Citigroup Inc. (“ Citigroup”) today announced its intention to upsize the aggregate principal amount of outstanding notes (the “ Notes”) to be accepted for purchase pursuant to the previously announced cash tender (each, an “ Offer” and, collectively, the “ Offers”) by Citigroup from $910 million to $1.195 billion.
Notes tendered pursuant to these Offers reflect Citigroup’s continued robust liquidity position and are consistent with its recent liability management initiatives. Year-to-date, and excluding these Offers, Citigroup has decreased its outstanding long-term debt by approximately $13.9 billion through liability management initiatives, including the previously announced redemptions of trust preferred securities. Coupled with the ongoing natural maturing of long-term debt that requires no refinancing, these initiatives result in lower borrowing costs and reduce the overall level of Citigroup’s long-term debt outstanding. Citigroup will continue to consider opportunities to repurchase its long-term as well as short-term debt based on several factors, including without limitation the economic value, potential impact on Citigroup’s net interest margin and borrowing costs and the overall remaining tenor of its debt portfolio.
Citigroup also announced today the related increase in the Maximum Series Tender Cap for each series of Notes subject to the Offers, such increased Maximum Series Tender Caps as set forth in the table below, and further extended the Early Tender Date. All other terms and conditions of the Offers remain unchanged.
The previously announced Early Tender Date for Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Offers has been extended to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 21, 2012 (unless further extended or earlier terminated). Notes that are validly tendered prior to such time pursuant to the Offers and accepted for purchase will be entitled to receive the applicable Total Consideration, which is inclusive of the Early Tender Premium, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the settlement date for such Notes.
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