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The Chemours Company Announces Early Tender Results of Conditional Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Up to $250,000,000 of Its 6.625% Senior Notes Maturing In 2023

WILMINGTON, Del., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company ("Chemours") (CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in fluoroproducts, chemical solutions and titanium technologies, today announced the early tender results as of 5:00 p.m. New York City time on June 4, 2018 (the "Early Tender Deadline") of its previously announced tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for cash up to $250,000,000 (the "Tender Cap") of its outstanding 6.625% senior notes due 2023 (the "Notes"). 

In connection with the Tender Offer, Chemours also announced the results as of the Early Tender Deadline of its previously announced solicitation of consents (the "Consents") from holders of the Notes (the "Consent Solicitation") to the proposed amendments to the indenture, dated as of May 12, 2015 (the "Base Indenture"), as supplemented by the first supplemental indenture, dated as of May 12, 2015 (the "First Supplemental Indenture"), which governs the Notes (the First Supplemental Indenture, together with the Base Indenture, the "Indenture"), providing for the shortening of the minimum notice periods under the Indenture for the optional redemption of the Notes by Chemours (the "Proposed Amendments"). Concurrently with this press release, Chemours also announced the early tender results of its previously announced tender offer and consent solicitation with respect to any and all of  its 6.125% Senior Notes due May 15, 2023.

The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation are described in an Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated May 21, 2018 (the "Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement") and related Letter of Transmittal and Consent (collectively, the "Offer Documents").

As of the Early Tender Deadline, $520,645,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline (the "Early Tender Notes") were received by Chemours, representing approximately 44.96% of the total outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Notes. Pursuant to the Offer Documents, because the aggregate principal amount of Early Tender Notes exceeded the Tender Cap, Chemours will accept for purchase the Early Tender Notes on a prorated basis in the portion of approximately 48.29% of the principal amount of the Early Tender Notes (the "Accepted Notes"). Chemours will accept for purchase the aggregate principal amount of Early Tender Notes tendered by a holder multiplied by the proration rate and then rounded down to the nearest $1,000 increment, as described in the Offer Documents.

The aggregate principal amount of Accepted Notes, as well as the percent of the total aggregate principal amount of Notes outstanding constituting Accepted Notes, is set forth in the columns entitled "Aggregate Principal Amount of Accepted Notes" and "Percent of Total Outstanding Principal Amount Accepted," respectively, in the table below.

The consideration being offered for the Accepted Notes in the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation is also set forth in the table below:

CUSIP / ISIN

Outstanding
Principal Amount

Title of
Notes

Aggregate
Principal
Amount of
Accepted
Notes

Percent of
Total
Outstanding
Principal
Amount
Accepted

 

 

 

Early Tender
Payment(1)(2)

 

 

 

Tender Offer
Consideration(1)(3)

Total
Consideration
(1)(3)

Registered
Notes:
CUSIP:
163851AB4
ISIN:
US163851AB45

 

Rule 144A
Notes:
CUSIP:
163851AA6
ISIN: US163851AA61

 

Regulation S
Notes:

CUSIP:
U16309AA1

ISIN:
USU16309AA13

 

US$1,157,910,000

6.625% Senior

Notes due

May 15, 2023

$250,000,000

21.59%

$30.00

$1,022.50

$1,052.50

 

(1)

Per $1,000 principal amount of Accepted Notes.

(2)

Included in the Total Consideration for Accepted Notes.

(3)

Does not include accrued and unpaid interest that will be paid on the Accepted Notes.

The Early Settlement Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement) for the Accepted Notes is expected to be on June 6, 2018. Because the Tender Cap was reached as of the Early Tender Deadline, no Notes and Consents that are validly tendered or delivered after the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase and any Notes and Consents accepted for purchase on the Early Settlement Date will be accepted on a prorated basis up to the amount of the Tender Cap as described above. Any Early Tender Notes tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation but not accepted for purchase by Chemours on the Early Settlement Date will be promptly returned to holders.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation, holders of the Accepted Notes will receive the Total Consideration set forth in the table above, which includes the Early Tender Payment set forth in the table above.

In addition, holders of all Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation will receive accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes from the last interest payment date with respect to such Notes to, but not including, the applicable Settlement Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement).

The Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation will remain open and will expire at Midnight, New York City time, at the end of June 18, 2018, unless extended or earlier terminated by Chemours (the "Expiration Date").  No tenders submitted after the Expiration Date will be valid. 

The consummation of the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation are subject to, and conditioned upon, the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions described in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, including, among others, Chemours consummating the New Debt Financing (as defined in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement) on terms satisfactory to it, and having funds available therefrom that will allow it to purchase the Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation.

In addition, because Chemours had not received Consents in respect of a majority of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding as of the Early Tender Deadline (excluding Notes held by Chemours or its affiliates), Chemours will not execute and deliver a supplemental indenture to the Indenture giving effect to the Proposed Amendments. Any Consents received as of the Early Tender Deadline shall be null and void.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security.  No offer, solicitation, or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is the dealer manager (the "Dealer Manager") in the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation.  Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been retained to serve as both the depositary and the information agent (the "Depositary and Information Agent") for the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation.  Questions regarding the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation should be directed to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (U.S. Toll-Free) or (212) 723-6106 (Collect).  Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase and  Consent Solicitation Statement and other related materials should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (email) contact@gbsc-usa.com, (866) 470-4200 (U.S. Toll-Free), (212) 430-3774 (Banks and Brokers) or at http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Chemours/ (website).

None of Chemours, its board of directors, the Dealer Manager, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Trustee under the Indenture, the Paying Agent under the Indenture or the Registrar and Transfer Agent under the Indenture or any of Chemours' affiliates, makes any recommendation as to whether holders of the Notes should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation.  The Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation are made only by the Offer Documents.  The Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation 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 Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation are required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation will be deemed to be made on behalf of Chemours by the Dealer Manager or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.  Chemours is a global leader in fluoroproducts, chemical solutions and titanium technologies, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations.  Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and general industrial manufacturing.  Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™ and Nafion™.  Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 26 manufacturing sites serving approximately 4,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.  Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.  For more information please visit chemours.com, or follow us on Twitter @Chemours, or LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements").  Forward-looking statements include: statements regarding the terms and timing for completion of the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation, including the acceptance for purchase of any Notes validly tendered and any related Consents validly delivered, the expected Expiration Date and applicable Settlement Date for each of the Early Tender Date and the Expiration Date, and the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions of the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation and statements regarding the terms and timing of the New Debt Financing.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Chemours to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Factors that may cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, failure to consummate the New Debt Financing intended to satisfy the conditions of the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation, conditions in financial markets and investor response to Chemours' Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation.

Readers are cautioned against unduly relying on forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of the relevant document and, except as required by law, Chemours undertakes no obligation to revise or update, publicly or otherwise, any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events or otherwise.        

CONTACT:

MEDIA
Alvenia Scarborough
Sr. Director, Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications
+1.302.773.4507
media@chemours.com

INVESTORS
Jonathan Lock
VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
+1.302.773.2263
investor@chemours.com

 

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