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Medtronic Announces the Early Results of its Cash Tender Offers for up to $5.525 billion of Certain Outstanding Debt Securities Issued by Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A. and Covidien International Finance S.A.

DUBLIN, July 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medtronic plc (the “Company”) (NYSE:MDT) today announced that, pursuant to the previously announced cash tender offers (collectively, the “Tender Offers”) by its wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries, Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A. (“MGH”) and Covidien International Finance S.A. (“CIFSA” and, together with Medtronic, Inc. and MGH, the “Offerors”) for any and all (the “Any and All Tender Offer”) of the approximately $1.175 billion in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes listed in Table 1 below (the “Any and All Notes”) and up to $4.35 billion (the “Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price”) combined aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the applicable settlement date and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers) (the “Maximum Tender Offer” and, together with the Any and All Tender Offer, the “Tender Offers”) for the outstanding Notes listed in Table 2 below (the “Maximum Tender Offer Notes” and collectively with the Any and All Notes, the “Notes”), approximately $642 millionin aggregate principal amount of the Any and All Notes and approximately $7.95billion in aggregate principal amount of the Maximum Tender Offer Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 9, 2019 (the “Early Tender Deadline”). The terms of the Tender Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase, dated June 24, 2019 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and remain unchanged except as amended by the previously announced increase of the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price to $4.35 billion. The Company may increase the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price and/or any Series Tender Cap at any time, subject to applicable law, and currently expects that any increase will be announced after pricing of the Tender Offers.

The tables below summarize certain information regarding the Notes and the Tender Offers, including the aggregate principal amount of each series of Notes that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline:

Table 1: Any and All Notes

Title of Security CUSIP 
Numbers
Issuer/Offeror Principal Amount 
Outstanding
U.S. Treasury 
Reference
Security
Bloomberg 
Reference Page
 Fixed Spread Principal Amount Tendered
4.125% Senior Notes due 2021 585055AV8 Medtronic, Inc. $500,000,000 2.375% U.S.T. due 3/15/2021 PX4 15 $250,201,000
3.125% Senior Notes due 2022 585055AX4 Medtronic, Inc. $675,000,000 2.375% U.S.T. due 3/15/2022 PX5 15 $391,431,000

Table 2: Maximum Tender Offer Notes

Title of Security CUSIP 
Numbers
Issuer/Offeror Principal Amount 
Outstanding
Acceptance
Priority
Level
Series Tender Cap U.S. Treasury 
Reference
Security
Bloomberg 
Reference Page
Fixed Spread  Principal Amount Tendered
6.500% Senior Notes due 2039 585055AQ9 Medtronic, Inc. $182,949,000 1 N/A 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 85 $25,314,000
5.550% Senior Notes due 2040 585055AT3 Medtronic, Inc. $305,910,000 2 N/A 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 75 $81,799,000
4.625% Senior Notes due 2045 585055BU9 Medtronic, Inc. $1,963,341,000 3 $100,000,000 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 70 $794,828,000
4.625% Senior Notes due 2044 585055BD7 Medtronic, Inc. $176,594,000 4 N/A 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 75 $49,477,000
4.500% Senior Notes due 2042  585055AW6 Medtronic, Inc. $128,650,000 5 N/A 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 75 $24,123,000
4.375% Senior Notes due 2035 585055BT2 Medtronic, Inc. $2,381,619,000 6 $200,000,000 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 50 $1,583,222,000
4.000% Senior Notes due 2043 585055AY2 Medtronic, Inc. $325,024,000 7 N/A 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 75 $19,954,000
3.500% Senior Notes due 2025 585055BS4 Medtronic, Inc. $4,000,000,000 8 $1,300,000,000 2.000% U.S.T. due 5/31/2024 PX1 40 $2,346,622,000
3.625% Senior Notes due 2024 585055BC9 Medtronic, Inc. $850,000,000 9 N/A 2.000% U.S.T. due 5/31/2024 PX1 35 $417,517,000
6.550% Senior Notes due 2037 22303QAH3 Covidien International Finance S.A. $283,536,000 10 N/A 3.000% U.S.T. due 2/15/2049 PX1 75 $30,319,000
3.350% Senior Notes due 2027 58507LAC3 Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A. $850,000,000 11 N/A 2.375% U.S.T. due 5/15/2029 PX1 30 $482,164,000
3.150% Senior Notes due 2022 585055BR6 Medtronic, Inc. $2,500,000,000 12 N/A 1.750% U.S.T. due 6/15/2022 PX1 25 $1,591,791,000
3.200% Senior Notes due 2022 22303QAN0 Covidien International Finance S.A. $650,000,000 13 N/A 1.750% U.S.T. due 6/15/2022 PX1 25 $345,957,000
2.950% Senior Notes due 2023 22303QAP5 Covidien International Finance S.A. $309,516,000 14 N/A 2.000% U.S.T. due 5/31/2024 PX1 25 $159,421,000

Because the aggregate consideration payable for validly tendered Maximum Tender Offer Notes will exceed the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price and, as set forth in Table 2 above, the amount of validly tendered 4.625% Senior Notes due 2045, 4.375% Senior Notes due 2035 and 3.500% Senior Notes due 2025 each exceeded the applicable Series Tender Cap, the Maximum Tender Offer Notes will be purchased subject to the Acceptance Priority Levels and subject to proration as described in the Offer to Purchase.

