Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – July 21, 2016 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (“Petrobras”) (NYSE: (NYSE: PBR) announces that holders of US$3,008,915,000 and €571,972,000 principal amount of the outstanding notes of the series set forth in the table below (all such notes, collectively, the “Old Notes” and each a “series” of Old Notes), issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Global Finance B.V. (“PGF”), tendered their Old Notes at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 20, 2016 (the “Early Tender Date”), pursuant to PGF’s previously announced cash tender offers (the “Tender Offers”).
The following table summarizes the early tender results as of the Early Tender Date and the principal amount of Old Notes that PGF has accepted for purchase, as well as the proration factor for the 7.875% Global Notes due March 2019 (the “2019 Notes”):
Because the purchase of Old Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offers would cause PGF to purchase an aggregate principal amount of Old Notes that would result in an aggregate amount to be received by holders, net of accrued interest, in excess of US$3.0 billion (the “Tender Cap”), based on the US dollar exchange rate described herein, PGF has accepted for purchase all tendered 3.500% Global Notes due February 2017, 3.250% Global Notes due March 2017, Floating Rate Global Notes due March 2017, 2.750% Global Notes due January 2018, 5.875% Global Notes due March 2018, 4.875% Global Notes due March 2018, 3.000% Global Notes due January 2019 and Floating Rate Global Notes due January 2019, only US$936,093,000 principal amount of the tendered 2019 Notes and none of the tendered 3.25% Global Notes due April 2019. PGF will pay holders of 2019 Notes tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Date on a pro rata basis according to the pro ration procedures described in the Offer to Purchase (as defined below).The early settlement date on which PGF will make payment for Old Notes accepted in the Tender Offers is expected to be July 25, 2016 (the “Early Settlement Date”).
Holders of Old Notes who tender after the Early Tender Date will not have any of their Old Notes accepted for purchase. Any tendered Old Notes that are not accepted for purchase will be returned or credited without expense to the holder’s account.
Holders of Old Notes that validly tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Date and whose Old Notes have been accepted for purchase are entitled to receive the total consideration set forth in the table above, which includes an early tender premium as set forth therein, and to receive accrued and unpaid interest on their accepted Old Notes from the last interest payment date to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date. The total cash payment to purchase the accepted Old Notes will be approximately US$3,041.6 million, based on the US dollar exchange rate described herein, including accrued and unpaid interest. Old Notes that have been validly tendered cannot be withdrawn, except as may be required by applicable law.
The Tender Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on August 3, 2016.
The exchange rate used in translating Euro into US dollars was US$1.1005 per Euro, the applicable exchange rate as of 2:00 p.m., New York City time on July 20, 2016, as reported on Bloomberg screen page “FXIP” under the heading “FX Rate vs. USD.”
The Tender Offers are being made pursuant to the offer to purchase dated July 7, 2016 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), and the related letter of transmittal dated July 7, 2016 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal”), which set forth in more detail the terms and conditions of the Tender Offers.
PGF has engaged BB Securities Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Santander Investment Securities Inc. to act as dealer managers (the “Dealer Managers”) in connection with the Tender Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offers.
This press release is not an offer to sell or purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, nor the solicitation of tenders with respect to, the securities described herein. The Tender Offers are not being made to holders of Old Notes in any jurisdiction in which PGF is aware that the making of the Tender Offers would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky laws require the Tender Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the respective Tender Offers will be deemed to be made on PGF’s behalf by the Dealer Managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction. Any questions or requests for assistance regarding the Tender Offers may be directed to BB Securities Limited at +(44) 207 367 5832, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at +1 (866) 846-2874 (toll free) or +1 (212) 834-7279 (collect), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at +1 (888) 292-0070 (toll-free) or +1 (646) 855-8988 (collect) or Santander Investment Securities Inc. at +1 (855) 404-3636 (toll-free) or +1 (212) 940-1442 (collect). Requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and related documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at +1 (866)-470-3900 (toll-free).
Neither the Offer to Purchase nor any documents related to the Tender Offers have been filed with, and have not been approved or reviewed by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority of any country. No authority has passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the Offer to Purchase or any documents related to the Tender Offers, and it is unlawful and may be a criminal offense to make any representation to the contrary.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that are not based on historical facts and are not assurances of future results. No assurance can be given that the transactions described herein will be consummated or as to the ultimate terms of any such transactions. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and you should not place reliance on any forward-looking statement contained in this press release. Petrobras undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events or for any other reason.