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04-Feb-2021

Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Tender Offers for an Aggregate Purchase Price of Up to $4.0 Billion

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) (“Bristol Myers Squibb”), with its wholly-owned subsidiary Celgene Corporation (“Celgene”) (collectively, the “Offerors”), announced the commencement of 20 separate offers to purchase for cash notes issued by the Offerors listed in the tables below (collectively, the “Notes”) for an aggregate purchase price of up to $4.0 billion.


2023 Pool

Offers to purchase for cash up to $950,000,000 aggregate purchase price for the securities listed in the priority order below.

Title of Security

CUSIP/ISIN
Number(s)

Issuer / Offeror

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

Acceptance
Priority
Level

Reference U.S. Treasury Security(1)

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

Fixed Spread
(basis points) (1)

Early
Tender
Premium(2)

7.150% Notes due 2023

110122AA6

Bristol Myers Squibb

$301,532,000

1

 

0.125% UST due January 31, 2023

 

FIT 1

 

15

 

$50

4.000% Notes due 2023

110122DA3/

110122BL1/

U11009AL8

Bristol Myers Squibb

$636,086,000

2

 

0.125% UST due August 15, 2023

 

FIT 5

 

20

 

$50

4.000% Notes due 2023

151020AJ3

Celgene

$63,914,000

2

 

0.125% UST due August 15, 2023

 

FIT 5

 

20

 

$50

2024 Pool

Offers to purchase for cash up to $1,500,000,000 aggregate purchase price for the securities listed in the priority order below.

Title of Security

CUSIP/ISIN
Number(s)

Issuer / Offeror

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

Acceptance
Priority
Level

Reference U.S. Treasury Security(1)

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

Fixed Spread
(basis points) (1)

Early
Tender
Premium(2)

3.625% Notes due 2024*

110122DB1/

110122BM9/

U11009AM6

Bristol Myers Squibb

$882,510,000

1

0.125% UST due January 15, 2024

FIT 1

15

 

$50

3.625% Notes due 2024*

151020AP9

Celgene

$117,490,000

1

0.125% UST due January 15, 2024

FIT 1

15

 

$50

2.900% Notes due 2024

110122CM8/

110122BZ0/

U11009AZ7

Bristol Myers Squibb

$3,250,000,000

2

1.750% UST due July 31, 2024

FIT 5

15

 

$50

2025 Pool

Offers to purchase for cash up to $650,000,000 aggregate purchase price for the securities listed in the priority order below.

Title of Security

CUSIP/ISIN
Number(s)

Issuer / Offeror

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

Acceptance
Priority
Level

Reference U.S. Treasury Security(1)

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

Fixed Spread
(basis points) (1)

Early
Tender
Premium(2)

3.875% Notes due 2025*

 

110122DC9/

110122BN7/

U11009AN4

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$2,379,532,000

 

1

 

0.375% UST due January 31, 2026

 

FIT 1

 

15

 

$50

3.875% Notes due 2025*

 

151020AS3

 

Celgene

 

$120,468,000

 

1

 

0.375% UST due January 31, 2026

 

FIT 1

 

15

 

$50

High Coupon Pool

Offers to purchase for cash up to $900,000,000 aggregate purchase price for the securities listed in the priority order below.

Title of Security

CUSIP/ISIN
Number(s)

Issuer / Offeror

Principal
Amount
Outstanding

Acceptance
Priority
Level

Reference U.S. Treasury Security(1)

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

Fixed Spread
(basis points) (1)

Early
Tender
Premium(2)

6.125% Notes due 2038

 

110122AQ1

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$226,259,000

 

1

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

90

 

$50

5.875% Notes due 2036

 

110122AP3

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$286,673,000

 

2

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

80

 

$50

6.875% Notes due 2097

 

110122AC2

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$86,896,000

 

3

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

165

 

$50

5.700% Notes due 2040

 

110122DF2/

110122BR8/

U11009AR5

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$245,785,000

 

4

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

90

 

$50

5.700% Notes due 2040

 

151020AF1

 

Celgene

 

$4,215,000

 

4

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

90

 

$50

5.250% Notes due 2043

 

110122DG0/

110122BS6/

U11009AS3

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$391,925,000

 

5

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

85

 

$50

5.250% Notes due 2043

 

151020AL8

 

Celgene

 

$8,075,000

 

5

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

85

 

$50

4.625% Notes due 2044*

 

110122DH8/

110122BT4/

U11009AT1

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$976,477,000

 

6

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

80

 

$50

4.625% Notes due 2044*

 

151020AM6

 

Celgene

 

$23,523,000

 

6

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

80

 

