October 30, 2019 – Avianca Holdings S.A. (the “Company” or “Avianca”) announced today that it is extending by two days the “Expiration Deadline” and “Early Participation Deadline” with respect to its pending offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) any and all of its existing 8.375% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Existing Notes”) for new 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the “Exchange Notes”) (as further described in the Offering Memorandum (as defined below) and report on Form 6-K dated October 7, 2019). Avianca also announced today that it expects all conditions required to consummate the Exchange Offer to be satisfied by the Expiration Deadline. The settlement date of the Exchange Offer is expected to occur promptly following the Expiration Deadline.
The Chief Financial Officer of Avianca, Adrian Neuhauser, stated, “With this last extension, we expect this will be the final opportunity for holders of the Existing Notes to participate in the Exchange Offer before it expires.”
Avianca said that the new Expiration Deadline and Early Participation Deadline for the Exchange Offer will be 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on November 1, 2019 and, accordingly, all Existing Notes tendered at or prior to that time will be eligible to receive the Total Exchange Consideration, including the “Early Participation Payment” set forth in the table below.
The following table sets forth the Exchange Consideration, Early Participation Payment and Total Exchange Consideration for Existing Notes validly tendered and accepted for exchange in the Exchange Offer and the related consent solicitation for the Existing Notes:
Principal amount of Exchange Notes per each U.S. $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) on or before the Early Participation Deadline. Does not include the applicable accrued interest.
Avianca also announced today that as of 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on October 30, 2019, $484,419,000 aggregate principal amount of Existing Notes, representing approximately 88.1% of the total outstanding principal amount of the Existing Notes, had been validly tendered for exchange and not validly withdrawn, as confirmed by the information agent for the Exchange Offer.
Avianca has agreed, upon consummation of the Exchange Offer, to pay the relevant soliciting broker a fee equal to $2.50 per $1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes that are validly tendered pursuant to the Exchange Offer, provided that such fee will only be paid (1) with respect to the first $400,000 aggregate principal amount of Existing Notes that are validly tendered by any individual holder and are accepted for exchange and (2) with respect to tenders that are submitted after September 12, 2019.
The withdrawal deadline has passed and holders may no longer withdraw Existing Notes tendered in the Exchange Offer. All other terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation, as previously announced and described in the Offering Memorandum and Supplement (as defined below) and the related letter of transmittal and consent, remain unchanged. The Company reserves the right to terminate, modify or withdraw the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation at any time and for any reason.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to purchase any securities or a solicitation of an offer to sell, or the solicitation of tenders or consents with respect to, any securities. The Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation are being made only pursuant to the Offering Memorandum dated August 14, 2019 (the “Offering Memorandum”), the Supplement dated August 23, 2019 (the “Supplement”) and related transmittal documents, and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
The Exchange Offer is being made, and the Exchange Notes will be offered and issued, only (a) in the United States to holders of Existing Notes who are “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)) in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and (b) outside the United States to holders of Existing Notes who are persons other than “U.S. persons” (as defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act) in reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act (collectively, “Eligible Holders”).
Documents relating to the Exchange Offer will only be distributed to Eligible Holders who properly complete and return a letter of eligibility confirming that they are within the category of Eligible Holders for this Exchange Offer. Eligible Holders who desire a copy of the letter of eligibility should contact D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Exchange Offer, at telephone: (866) 796-1291 (U.S. toll-free) or (212) 269-5550 (collect), email: firstname.lastname@example.org or access the letter of eligibility at www.dfking.com/avianca.