DUBLIN – Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AER) announced today the pricing terms of the previously announced offers by AerCap Global Aviation Trust (“AGAT,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a Delaware statutory trust and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, for its own account and on behalf of AerCap Ireland Capital Designated Activity Company (“AICDAC” and, together with AGAT, the “Issuers”), to purchase for cash the notes listed in the table below (the “Notes”) (i) in accordance with, and in the order of, the corresponding Acceptance Priority Levels and (ii) up to an aggregate purchase price (including principal and premium, but excluding Accrued Interest (as defined below)) equal to the Maximum Tender Cap (as defined below), and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase (as defined below). The Company also announced a further increase to the aggregate purchase price (including principal and premium, but excluding Accrued Interest) of the Notes that we intend to purchase in the Offers from the previously announced amount of $1,500,000,000 to $1,508,412,415.75 (as so amended, the “Maximum Tender Cap”). The offers to purchase with respect to each series of Notes are referred to herein as the “Offers” and each, an “Offer.” Each Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated September 23, 2020 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), and the related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal” and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the “Tender Offer Documents”). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this press release have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.
Because the aggregate purchase price (including principal and premium, but excluding Accrued Interest) of the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 6, 2020 (the “Early Tender Deadline”) exceeds the Maximum Tender Cap, we will accept for purchase such Notes in accordance with the Acceptance Priority Levels, subject to the proration factors, each as set forth in the table below and as further described in the Offer to Purchase, so as not to exceed the Maximum Tender Cap. Additionally, we further increased the Maximum Tender Cap in order to accept all of the 4.450% Notes due 2021 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn before the Early Tender Deadline.
The applicable Total Consideration for each $1,000 in principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn before the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers was determined by reference to the applicable fixed spread for each Series of Notes over the yield (the “Tender Offer Yield”) based on the bid price of the applicable reference security, in each case as set forth in the table below. The Tender Offer Yields (as determined pursuant to the Offer to Purchase) listed in the table below were determined at 10:00 A.M., New York City time, today, October 7, 2020, by the Dealer Managers (as defined below). The Total Consideration for each Series includes an early tender premium (the “Early Tender Premium”) of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes accepted for purchase and accounts for the par call date, if applicable.
The following table sets forth the pricing terms for the Offers:
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(1) Includes the Early Tender Premium.
(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase in the applicable Offer at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline. Excludes Accrued Interest.
The amount of each Series of Notes accepted for purchase was determined upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Offers as described in the Tender Offer Documents.
We expect settlement for Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase to occur on October 8, 2020. All payments for Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase will also include accrued and unpaid interest from the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the applicable Settlement Date (the “Accrued Interest”). All Notes that have been accepted for purchase will be retired and canceled and will no longer remain outstanding obligations of the Company, the Issuers or any of the Company’s other subsidiaries. Such Notes will also be delisted from Euronext Dublin.
The Offers will expire at 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on October 21, 2020 (as the same may be extended with respect to any Offer, the “Expiration Date”). As a result of reaching the Maximum Tender Cap by the Early Tender Deadline, no Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline will be accepted for purchase, regardless of their Acceptance Priority Level. Notes not accepted for purchase will be returned promptly to the tendering Holders (or, in the case of Notes tendered by book-entry transfer, such Notes will be promptly credited to the account maintained at The Depository Trust Company from which such Notes were delivered) and otherwise returned in accordance with the Tender Offer Documents.
We expressly continue to reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to further amend, extend or, upon failure of any condition described in the Offer to Purchase to be satisfied or waived, to terminate any of the Offers, including the right to further amend or eliminate the Maximum Tender Cap, at any time at or prior to the Expiration Date.
Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are serving as the Lead Dealer Managers, and BofA Securities, Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC and SG Americas Securities, LLC are serving as Co-Dealer Managers, in connection with the Offers (collectively, the “Dealer Managers”). Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Offers should be directed to Barclays Capital Inc. by calling toll free at 800-438-3242 or collect at 212-528-7581, to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. by calling toll free at 866-627-0391 or collect at 212-250-2955 or to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC by calling toll free at 800-624-1808 or collect at 212-761-1057.
Global Bondholder Services Corporation was appointed as information agent and tender agent in connection with the Offers. Questions or requests for assistance in connection with the Offers or the delivery of tender instructions, or for additional copies of the Tender Offer Documents, may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation by calling collect at 212-430-3774 (for banks and brokers) or toll free at 866-807-2200 (for all others) or via e-mail at email@example.com. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Offers. The Tender Offer Documents can also be accessed at the following website: http://www.gbsc-usa.com/aercap/.
None of AGAT, the Company, the Dealer Managers, Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the trustee under the indenture governing the Notes or any of their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender any Notes in response to the Offers. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes and, if so, the principal amounts of Notes to tender.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any securities. Neither this press release nor the Offer to Purchase, or the electronic transmission thereof, constitutes an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any securities, as applicable, in any jurisdiction in which, or to or from any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation under applicable securities laws or otherwise. The distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and the Dealer Managers or any of their respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Offers shall be deemed to be made by the Dealer Managers or such affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of AGAT in such jurisdiction.