$50

5.000% Notes due 2045*

 

110122DJ4/

110122BU1/

U11009AU8

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$1,959,524,000

 

7

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

84

 

$50

5.000% Notes due 2045*

 

151020AU8

 

Celgene

 

$40,476,000

 

7

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

84

 

$50

4.250% Notes due 2049*

 

110122CR7/

110122CD8/

U11009BD5

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

$3,750,000,000

 

8

 

1.625% UST due November 15, 2050

 

FIT 1

 

88

 

$50

(1)

The Total Consideration (as defined below) for each series of Notes will be based on the fixed spread for the applicable series of Notes plus the yield of the specified Reference U.S. Treasury Security for that series as of 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) on February 19, 2021, unless extended with respect to any Offer (as defined below) (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the “Price Determination Date”). The Total Consideration does not include the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment (as defined below), which will be payable in cash in addition to the applicable Total Consideration. For the avoidance of doubt, the Early Tender Premium is included in the Total Consideration calculated based on the fixed spread for the applicable series of Notes and is not in addition to the Total Consideration.

(2)

Payable, as part of the applicable Total Consideration, per each $1,000 principal amount of the specified series of Notes validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline (as defined below) and accepted for purchase (the “Early Tender Premium”). The total consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of each series of Notes validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline (including the Early Tender Premium) is referred to as the “Total Consideration” for such series. Holders of Notes (each, a “Holder” and collectively, “Holders”) who validly tender Notes of a series after the applicable Early Tender Deadline, but at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date (as defined below), will receive the tender consideration for any such series accepted for purchase by the applicable Offeror, which is equal to the Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Premium (with respect to such series, the “Tender Consideration”).

*

Denotes a series of Notes for which the Total Consideration and the Tender Consideration will be determined taking into account the par call date, instead of the maturity date, of the Notes of such series in accordance with standard market practice.

The outstanding debt securities listed in (i) the first table above labeled “2023 Pool” are referred to collectively as the “2023 Pool Notes,” (ii) the second table above labeled “2024 Pool” are referred to collectively as the “2024 Pool Notes,” (iii) the third table above labeled “2025 Pool” are referred to collectively as the “2025 Pool Notes,” and (iv) the fourth table above labeled “High Coupon Pool” are referred to collectively as the “High Coupon Pool Notes.” The High Coupon Pool Notes, the 2023 Pool Notes, the 2024 Pool Notes and the 2025 Pool Notes are referred to collectively as the “Notes,” and each series of Notes is referred to as a “series.” We refer to each offer to purchase a series of Notes for cash as an “Offer,” the offers to purchase the 2023 Pool Notes collectively as the “2023 Pool Offers,” the offers to purchase the 2024 Pool Notes collectively as the “2024 Pool Offers,” the offers to purchase the 2025 Pool Notes collectively as the “2025 Pool Offers,” the offers to purchase the High Coupon Pool Notes collectively as the “High Coupon Pool Offers,” and all the offers to purchase Notes are referred to collectively as the “Offers.”

The Offers are subject to the terms and conditions described in the Offer to Purchase dated February 4, 2021 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”) which sets forth a detailed description of the Offers, including (i) the Acceptance Priority Procedures (as described below), (ii) a $950 million maximum aggregate purchase price of the 2023 Pool Notes validly tendered in the 2023 Pool Offers, excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments (the “2023 Pool Maximum”), (iii) a $1.5 billion maximum aggregate purchase price of the 2024 Pool Notes validly tendered in the 2024 Pool Offers, excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments (the “2024 Pool Maximum”), (iv) a $650 million maximum aggregate purchase price of the 2025 Pool Notes validly tendered in the 2025 Pool Offers, excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments (the “2025 Pool Maximum”), and (v) a $900 million maximum aggregate purchase price of the High Coupon Pool Notes validly tendered in the High Coupon Pool Offers, excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments (the “High Coupon Pool Maximum”).

The primary purpose of the Offers is to acquire the maximum principal amount of 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes and High Coupon Pool Notes in the designated priority order for which the aggregate purchase price (excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments) for each such group of Notes does not exceed the 2023 Pool Maximum, the 2024 Pool Maximum, the 2025 Pool Maximum and the High Coupon Pool Maximum, respectively. The Offers are not conditioned on any minimum amount of Notes being tendered, and none of the Offers are conditioned on the consummation of the other Offers. The Offers are subject to certain other general conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase. Each Offer may be amended, extended or, upon failure of a condition to be satisfied or waived prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline (for any Offers for which the Offerors elect to exercise their Early Settlement Right (as defined below)) or the applicable Expiration Date (for any Notes not settled on the Early Settlement Date), terminated individually.

