Avecia Group plc Announces an Agreement With Bondholders to Revise the Terms of Its Offer to Purchase for Cash Outstanding 11% Senior Notes Due July 1, 2009; Reg S Notes (CUSIP G9894BAA6 and ISIN USG9894BAA64), 144A Notes (CUSIP 988788AA3 and COMMON CODE 9875069) Registered Notes (CUSIP 05354RAA9, ISIN US05354RAA95, COMMON CODE 010588502).NEW YORK New York, state, United States
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relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc its outstanding 11% Senior Notes due July 1, 2009 (the "Bonds") and pursuant to an Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Consent Solicitation
A solicitation by one party to the stakeholders of a particular security for the consent of a material change.
Should the majority of stakeholders provide valid consent prior to the consent expiry date, the issuer may then follow through with Statement dated January 4, 2005 (as supplemented on January 12, 2005, the "Initial Offer to Purchase"), Avecia Group plc (the "Company") announces that it has reached agreement (the "Agreement") with an unofficial committee (the "Committee") of holders representing approximately 64% of its Bonds (the "Bondholders") to amend the terms of the Initial Offer in certain respects (the "Amended Offer").
All capitalized terms not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Initial Offer to Purchase.
The revised terms of the Amended Offer will include, among other things, the following modifications: (i) the Initial Offer will be revised to remove the Modified Dutch Auction Dutch Auction
An auction where the price on an item is lowered until it gets its first bid, and then the item is sold at that price.
The U.S. Treasury (and other countries) uses a Dutch auction when it sells securities. mechanic for tendering Bonds and replace it with a fixed price offer for the Bonds; (ii) the Company will make available the full amount of U.S.$459,000,000, the estimated amount of proceeds from the consummation of the sale of its NeoResins business to Koninklijke DSM 1. DSM - Data Structure Manager.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. time, on January 24, 2005 and the Expiration Time Expiration time
The time of day by which all exercise notices must be received on the expiration date. Technically, the expiration time is currently 11:59AM on the expiration date, but public holders of option contracts must indicate their desire to exercise no later than 5:30PM on will also be extended until 12:00 Midnight on February 2, 2005; (iv) Bondholders that validly tender, and do not withdraw, their Bonds before the Consent Payment Deadline will receive Total Consideration of U.S.$1,072.50 per U.S.$1,000.00 principal amount of the Bonds tendered and accepted by the Company for purchase (which amount includes the Consent Payment), subject to pro ration ration
a fixed allowance of total feed for an animal for one day. Usually specifies the individual ingredients and their amounts and the amounts of the specific nutriments such as carbohydrate, fiber, individual minerals and vitamins. , plus any and all accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the Settlement Date; (v) Bondholders that validly tender their Bonds after the Consent Payment Deadline and prior to the Expiration Time will receive U.S.$1,062.50 per U.S.$1,000.00 principal amount of Bonds, plus any and all accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including the Settlement Date; (vi) upon consummation of the Amended Offer, the Consent Payment will be paid as part of the Total Consideration for Bonds validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the Consent Payment Deadline, whether or not such Bonds are accepted by the Company for purchase pursuant to the Amended Offer; and (vii) the Amendments to the Indenture governing the Bonds will be modified to reflect the agreement reached with the Committee. Such Amendments will include one-time waivers of those restrictive covenants Restrictive covenants
Provisions that place constraints on the operations of borrowers, such as restrictions on working capital, fixed assets, future borrowing, and payment of dividends. contained within the Indenture to the extent required to effect the Transaction, modifications to the covenant on reports to Bondholders and modifications relating to the change of control covenant and the covenant relating to mergers, consolidations and sale of all or substantially all assets to permit certain transactions so long as sufficient funds are irrevocably deposited and subsequently used to redeem (or make a tender offer for) the then outstanding Bonds at the current redemption price Redemption price
See: Call price
1. The price at which an open-end investment company will buy back its shares from the owners. In most cases, the redemption price is the net asset value per share.
