SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ENGIE Energía Chile S.A. (formerly known as E.CL S.A.) ("EECL") announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 5.625% Notes due 2021 (the "Notes") listed below.
The Tender Offer is being made pursuant to an offer to purchase dated January 15, 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase"), the related letter of transmittal (the "Letter of Transmittal") and notice of guaranteed delivery (the "Notice of Guaranteed Delivery" and, together with the Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal, the "Offer Documents"), which set forth the terms of the Tender Offer. The following table sets forth certain information relating to the Tender Offer:
Title of Security
CUSIP No. and ISINs
Tender Offer Consideration
5.625% Notes due 2021
CUSIP: 268270AA3 / P36020AA6
ISIN: US268270AA38 / USP36020AA68
Following consummation of the Tender Offer, the Notes that are accepted for purchase will be retired and cancelled.
Holders of Notes that are validly tendered prior to or at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 22, 2020 or, in each case, any other date and time to which EECL extends the Tender Offer (such date and time, as it may be extended with respect to the Tender Offer, the "Expiration Date") and that are accepted for purchase will receive the Tender Offer Consideration plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the settlement date.
Holders will be permitted to withdraw tendered Notes at any time prior to the earlier of (i) the Expiration Date, and (ii) if the Tender Offer is extended, the 10th business day after the commencement of such Tender Offer, by following the procedures described in the Offer Documents. The Notes may also be validly withdrawn by following the procedures described in the Offer Documents if, for any reason, the Tender Offer has not been consummated within 60 business days after commencement.
Holders who validly tender their Notes pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Offer Documents must deliver their Notes no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 24, 2020, the second business day following the Expiration Time.
Completion of the Tender Offer is conditioned on the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions described in the Offer Documents. EECL has the right, in its sole discretion, to amend or terminate the Tender Offer at any time, subject to applicable law.
For additional information regarding the terms of the Tender Offer, please contact the dealer managers for the Tender Offer, BofA Securities, Inc. at (800) 292-0070 (toll-free) or (646) 855-8988 (collect), Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect) or Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. at (800) 372-3930 (toll-free) or (212) 225-5559 (collect).
Copies of the Offer Documents may be obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Tender and Information Agent, at the following web address: https://www.gbsc-usa.com/engie/, or, at (866) 470-3700 (toll-free) and (212) 430-3774 (collect). All deliveries and correspondence sent to the Tender and Information Agent should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, 65 Broadway – Suite 404, New York, New York 10006, Attn: Corporate Actions.
Neither the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any U.S. state securities commission nor any regulatory authority of any other country has approved or disapproved of the Tender Offer, passed upon the merits or fairness of the Tender Offer or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure in the Offer Documents.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of acceptance of the offer to purchase, which are being made only pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Offer Documents. The Tender Offer is not being made to, nor will the Offeror accept tenders of Notes from, holders in any jurisdiction in which the Tender Offer or the acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdiction.
We are a corporation (sociedad anónima) organized under the laws of Chile. Our principal executive offices are located at Avenida Apoquindo 3721, 6th Floor, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile. Our telephone number is +56 2 2353 3200.
Statements in this press release may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Other than statements of historical fact, information regarding activities, events and developments that we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including, but not limited to, information relating to our future growth and profitability targets and strategies designed to increase total shareholder value, are forward-looking statements based on management's estimates, assumptions and projections. Forward-looking statements also include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future economic and financial condition and results of operations, the plans and objectives of management and our assumptions regarding our performance and such plans and objectives. Many forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "intend," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "projected," "estimated" and "potential," among others. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are predictions only and actual results could differ materially from management's expectations due to a variety of factors. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons working on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by such risk factors. The forward-looking statements that we make in this press release are based on management's current views and assumptions regarding future events and speak only as of their dates. We assume no obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to announce publicly any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements that we make, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments, except as required by the federal securities laws.
This press release must be read in conjunction with the Offer Documents. This announcement and the Offer Documents contain important information which must be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. If any holder of Notes is in any doubt as to the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own legal, tax, accounting and financial advice, including as to any tax consequences, immediately from its stockbroker, bank manager, attorney, accountant or other independent financial or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee or intermediary must contact such entity if it wishes to participate in the Tender Offer. None of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers, the Tender and Information Agent and any person who controls, or is a director, officer, employee or agent of, such persons, or any affiliate of such persons, makes any recommendation as to whether holders of Notes should participate in the Tender Offer.
SOURCE ENGIE Energía Chile S.A.