KEMET Announces Completion of Tender Offer for its 2.25% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2026.GREENVILLE, S.C., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board OTC Bulletin Board
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e·lec capacitors, today announced the completion of its cash tender offer with respect to its outstanding $175,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 2.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (CUSIP CUSIP
See: Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
See Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures. Nos. 488360 AA6 and 488360 AB4) (the "Notes"). The tender offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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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 June 26, 2009 (the "Expiration Date Expiration Date
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The expiration date for all listed stock options in the U.S. "). On June 30, 2009, KEMET accepted for purchase all outstanding Notes that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Expiration Date, pursuant to KEMET's offer to purchase, dated May 5, 2009 (as amended from time to time, the "Offer to Purchase"), and the related letter of transmittal Letter of Transmittal
A document used by security holder to accompany certificates surrendered in an exchange or other corporate action. (as amended from time to time, the "Letter of Transmittal"). Based on final information provided to KEMET by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent and depositary for the tender offer, $93,919,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes, representing approximately 53.67 percent of the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes prior to the completion of the tender offer, were validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the tender offer, at a purchase price of $400 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the date of purchase. The aggregate consideration (including accrued and unpaid interest) for the accepted Notes of $37,831,747.19, which was deposited with the Depository Trust Company Depository Trust Company (DTC)
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See Depository Trust Company (DTC). ") on June 30, 2009, will be delivered promptly to tendering holders by DTC. KEMET borrowed the necessary funds to pay for the accepted Notes by drawing $37,831,747.19 under the term loan provided pursuant to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of June 7, 2009, as amended, by and among KEMET, certain of its subsidiaries and K Financing, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , an affiliate of Platinum Equity Capital Partners II, L.P. (the "Amended and Restated Platinum Credit Facility"). To pay for the expenses incurred in connection with the tender offer and the related transactions, KEMET borrowed $10,000,000 under the working capital loan facility provided pursuant to the Amended and Restated Platinum Credit Facility.
In addition, as a result of the funding of the Amended and Restated Platinum Credit Facility, the previously announced amendments to KEMET's credit facilities with UniCredit Corporate Banking S.p.A., entered into in connection with the tender offer, have become effective.
Furthermore, on June 30, 2009, upon consummation of the tender offer and the closing of the term loan under the Amended and Restated Platinum Credit Facility, KEMET issued a warrant to purchase up to 80,544,685 shares of KEMET's common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share (in each case subject to adjustment) and entered into an Investor Rights Agreement with K Financing, LLC, and also entered into a Corporate Advisory Services advisory services
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Pursuant to the terms of the tender offer, Notes that were not tendered will remain outstanding, and the terms and conditions of the Notes, including the covenants and other protective provisions contained in the indenture governing the Notes, will remain unchanged.
"Today we are announcing the successful close to our tender offer. We are very grateful for the cooperation and support of our financial partners, Platinum Equity and UniCredit Corporate Banking S.p.A., and for the hard work of our Leadership Team and employees in achieving this important milestone. This will further strengthen our company, enabling us to resume our restructuring work, and, possibly even more importantly, signaling to the market and our customers that we have additional working capital resources, allowing us to fully participate in the anticipated upturn in the economy in the quarters to come," stated Per Loof, Chief Executive Officer.
"We are delighted to support KEMET through the provision of financing and additional access to liquidity that will help the company realize its goals, even through these difficult times," said Platinum Equity partner Jacob Kotzubei. "KEMET is a world-class manufacturer with blue-chip clients, and can now focus on restructuring and cost reduction initiatives, while simultaneously obtaining capital through the Platinum credit facility, to allow the company to participate in a rebound in orders."
KEMET Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: KEME) applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world's most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com/.
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