The principal amount of each series of Maximum Tender Offer Notes listed in Table 2 above ultimately accepted for purchase will depend upon the determination of the applicable Total Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on July 10, 2019 and will be determined in accordance with the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price, and the Series Tender Caps and Acceptance Priority Levels set forth in Table 2 above, as described in the Offer to Purchase, as amended by the previously announced increase in the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price. As a result, a holder who validly tendered Maximum Tender Offer Notes pursuant to the Maximum Tender Offers may have all or a portion of its Maximum Tender Offer Notes returned to it, and the amount of Maximum Tender Offer Notes returned will depend on the overall level of participation of holders in such Tender Offers. The Offerors expect to pay the purchase price for the Notes accepted for purchase with the net proceeds of the previously announced public offering of senior notes by MGH, which was completed on July 2, 2019.

Holders of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline are eligible to receive the applicable Total Consideration, which includes an early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered by such holders and accepted for purchase by the applicable Offeror (the “Early Tender Premium”). Accrued interest up to, but not including, the settlement date will be paid in cash on all validly tendered Notes accepted and purchased by the applicable Offeror in the Tender Offers. The Offerors reserve the right, subject to applicable law, to further increase or waive the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price or the Series Tender Caps. The Company expects to issue a press release today after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange to announce the Total Consideration payable in connection with the Tender Offers. The settlement date for the Notes accepted by the Offerors in connection with the Early Tender Deadline is expected to be July 12, 2019.

Although the Tender Offers are scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on July 24, 2019 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 24, 2019), or any other date and time to which the applicable Offeror extends such Tender Offer, because holders of Maximum Tender Offer Notes subject to the Tender Offers validly tendered and did not validly withdraw Maximum Tender Offer Notes on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline for which the aggregate consideration payable exceeds the Aggregate Maximum Purchase Price, the Offerors do not expect to accept for purchase any tenders of Maximum Tender Offer Notes after the Early Tender Deadline. Holders of Any and All Notes who validly tender such Notes following the Early Tender Deadline and at or prior to the applicable expiration date, will only receive the applicable Tender Offer Consideration for Notes accepted for purchase, which is equal to the applicable Total Consideration minus the applicable Early Tender Premium.

Information Relating to the Tender Offers

Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as the dealer managers (the “Dealer Managers”) for the Tender Offers. The information agent and tender agent is Global Bondholder Services Corporation (“Global Bondholder”). Copies of the Offer to Purchase and related offering materials are available by contacting Global Bondholder at +1-866-470-4200 (U.S. toll-free) or +1-212-430-3774 (banks and brokers). Questions regarding the Tender Offers should be directed to Barclays Capital Inc., Liability Management Group at +1-212-528-7581 (collect) or +1-800-438-3242 (toll-free), BofA Merrill Lynch, Liability Management Group, at +1-980-387-3907 (collect) or +1-888-292-0070 (toll-free) or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at +1-212-357-0215 or +1-800-828-3182 (toll-free).

None of the Offerors, the Company or their affiliates, their respective boards of directors or managing members, the Dealer Managers, Global Bondholder or the trustee with respect to any series of Notes is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender any Notes in response to any of the Tender Offers, and neither the Offerors nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The Tender Offers are being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

The full details of the Tender Offers, including complete instruction on how to tender Notes, are included in the Offer to Purchase. The Offer to Purchase contains important information that should be read by Holders of Notes before making a decision to tender any Notes. The Offer to Purchase may be downloaded from Global Bondholder’s website at http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Medtronic/ or obtained from Global Bondholder, free of charge, by calling toll-free at +1-866-470-4200 (bankers and brokers can call collect at +1-212-430-3774).

About Medtronic
Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical in nature. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risks related to the acceptance of any tendered Notes, the expiration and settlement of the Tender Offers, the satisfaction of conditions to the Tender Offers, whether the Tender Offers will be consummated in accordance with terms set forth in the Offer to Purchase or at all and the timing of any of the foregoing, competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of medical products, government regulation and general economic conditions and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s periodic reports on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K of the Company, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words, such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “looking ahead,” “may,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “will,” and similar words or expressions, the negative or plural of such words or expressions and other comparable terminology. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. None of Medtronic plc, MGH, Medtronic, Inc., or Covidien International Finance, S.A. undertakes to update its forward-looking statements or any of the information contained in this press release, including to reflect future events or circumstances.

 

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Francesca DeMartino
Public Relations
+1-763-505-2029

Ryan Weispfenning
Investor Relations
+1-763-505-4626

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