The Offers will each expire at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on March 4, 2021, unless extended or earlier terminated by the Offerors (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the “Expiration Date”). To be eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes the Early Tender Premium, Holders must validly tender their Notes at or prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on February 18, 2021, unless extended (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the “Early Tender Deadline”). Holders who validly tender their Notes after the applicable Early Tender Deadline, but at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date, will be eligible to receive the Tender Consideration for any such series accepted for purchase. All Holders whose Notes are accepted in an Offer will receive a cash payment equal to accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes to, but not including, the relevant Settlement Date (as defined below) (the “Accrued Coupon Payment”) in addition to their Total Consideration or Tender Consideration, as applicable.

  • Notes may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on February 18, 2021, (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer), but not thereafter, unless extended with respect to any Offer. Holders should not tender any Notes that they do not wish to be accepted for purchase.
  • Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions of the Offers, the Acceptance Priority Procedures will operate concurrently, but separately, for the 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes and High Coupon Pool Notes, in each case subject to proration as described in the Offer to Purchase.

On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, the Offerors are offering to purchase the following outstanding securities issued by it for the consideration described below:

Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions of the Offers, the “Acceptance Priority Procedures” will operate concurrently, but separately, for the (i) 2023 Pool Offers, (ii) 2024 Pool Offers, (iii) 2025 Pool Offers, and (iv) High Coupon Pool Offers, in each case, as follows:

  • first, if the aggregate cash purchase price (excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments) of all 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes or High Coupon Pool Notes, as applicable, validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline by Holders does not exceed the applicable pool maximum, then the applicable Offeror will accept all such Notes. However, if the aggregate cash purchase price (excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments) of all 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes or High Coupon Pool Notes, as applicable, validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline by Holders exceeds the applicable pool maximum, then the Offerors will (i) accept such Notes for purchase for cash, starting at the highest acceptance priority level (level 1) and, if there is more than one priority level, moving sequentially to each lower acceptance priority level (the lowest of which is level 2 in the case of the 2023 Pool Offers and 2024 Pool Offers and level 8 in the case of the High Coupon Pool Offers; the 2025 Pool Offers have only one priority level), until the aggregate cash purchase price (excluding the applicable Accrued Coupon Payments) of such Notes equals the applicable pool maximum, (ii) prorate the series of such Notes with the lowest acceptance priority level accepted for purchase for cash (including equal proration between Notes having the same priority but different Offerors) and (iii) not accept for purchase for cash (x) any such Notes of a series with an acceptance priority level below the prorated series or (y) any 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes or High Coupon Pool Notes, as applicable, validly tendered after the applicable Early Tender Deadline; and
  • second, if the applicable pool maximum is not exceeded at the applicable Early Tender Deadline, the Offerors will repeat the steps described in the prior bullet with respect to all 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes or High Coupon Pool Notes, as applicable, validly tendered after the applicable Early Tender Deadline, but at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date, in order to determine the aggregate principal amount of such Notes that the applicable Offeror will accept for purchase in the 2023 Pool Offers, the 2024 Pool Offers, the 2025 Pool Offers or the High Coupon Pool Offers, as applicable.
    • All 2023 Pool Notes, regardless of acceptance priority level, that are validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline will have priority over 2023 Pool Notes validly tendered after the applicable Early Tender Deadline and at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date.
    • All 2024 Pool Notes, regardless of acceptance priority level, that are validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline will have priority over 2024 Pool Notes validly tendered after the applicable Early Tender Deadline and at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date.
    • All 2025 Pool Notes, regardless of acceptance priority level, that are validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline will have priority over 2025 Pool Notes validly tendered after the applicable Early Tender Deadline and at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date.
    • All High Coupon Pool Notes, regardless of acceptance priority level, that are validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline will have priority over High Coupon Pool Notes validly tendered after the applicable Early Tender Deadline and at or prior to the applicable Expiration Date

