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Johnson Controls announces early tender results and amendment of cash tender offers for senior notes

CORK, Ireland, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) today announced the early tender results of its previously announced cash tender offers (each, an "Offer," and collectively, the "Offers") to purchase for cash a portion of its outstanding 4.250% notes due 2021, 3.750% notes due 2021, 1.000% notes due 2023, 3.900% notes due 2026, 4.625% notes due 2023, 3.625% notes due 2024, 1.375% notes due 2025, 5.125% notes due 2045, 6.950% notes due 2045, 6.000% notes due 2036, 5.700% notes due 2041, 5.250% notes due 2041, 4.950% notes due 2064, 4.625% notes due 2044 and 4.500% notes due 2047. JCI's Offer to Purchase, dated May 1, 2019 (the "Offer to Purchase"), relates to fifteen separate Offers, one for each series of notes and in the two separate pools indicated in the tables below (each series, a "Series of Notes," and such notes, collectively, the "Notes," and such pools being "Pool 1" and "Pool 2," as indicated in the tables below). JCI also announced that it is amending its Offer solely with respect to its outstanding 6.000% notes due 2036 (the "6.000% 2036 Notes" and, such amendment with respect to such Series, the "6.000% 2036 Notes Offer Amendment") to provide that the maximum aggregate principal amount of 6.000% 2036 Notes that JCI will accept for purchase in the Offer for such Notes is $50,000,000, as indicated in the table below, and to extend the withdrawal deadline with respect to the 6.000% 2036 Notes to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 29, 2019. Except as otherwise described in this press release, the terms and conditions of the Offers set forth in the Offer to Purchase remain unchanged.

According to information received from D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Offers, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 14, 2019 (the "Early Tender Deadline"), JCI had received valid tenders from holders of Notes that were not validly withdrawn as set forth in the tables below under the heading "Principal Amount Tendered."

 

Pool 1: Offers to purchase for cash up to $850,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the securities listed below in the priority listed below (the "Pool 1 Maximum").


Notes

CUSIP / ISIN

Principal Amount Outstanding Prior to the Offers

Series Maximum(1)

Principal Amount Tendered

Acceptance
Priority
Level(2)

Early
Tender
Premium(3)

Reference Security / Interpolated Mid-Swap Rate

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

Fixed
Spread
(bps)

4.250% notes due 2021

478375

AE8 / US478375AE82

$446,908,000

$500,000,000(4)

$243,064,000

1

$30

T 2.250% due April 30, 2021

FIT1

40

3.750% notes due 2021

478375

AF5 / US478375AF57

$428,017,000

$263,254,000

2

$30

T 2.250% due April 30, 2021

FIT1

40

1.000% notes due 2023

XS1580476759

(ISIN)

€1,000,000,000

$125,000,000

€425,940,000

3

€30

1.000% 2023 Notes Interpolated Mid-Swap Rate

ICAE1

45

3.900% notes due 2026

478375

AR9 / US478375AR95

$686,518,000

$200,000,000

$314,907,000

4

$30

T 2.625% due February 15, 2029

FIT1

80

4.625% notes due 2023

478375

AQ1 / US478375AQ13

$34,967,000

N/A

$10,285,000

5

$30

T 2.250% due April 30, 2024

FIT1

65

3.625% notes due 2024

478375

AG3 / US478375AG31

$467,887,000

N/A

$212,341,000

6

$30

T 2.250% due April 30, 2024

FIT1

75

1.375% notes due 2025

XS1539114287

(ISIN)

€422,576,000

N/A

€128,961,000

7

€30

2025 Notes Interpolated Mid-Swap Rate

ICAE1

65

 

 

Pool 2: Offers to purchase for cash up to $650,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the securities listed below in the priority listed below (the "Pool 2 Maximum").


Notes

CUSIP / ISIN

Principal Amount Outstanding Prior to the Offers

Series Maximum(1)

Principal Amount Tendered

Acceptance
Priority
Level(2)

Early
Tender
Premium(3)

Reference Security

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

Fixed
Spread
(bps)

5.125% notes due 2045

478375

AS7 / US478375AS78

$727,005,000

$250,000,000

$275,733,000

1

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

165

6.950% notes due 2045

478375

AM0 / US478375AM09

$120,642,000

N/A

$88,960,000

2

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

185

6.000% notes due 2036

478375

AH1 / US478375AH14

$391,964,000

$50,000,000

$211,236,000

3

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

155

5.700% notes due 2041

478375

AJ7 / US478375AJ79

$269,949,000

N/A

$80,320,000

4

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

185

5.250% notes due 2041

478375

AK4 / US478375AK43

$241,955,000

N/A

$86,494,000

5

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

185

4.950% notes due 2064

478375

AN8 / US478375AN81

$434,845,000

N/A

$329,935,000

6

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

220

4.625% notes due 2044

478375

AL2 / US478375AL26

$443,659,000

N/A

$223,564,000

7

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

185

4.500% notes due 2047

478375

AU2 / US478375AU25

$500,000,000

N/A

$98,474,000

8

$30

T 3.375% due November 15, 2048

FIT1

180











(1)

The "Series Maximum" for each Series of Notes represents the maximum aggregate principal amount of Notes of such Series that will be purchased in the applicable Offer. The Series Maximum for the 6.000% 2036 Notes reflects the 6.000% 2036 Notes Offer Amendment.



(2)

Subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions of the Offers, the Acceptance Priority Level procedures will operate concurrently but separately for the Pool 1 Notes and the Pool 2 Notes at each settlement date for Notes purchased in the Offers.



