This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

PDL BioPharma Issues $300 Million Of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2018

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) announced today the closing of its previously announced offering of convertible senior unsecured notes maturing on February 1, 2018 (2018 Notes).  PDL issued $300 million aggregate principal amount of 2018 Notes, which included $39.13 million aggregate principal amount of 2018 Notes issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' overallotment option to purchase additional 2018 Notes.  In connection with the offering of the 2018 Notes, PDL entered into privately negotiated convertible note hedge transactions with affiliates of RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities ("hedge counterparties") and privately negotiated warrant transactions with the hedge counterparties relating to the same number of shares of PDL's common stock. RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities acted as joint book-running managers for the 2018 Notes offering.  Cowen and Company and Janney Montgomery Scott acted as co-managers. 


The 2018 Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.00% per year payable semiannually in arrears on August 1 and February 1 of each year, beginning on August 1, 2014. The 2018 Notes are not redeemable prior to maturity. The 2018 Notes are convertible, only during certain periods and subject to certain circumstances, into cash, or a combination of cash and shares of PDL's common stock. The conversion rate of the 2018 Notes will initially be 109.1048 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the 2018 Notes, equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $9.17 per share of common stock.  The conversion rate, subject to increase under certain circumstances, will not be increased in respect of regular quarterly cash dividends paid by us that do not exceed $0.15 per share. 

The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $290.3 million after deducting the underwriters' discounts, estimated fees and expenses.  PDL used approximately $19.5 million to fund the cost of the previously announced and the additional convertible note hedge transactions (after such cost was partially offset by proceeds from the previously announced and the additional warrant transactions).

The registration statement pursuant to which this offering was made is effective pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933. Offers and sales of the 2018 Notes may be made only by the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, which may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, Attention: Equity Syndicate, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281 or by calling (877) 822-4089 or from Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10152, at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.35 -1.60%
FB $116.21 -0.45%
GOOG $691.40 0.06%
YHOO $36.26 -0.90%
TSLA $241.06 -2.70%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,677.25 -153.51 -0.86%
S&P 500 2,057.17 -18.64 -0.90%
NASDAQ 4,755.0480 -50.2430 -1.05%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs