OpenText Announces Proposed Offerings of Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Notes to Redeem Outstanding 2026 Notes
Open Text Corporation announced today proposed offerings of $1.0 billion in total aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured fixed rate notes by OpenText and Open Text Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned indirect U.S. subsidiary of OpenText (“OTHI”).
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OpenText intends to use the substantial portion of the net proceeds from the offerings to (i) redeem in full the outstanding $850 million aggregate principal amount of OpenText’s 5.875% notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) and pay the make-whole premium of $25 million that will be paid in connection with such redemption of the 2026 Notes and (ii) pay related fees and expenses; and OpenText expects to use the balance of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including potential future acquisitions.
The proposed offerings consist of OpenText’s senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2029 (the “OTC notes”), guaranteed initially on a senior unsecured basis by OpenText’s existing wholly-owned subsidiaries that borrow or guarantee OpenText’s obligations under its existing senior credit facilities, and OTHI’s senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2031 (the “OTHI notes” and collectively with the OTC notes, the “notes”), guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by OpenText and initially guaranteed by OpenText’s existing wholly-owned subsidiaries (other than OTHI) that borrow or guarantee OpenText’s obligations under its existing senior credit facilities. The precise timing, size and terms of the offerings (including the size of each offering) are subject to market conditions and other factors.
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The notes and related guarantees will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The notes and related guarantees may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, except to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes and related guarantees will be offered in Canada under available prospectus exemptions.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes and related guarantees. Any offers of the notes and related guarantees will be made only by means of a related private offering memorandum with respect to such notes and related guarantees.
This press release shall not constitute a notice of redemption under the indenture governing the 2026 Notes, dated as of May 31, 2016. Any such notice, if made, will only be made in accordance with the provisions of the indenture governing the 2026 Notes. There can be no assurances as to whether OpenText will actually implement any such redemption.
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