validly tendered in the Maximum Offer may no longer be withdrawn except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law. 

Because the aggregate purchase price of the 4.00% Senior Notes due 2026 and 2.90% Senior Notes due 2027 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline is expected to exceed the Maximum Offer Amount, Paramount expects to accept all of the validly tendered 4.00% Senior Notes due 2026, the validly tendered 2.90% Senior Notes due 2027 on a prorated basis using a proration factor to be announced with the determination of the Total Consideration (as defined below) and none of the validly tendered 3.375% Senior Notes due 2028. Although the Maximum Offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 4, 2023 (such date and time, as may be extended or earlier terminated by Paramount), because the Maximum Offer was fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Deadline, Paramount does not expect to accept for purchase any Maximum Offer Securities tendered after the Early Tender Deadline. Maximum Offer Securities tendered and not accepted for purchase will be promptly returned to the tendering Holders as described in the Offer to Purchase.

The consideration to be paid in the Maximum Offer for each series of Maximum Offer Securities validly tendered and expected to be accepted for purchase as described in the Offer to Purchase will be determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 17, 2023 (such date and time, as may be extended by Paramount). Holders of Maximum Offer Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase will receive the applicable total consideration (the “Total Consideration”), which includes an early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of the Maximum Offer Securities accepted for purchase. In addition to the applicable Total Consideration, the Holders of Maximum Offer Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid interest rounded to the nearest cent, on such $1,000 principal amount of Maximum Offer Securities from the last applicable interest payment date up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.

The settlement date for Maximum Offer Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase is expected to be November 21, 2023, the third business day after the Early Tender Deadline (the “Early Settlement Date”).

Paramount’s obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, the Maximum Offer Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Maximum Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase. Paramount reserves the absolute right, subject to applicable law, to: (i) waive any and all conditions applicable to the Maximum Offer; (ii) extend or terminate the Maximum Offer; (iii) increase or decrease the Maximum Offer Amount without extending the Early Tender Deadline or the Maximum Offer Withdrawal Deadline; or (iv) otherwise amend the Maximum Offer in any respect.

Information Relating to the Maximum Offer

RBC Capital Markets, LLC, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., TD Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as the dealer managers for the Maximum Offer (together, the “Dealer Managers”). The information agent and tender agent for the Maximum Offer is Global Bondholder Services Corporation. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and the Notice of Guaranteed Delivery may be accessed at the following link: Questions regarding the procedures for tendering the Maximum Offer Securities may be directed to the Tender Agent by telephone at (855) 654-2015 (toll-free) or (212) 430‑3774 (banks and brokers) or by email at [email protected]. Questions regarding the Maximum Offer should be directed to RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Liability Management, at (212) 618-7843 (collect) or (877) 381-2099 (toll-free) or by email at [email protected], SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., Debt Capital Markets – Liability Management, at (888) 284-9760 (toll-free) or by email at [email protected], TD Securities (USA) LLC, Liability Management, at (212) 827-2842 (collect) or (866) 584-2096 (toll-free) or by email at [email protected], or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Liability Management Group at (704) 410-4756 (collect) or (866) 309-6316 (toll‑free) or by email at [email protected].

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell with respect to any securities. The solicitation of offers to sell the Maximum Offer Securities is only being made pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase. The offer is not being made 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. None of Paramount, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent, the trustees with respect to the Maximum Offer Securities or any of their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender their Maximum Offer Securities in connection with the Maximum Offer.

PARA-IR

ABOUT PARAMOUNT

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media, streaming and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+ and Pluto TV. The company holds one of the industry’s most extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution, and advertising solutions.

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SOURCE Paramount Global

Paramount Global Announces Early Tender Results of its Maximum Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities

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