Provided that all conditions to the 2023 Pool Offers, the 2024 Pool Offers, the 2025 Pool Offers, and/or the High Coupon Pool Offers have been satisfied or waived by the applicable Offeror by the applicable Early Tender Deadline, the Offerors may, but are not obligated to, elect to exercise their right (the “Early Settlement Right”), with respect to the Offers for which the conditions have been satisfied or waived, to settle all Notes validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase in such Offers (the “Early Settlement Date”). The Early Settlement Date will be determined at the Offerors’ option and is currently expected to occur on the third business day immediately following the Early Tender Deadline. If the Offerors elect to exercise their Early Settlement Right with respect to any 2023 Pool Notes, 2024 Pool Notes, 2025 Pool Notes and/or High Coupon Pool Notes, in each case validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase, the Offerors will settle all such Notes on the Early Settlement Date. If the Offerors elect to exercise their Early Settlement Right with respect to the 2023 Pool Offers, the 2024 Pool Offers, the 2025 Pool Offers and/or the High Coupon Pool Offers, the Offerors will announce in a press release promptly after the applicable Early Tender Deadline that they are exercising their Early Settlement Right with respect to such Offers. On the Early Settlement Date, all Notes validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase in the Offers for which the Offerors have elected to exercise their Early Settlement Right will receive the applicable Total Consideration and Accrued Coupon Payment. The “Final Settlement Date,” if any, is the date on which the Offerors will settle all Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase and not previously settled on the Early Settlement Date. The Final Settlement Date is expected to be the second business day following the applicable Expiration Date, unless extended with respect to any Offer. Each of the Early Settlement Date and the Final Settlement Date is referred to as a “Settlement Date.”

Promptly after the Price Determination Date, the Offerors will issue a press release specifying, among other things, the Offer Yield and Total Consideration for each series of Notes, the aggregate principal amount of Notes validly tendered at or prior to the applicable Early Tender Deadline and accepted in each Offer and the proration factor (if any) applied to such validly tendered Notes with respect to each Offer.

The Offerors expressly reserve the right, in their sole discretion, subject to compliance with applicable law and regulations, not to purchase any Notes or to extend, amend and/or terminate its respective Offers and to amend or waive any of the terms and conditions of any Offer. Holders are advised to read carefully the Offer to Purchase for full details of and information on the procedures for participating in the Offer, as applicable. If the Offerors terminate any Offer with respect to one or more series of Notes, they will give written notice thereof to the Tender and Information Agent (as defined below) and will make a public announcement thereof as promptly as practicable, and all Notes tendered pursuant to such terminated Offer will be returned promptly to the tendering Holders thereof. With effect from such termination, any Notes blocked in The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) will be released. Holders are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other intermediary through which they hold Notes as to when such intermediary would need to receive instructions from a beneficial owner in order for that holder to be able to participate, or withdraw their instruction to participate, in the Offers before the deadlines specified herein and in the Offer to Purchase. The deadlines set by any such intermediary and DTC for the submission and withdrawal of tender instructions will also be earlier than the relevant deadlines specified herein and in the Offer to Purchase.

After the Price Determination Date, the Offerors may elect to redeem all or a portion of Bristol Myers Squibb’s 4.000% Notes due 2023 or 2.900% Notes due 2024 or Celgene’s 4.000% Notes due 2023 that are not tendered and accepted in the Offers in accordance with the terms of the optional redemption provisions in the indentures governing such Notes.

The Offerors have retained Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as dealer managers for the Offers. Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Offers should be directed to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at (866) 627-0391 (toll-free) or (212) 250-2955 (collect) or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at (800) 624-1808 (toll-free) or (212) 761-1057 (collect). Global Bondholder Services Corporation will act as the tender agent and the information agent for the Offers (the “Tender and Information Agent”).

The full details of the Offers, including instructions on how to tender Notes, are included in the Offer to Purchase. Holders are strongly encouraged to read carefully the Offer to Purchase, including documents incorporated by reference therein, because they will contain important information. The Offer to Purchase is available on Global Bondholder Services Corporation's website at https://www.gbsc-usa.com/bristol-myers/ or obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 470-3800 (toll free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect). You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Offers.

None of the Offerors or their affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the dealer managers, the Tender and Information Agent or the trustee with respect to the Notes is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender any Notes in response to the Offers, and neither the Offerors nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.

This announcement is for informational purposes only. This announcement is not an offer to sell or purchase, a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, or the solicitation of tenders with respect to any of Notes described herein. The Offers are being made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. The 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 securities laws or blue sky laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of the Offerors by the dealer managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

This communication is not being made by, and has not been approved by, an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the “FSMA)”. Accordingly, this communication is not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, persons within the United Kingdom save in circumstances where section 21(1) of the FSMA does not apply.

In particular, this communication is only addressed to and directed at: (A) in any Member State of the European Economic Area that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive and (B) (i) persons that are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Financial Promotion Order”)) or within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order, or to other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated under the Financial Promotion Order.


Contacts

Bristol Myers Squibb
Media:
media@bms.com

Investor Relations:
Tim Power
609-252-7509
timothy.power@bms.com

Nina Goworek
908-673-9711
nina.goworek@bms.com


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