(3)

Per $1,000 principal amount (in the case of U.S. dollar-denominated Notes) and €1,000 principal amount (in the case of Euro-denominated Notes), as applicable, validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase in the applicable Offer at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline. The Early Tender Premium is included in the applicable Total Consideration for such Series of Notes.



(4)

The Series Maximum for the 4.250% notes due 2021 and 3.750% notes due 2021, collectively, is $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount.  

Subject to the "Aggregate Maximum Purchase Amount" of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of Notes, the Series Maximums (as amended by the 6.000% 2036 Notes Offer Amendment), the Pool 1 Maximum and the Pool 2 Maximum, proration and the terms and conditions of the Offers, the consideration to be paid in the Offers for each Series of Notes (such consideration, the "Total Consideration") validly tendered on or before the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase by JCI will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the applicable fixed spread for such Series of Notes set forth in the column entitled "Fixed Spread" in the applicable table above, over (i) in the case of the U.S. dollar-denominated Notes, the applicable yield based on the bid side price of the applicable reference security set forth for such Series of Notes in the column entitled "Reference Security" or "Reference Security/Interpolated Mid-Swap Rate" in the applicable table above and (ii) in the case of the Euro-denominated Notes, the applicable interpolated mid-swap rate set forth for such Series of Notes in the column entitled "Reference Security/Interpolated Mid-Swap Rate" in the applicable table above, in each case, as calculated by the Lead Dealer Managers (as defined below) at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on May 15, 2019. The Total Consideration includes an early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 in aggregate principal amount (in the case of U.S. dollar-denominated Notes) or €30 per €1,000 in aggregate principal amount (in the case of Euro-denominated Notes), as applicable, of Notes accepted for purchase in the Offers (the "Early Tender Premium"). The aggregate purchase price for the Notes accepted for purchase will include accrued and unpaid interest, if any, from the last interest payment date for the applicable Series of Notes up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date.

Each Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 29, 2019, unless extended or earlier terminated. However, because the aggregate principal amount of the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Tender Deadline exceeds each of the Pool 1 Maximum and the Pool 2 Maximum and because Notes tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Deadline have priority over any Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline (including any 6.000% 2036 Notes withdrawn after the Early Tender Deadline and thereafter re-tendered on or before the Expiration Date), no Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase in the Offers, regardless of Acceptance Priority Levels. The 6.000% 2036 Notes Offer Amendment extends the deadline for holders of 6.000% 2036 Notes to validly withdraw tenders of 6.000% 2036 Notes to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 29, 2019. The deadline for holders of all other Series of Notes to validly withdraw tenders of such Notes has passed. Accordingly, Notes (other than the 6.000% 2036 Notes) that were tendered at or before the Early Tender Deadline may not be withdrawn or revoked, except as required by applicable law.

Subject to the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Amount, the Pool 1 Maximum, the Pool 2 Maximum, the Series Maximums (as amended by the 6.000% 2036 Notes Offer Amendment) and proration for the Notes, Notes (other than the 6.000% 2036 Notes and any other Pool 2 Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Tender Deadline and subsequently accepted for purchase (if any)) tendered and not validly withdrawn in each of Pool 1 and Pool 2 as of the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase and payment on the Early Settlement Date (as defined below). There will not be an early settlement date for the 6.000% 2036 Notes.

The settlement date for the Notes (other than the 6.000% 2036 Notes) validly tendered on or before the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase (the "Early Settlement Date") is expected to be May 17, 2019. The settlement date for the 6.000% 2036 Notes validly tendered on or before the Early Tender Deadline and not validly withdrawn on or before the withdrawal deadline (as amended) and accepted for purchase is expected to be May 31, 2019 (the "Final Settlement Date"). In the event the amount of 6.000% 2036 Notes validly tendered on or before the Early Tender Deadline and not validly withdrawn prior to the withdrawal deadline (as amended) is less than the Series Maximum for such 6.000% 2036 Notes, additional Notes of lower Acceptance Priority Levels within Pool 2 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the Early Tender Deadline will be purchased, subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions of the Offers.

Pool 1 Notes not accepted for purchase on the Early Settlement Date will be promptly credited to the account of the registered holder of such Notes with The Depository Trust Company (in the case of U.S. dollar-denominated Notes) or Clearstream Banking, S.A. or Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V. (in the case of Euro-denominated Notes) in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.

JCI's obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, Notes that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to each Offer is conditioned on the satisfaction or waiver by JCI of a number of conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase. No Offer is conditioned on the consummation of the other Offers, or on the receipt of financing.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are acting as the Lead Dealer Managers (the "Lead Dealer Managers") and D. F. King & Co., Inc. is acting as the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Offers. Requests for documents may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. in New York at (866) 342-4884 (toll free) or in London at +44 20 7920-9700 (collect) or via email at jci@dfking.com. Questions regarding the Offers may be directed to BofA Merrill Lynch at (888) 292-0070 (toll free) or (980) 387-3907 (collect) and Citigroup at (800) 558-3745 (toll free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect). COMMERZBANK, Credit Agricole CIB, Danske Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities, ICBC Standard Bank, ING, J.P. Morgan, MUFG, Standard Chartered, TD Securities and UniCredit Capital Markets are acting as Co-Dealer Managers for the Offers (the "Co-Dealer Managers").

This announcement is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell, with respect to any securities. The Offers to purchase the Notes are only being made pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase. The Offers are not being made in any state or jurisdiction in which such Offers would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. None of JCI, the Lead Dealer Managers, the Co-Dealer Managers, or the Tender Agent and Information Agent is making any recommendation as to whether or not Holders should tender their Notes in connection with the Offers.

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global leader creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable world. Our 105,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities in 150 countries. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win everywhere, every day and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through our strategic focus on buildings. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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