2. (plus accrued interest Accrued Interest
The interest that has accumulated on a bond since the last interest payment up to but not including the settlement date.
There are two methods for calculating accrued interest:
1) 360-day year method, used for corporate and municipal bonds. ) set forth in the Indenture, and for no other amendments to the covenants contained in the Indenture.
On condition that the Company amend the Initial Offer, the Committee has agreed, subject to the terms of the Agreement, to support the Amended Offer and to tender, and not withdraw, Bonds that it holds (representing approximately 64% of the outstanding amount of Bonds) on the Consent Payment Deadline and consent to the amendments to the Indenture, as modified in the Amended Offer.
As a consequence of amending and restating the offer, each of the Consent Payment Deadline and the Withdrawal Deadline has been extended by the Company to 5:00 p.m. New York City time, on January 24, 2005, unless further extended.
The Company has also extended the Expiration Time until 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on February 2, 2005, unless further extended or earlier terminated by the Company by press release or notice to the Tender Agent in the manner provided in the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase. If the Amended Offer is consummated, the Settlement Date will be on a date promptly after the acceptance by the Company of tendered Bonds. The Company currently expects the Settlement Date (subject to any extension thereof) to be February 7, 2005.
On January 18, 2005, the Company will issue an Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase (dated January 18, 2005) to reflect the terms of the Amended Offer. The Amended Offer is being made solely pursuant to the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase which, among other things, (a) more fully sets forth and governs the terms and conditions of the Amended Offer, (b) contains additional information about the terms of the Amended Offer, (c) sets forth how to tender Bonds and deliver Consents and (d) contains the conditions to the Amended Offer.
Bonds tendered and Consents delivered pursuant to the terms of the Initial Offer to Purchase will remain valid for the purposes of the Amended Offer, unless withdrawn in accordance with the terms of the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase.
The Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase contains important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Amended Offer. In deciding whether to participate in the Amended Offer, each holder should carefully consider the factors set forth under "Risks to Non-Tendering Holders" and "Risks to Tendering Holders" in the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as the exclusive dealer manager for the Amended Offer. The tender agent for the Amended Offer is Bondholder Services Corporation and the Luxembourg tender agent for the Amended Offer is Kredietbank S.A. Luxembourgeoise (together, the "Tender Agents").
Copies of the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase can be obtained (as well as information about the terms of the Amended Offer, how to tender Bonds and the conditions to the Amended Offer) by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004, Attn: Liability Management Group on (212) 357 3019. Copies of the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase (as well as information about the terms of the Amended Offer, how to tender Bonds and the conditions to the Amended Offer) may also be obtained from the Tender Agents, Global Bondholder Services Corporation, at 65 Broad Street - Suite 704, New York, New York 10006, Attn: Corporate Actions on (212) 430 3774 or Kredietbank S.A. Luxembourgeoise, at 43 Boulevard Royal Boulevard Royal is a street in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The boulevard is a one-way arterial road that runs around the northern and western parts of the city centre, Ville Haute. , L-2955 Luxembourg, Attn: Cecilia Guichart, Corporate Trust and Agencies Department, +352 47 97 39 35.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation regarding the Amended Offer. Bondholders should seek advice from an independent financial adviser as to the suitability of the transactions described herein for the individual concerned.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THIS NOTICE CONSTITUTE AN INVITATION OR OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN INVITATION OR OFFER TO BUY THE BONDS. This communication is only for circulation to BONDHolders and to other persons to whom it may lawfully be issued in accordance with the Financial Services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The offer described below is made only pursuant to the Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase (as defined below) in those jurisdictions where the securities or other laws require the offer to be made on behalf of the Company (as defined below) by the dealer manager or one or more brokers or dealers licensed or registered under the laws of such jurisdiction. Bondholders (as defined below) should seek advice from an independent financial adviser as to whether they should tender Bonds.
CONTACT: Liability Management Group, +1-212-379-3019, for Avecia Group plc