Dow Announces the Pricing of its Cash Tender Offers
MIDLAND, Mich. – Aug. 30, 2021 – The Dow Chemical Company ("TDCC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW), announced today the pricing terms of its previously-announced cash tender offers (each, individually with respect to a series of Notes, a "Tender Offer" with respect to such series, and collectively, the "Tender Offers") to purchase certain of its debt securities and certain debt securities of Rohm & Haas Company ("Rohm and Haas"), a wholly owned subsidiary of TDCC, listed in the table below (collectively, the "Notes") in an aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued interest) of up to $1.48 billion (the "Maximum Tender Offer Amount"). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase and remain unchanged.
The following table sets forth the total consideration for each series of Notes:
|Title of Notes||CUSIP(s)||Original Issuer||Total Principal Amount Outstanding||Acceptance Priority Level||Tender Cap (Aggregate Principal Amount)||Aggregate Principal Amount Tendered as of the Early Tender Deadline
||Principal Amount to be Purchased||Reference U.S. Treasury Security||Reference Yield||Fixed Spread||Total Consideration(2)(3)|
|9.40% Notes due 2039||260543BY8||TDCC||$807,939,000||1||$250,000,000||$594,006,000||$249,996,000||2.250% due May 15, 2041||1.814%||129 bps||$1,852.56|
|7.850% Debentures due 2029||775371AU1||Rohm and Haas||$773,851,000||2||$400,000,000(1)||$178,773,000||$178,773,000||1.250% due August 15, 2031||1.300%||90 bps||$1,406.31|
|7⅜% Debentures due 2029||260543BJ1||TDCC||$1,000,000,000||3||$408,245,000||$221,227,000||1.250% due August 15, 2031||1.300%||62 bps||$1,410.46|
|4.250% Notes due 2034||260543CK7||TDCC||$600,000,000||4||$100,000,000||$334,785,000||$99,999,000||1.250% due August 15, 2031||1.300%||108 bps||$1,202.29|
|4.550% Notes due 2025||260543CN1
|TDCC||$500,000,000||5||None||$312,816,000||$292,242,000||0.625% due July 31, 2026||0.786%||25 bps||$1,140.14|
|3.625% Notes due 2026||260543CX9
|TDCC||$750,000,000||6||None||$476,276,000||$0||0.625% due July 31, 2026||0.786%||27 bps||50|
|4.800% Notes due 2028||260543CY7||TDCC||$600,000,000||7||None||$242,122,000||$0||1.250% due August 15, 2031||1.300%||32 bps||N/A|
|5.250% Notes due 2041||260543CE1||TDCC||$750,000,000||8||None||$345,195,000||$0||2.250% due May 15, 2041||1.814%||106 bps||N/A|
- The tender cap of $400,000,000 for the 7.85% Debentures due 2029 issued by Rohm and Haas and the 7⅜% Debentures due 2029 issued by TDCC represents the combined maximum aggregate principal amount of such Notes that will be purchased in the Tender Offers.
- Per $1,000 principal amount of the applicable series of Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase.
- The Total Consideration is based on the applicable fixed spread specified for such series of Notes in the table above over the Reference Yield based on the bid side price of the Reference U.S. Treasury Security specified for each series of Notes in the table above, and is payable to holders of the Notes who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Notes at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and whose Notes are accepted for purchase. The Reference Yields listed in the table were determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, today, August 30, 2021, by the Lead Dealer Managers (as defined below) for the Tender Offers upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase. The Total Consideration for each series of Notes includes an early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of such Notes accepted for purchase. In addition to the Total Consideration, payment for Notes accepted for purchase will include accrued and unpaid interest, rounded to the nearest cent, from the last interest payment date with respect to such Notes to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.
TDCC also announced that it has elected to have an early settlement date for the Tender Offers, anticipated to be on August 31, 2021, for Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 27, 2021 (the "Early Tender Deadline") and accepted for purchase.
Because the aggregate purchase price of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline exceeded the Maximum Tender Offer Amount, we will accept such Notes for purchase subject to the Acceptance Priority Levels and Tender Caps set forth in the table above and the proration arrangements applicable to the Tender Offers, and we will not accept any Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline. Notes not accepted for purchase will be promptly credited to the account of the registered holder of such Notes with The Depository Trust Company in accordance with the procedures described in the Offer to Purchase. TDCC has accepted for purchase: (i) $249,996,000 aggregate principal amount of the 9.40% Notes due 2039; (ii) all $178,773,000 aggregate principal amount of the Rohm and Haas 7.85% Debentures due 2029; (iii) $221,227,000 aggregate principal amount of the 7⅜% Debentures due 2029; (iv) $99,999,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.250% Notes due 2034; and (v) $292,242,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.550% Notes due 2025, validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Tender Deadline. The 9.40% Notes due 2039, 7⅜% Debentures due 2029, 4.250% Notes due 2034 and 4.550% Notes due 2025 are being accepted on a prorated basis as described in the Offer to Purchase, using proration factors of approximately 42%, 54%, 30% and 93%, respectively. Any of the 9.40% Notes due 2039, 7⅜% Debentures due 2029, 4.250% Notes due 2034 and 4.550% Notes due 2025 not accepted for purchase will be returned promptly to holders following the Pricing Date. TDCC will not accept for purchase any: (i) 3.625% Notes due 2026; (ii) 4.800% Notes due 2028; and (iii) 5.250% Notes due 2041, tendered in the Tender Offers.
Our obligation to accept for payment and to pay for any of the Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offers is not subject to any minimum purchase price of Notes in the aggregate or of any series being tendered, but is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions described in the Offer to Purchase. Dow reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to amend, extend or terminate any of the Tender Offers at any time in its sole discretion.
In connection with the Tender Offers, TDCC has retained BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. to act as lead dealer managers (together, the "Lead Dealer Managers"), HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and Standard Chartered Bank to act as senior co-dealer managers (together, the "Senior Co-Dealer Managers") and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC to act as co-dealer managers (the "Co-Dealer Managers," and together with the Lead Dealer Managers and Senior Co-Dealer Managers, the "Dealer Managers"). Questions and requests for assistance regarding the terms of the Tender Offers should be directed to BNP Paribas Securities Corp. at (888) 210-4358 (toll-free) and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. at (888) 284-9760 (toll-free) or (212) 224-5328 (collect). Copies of the Offer to Purchase and any amendments or supplements to the foregoing may be obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offers (the "Depositary and Information Agent"), by calling (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers only) or (866) 470-3700 (toll-free) (for all others) or via email@example.com.
None of TDCC, Rohm and Haas, the Depositary and Information Agent, the Dealer Managers or the trustee under the indenture governing the Notes, or any of their respective affiliates, is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender or refrain from tendering all or any portion of their Notes in response to the Tender Offers, and no one has been authorized by any of them to make such a recommendation. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender their Notes and, if so, the principal amount of Notes as to which action is to be taken. Holders should consult their tax, accounting, financial and legal advisers regarding the tax, accounting, financial and legal consequences of participating or declining to participate in the Tender Offers.
The Tender Offers are only being made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. This press release is neither an offer to purchase or sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any Notes in the Tender Offers or any other securities of TDCC and Rohm and Haas. The Tender Offers are not being made to Holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. 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 TDCC or Rohm and Haas by the Dealer Managers, or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
Rohm and Haas is a chemicals and polymers company and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of TDCC since its acquisition on April 1, 2009.
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