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|QEP Resources Announces Cash Tender Offers for Senior Notes|
Specifically, QEP is offering to purchase up to
Subject to the Aggregate Maximum Principal Amount, the amount of a series of Notes that is purchased in the Tender Offers on any settlement date will be based on the order of priority (the “Acceptance Priority Levels”) set forth in the above table (with 1 being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and 2 being the lowest Acceptance Priority Level), subject to the proration arrangements applicable to the Tender Offers.
The Tender Offers will expire at 12:00 midnight,
Tendered Notes may be withdrawn from the Tender Offers prior to
The Company reserves the right, but is under no obligation, at any point following the early tender time and before the expiration date, to accept for purchase any Notes validly tendered prior to the early tender time. The early settlement date will be determined at the Company’s option and is currently expected to occur on
Subject to the Aggregate Maximum Principal Amount and proration, the Company will accept Notes for purchase in the Tender Offers in the following order:
(i) with respect to Notes validly tendered prior to the early tender time, all Notes having a higher Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted before any Notes validly tendered prior to the early tender time having a lower Acceptance Priority Level are accepted in the Tender Offers; and
(ii) with respect to Notes validly tendered after the early tender time, all Notes having a higher Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted before any Notes validly tendered after the early tender time having a lower Acceptance Priority Level are accepted in the Tender Offers.
If an aggregate principal amount of Notes is validly tendered by the early tender time such that the Aggregate Maximum Principal Amount is exceeded, holders who validly tender Notes after the early tender time will not have any of their Notes accepted for purchase. Notes validly tendered prior to the early tender time will be accepted for purchase in priority to Notes validly tendered after the early tender time, even if Notes validly tendered after the early tender time have a higher Acceptance Priority Level than Notes validly tendered prior to the early tender time. Acceptance for tenders of Notes of a series may be subject to proration if the aggregate principal amount of such series of Notes validly tendered would result in the Aggregate Maximum Principal Amount being exceeded.
The Tender Offers are not conditioned upon the tender of any minimum principal amount of Notes of any series. However, the Tender Offers are subject to, and conditioned upon, the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, including QEP’s concurrently announced offering of senior notes (the “notes offering”) resulting in gross proceeds of at least
QEP intends to fund the Tender Offers, including accrued and unpaid interest and fees and expenses payable in connection with the Tender Offers, with proceeds from the notes offering, cash on hand and, if necessary, borrowings under QEP’s revolving credit facility.
The purpose of the Tender Offers is to retire debt. If the Tender Offers are not consummated, or if the amount of Notes accepted for purchase in the Tender Offers results in the payment of less than the Aggregate Maximum Principal Amount, the Company may use the remaining amount of proceeds from the notes offering originally dedicated to the Tender Offers for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment or redemption of outstanding indebtedness.
None of QEP, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent and the Information Agent, the trustee under the indenture governing one or more series of Notes, or any of their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offers. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to participate in the Tender Offers, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The Tender Offers are being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law. In any jurisdiction in which the Tender Offers are required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of the Company by the Dealer Managers, or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.
This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “should,” “will” or other similar expressions. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections, which are subject to a wide range of uncertainties and business risks. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the redemption of the 2018 Notes. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: disruptions of QEP's ongoing business, general economic conditions, including the performance of the financial markets and interest rates; changes in local, regional, national and global demand for natural gas, oil and NGL; changes in, adoption of and compliance with laws and regulations, including decisions and policies concerning the environment, climate change, greenhouse gas or other emissions, natural resources, and fish and wildlife, hydraulic fracturing, water use and drilling and completion techniques, as well as the risk of legal and other proceedings arising from such matters, whether involving public or private claimants or regulatory investigative or enforcement measures; and the other risks discussed in the Company’s periodic filings with the
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