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The Government of Bermuda Announces Expiration and Final Results of Its Tender Offers

The Government of Bermuda Announces Expiration and Final Results of Its Tender Offers

PR Newswire

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Government of Bermuda (the “Government”) announced today the final results of its previously announced cash tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) for its 5.603% Notes due 2020 (the “Notes due 2020″) and its 4.138% Notes due 2023 (the “Notes due 2023″ and, together with the Notes due 2020, the “Existing Notes”). The Tender Offers expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 18, 2016 (the “Expiration Time”). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offers are set forth in the offer to purchase, dated September 28, 2016, as amended by the Government’s press release dated October 11, 2016 (the “Offer to Purchase”). The Offer to Purchase, as well as other relevant notices and documents, are available on the Tender Offer Website, http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Bermuda, operated by the Tender and Information Agent.

The table below sets forth for each series of Existing Notes the principal amount of Existing Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers and the aggregate consideration payable with respect to each series of Existing Notes.

Description of

Existing Notes

Principal Amount


Principal Amount

Validly Tendered at

or Prior to the Early

Participation Deadline

Principal Amount

Validly Tendered after

the Early Participation

Deadline and at or Prior

to the Expiration Time(1)

Principal Amount

Accepted for Purchase(2)



5.603% Senior Notes due 2020






4.138% Senior Notes due 2023






(1) As previously announced, the Government did not accept any tenders of Existing Notes after 5:00 p.m., New York City Time, on October 7, 2016 (the “Early Participation Deadline”).

(2) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including the concurrent (or earlier) closing of the New Notes Offering (as defined below).

(3) Reflects the Total Consideration, which is comprised of the Purchase Price and the Early Tender Premium (each as defined in the Offer to Purchase), together with accrued and unpaid interest to the date of settlement.

In accordance with its previously announced intentions, the Government has accepted for purchase U.S.$276,065,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 5.603% Senior Notes due 2020, representing all Notes due 2020 validly tendered on or prior to the Early Participation Deadline. The Government has not accepted any tenders of the 4.138% Senior Notes due 2023.

Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, payment for Existing Notes accepted for purchase will be made on the Settlement Date, which is expected to occur on October 19, 2016 (the “Settlement Date”). Holders whose Existing Notes are accepted for purchase in the Tender Offers will receive Accrued Interest with respect to their tendered Existing Notes from, and including, the last interest payment date for such Existing Notes to, but not including, the Settlement Date.

Settlement of the Tender Offers is conditioned, among other things, on the closing of an offering of new notes by the Government (the “New Notes Offering”), which is intended to be consummated prior to or concurrently with the Tender Offers.

The Government reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not accept any tender for any reason or to re-open, amend or terminate the Tender Offers, in its sole discretion.

The Dealer Manager for the Tender Offers is:

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
452 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10018
United States of America
Attn: Global Liability Management Group

Collect: 1 212 525 5552
Toll-Free: 1 888 HSBC 4LM

Questions regarding the Tender Offers may be directed to the Dealer Manager at the above contact.

The Tender and Information Agent for the Tender Offers is Global Bondholder Services Corporation, Inc.

65 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
United States

Banks and Brokers call: (212) 430-3774
Toll-Free: (866) 470-4200
Email: contact@gbsc-usa.com
By facsimile: (for Eligible Institutions only) (212) 430-3775
Confirmation: (212) 430-3774

Holders of the Existing Notes are urged to read the Offer to Purchase carefully. Any questions or requests for assistance in relation to the Offer to Purchase may be directed to the Dealer Manager at its telephone number set forth above or to the holder’s broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Tender Offers. Requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase may be directed to the Tender and Information Agent at the address and telephone number set forth above.

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This release shall not be construed as an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the Existing Notes or any other securities.

The Tender Offers were not made 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. None of the Government, the Bank of New York Mellon as trustee for the Existing Notes, the Dealer Manager or the Information and Tender Agent makes any recommendation as to whether or not holders should tender their Existing Notes pursuant to the Tender Offers.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Government, to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses the Government has made in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. The Government cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The information contained in this press release identifies important factors that could cause such differences. The Government undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE Government of Bermuda

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