Berry Plastics Announces Closing Of Its Notes Offering And Receipt Of Required Consents In Connection With Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation For Outstanding 9½ Percent Second Priority Senior Secured Notes Due 2018
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY “Berry Group”) announced today that Berry Plastics Corporation (the “Issuer”), Berry Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, issued $500,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 5.500 percent Second Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2022 pursuant to an indenture, dated as of May 12, 2014, by and among the Issuer, the guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.
In addition, pursuant to a previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation (the “Offer”) by the Issuer, with respect to any and all of the Issuer’s outstanding 9½ percent Second Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) issued under an indenture dated as of April 30, 2010 (the “Indenture”), approximately 83.95 percent of the Notes had been tendered as of 5 p.m., New York City time, on May 9, 2014, the expiration of the consent payment deadline (the “Consent Date”). The consents received exceeded the number needed to approve the proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the Indenture and the Issuer has elected to exercise its right to accept for early payment all of the Notes validly tendered prior to the Consent Date. Each of the holders who validly tendered its Notes and delivered consents prior to the Consent Date will receive the total consideration of $1,052.50, which includes $1,022.50 as the tender offer consideration and $30.00 as a consent payment. In addition, accrued interest up to, but not including, the applicable payment date of the Notes will be paid in cash on all validly tendered and accepted Notes. The Issuer currently expects these payments will be made on May 12, 2014. The complete terms and conditions of the tender offer and consent solicitation for the Notes are detailed in the Issuer’s Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated April 28, 2014 and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal (the “Tender Offer Documents”).
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