Securities will be purchased by AIG and retired and cancelled by the relevant issuer
February 24, 2016 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) today commenced a cash tender offer for 11 series of debt securities of AIG and its subsidiaries.
The complete terms of the tender offer are set forth in the offer to purchase and the related letter of transmittal, each dated today. Securities that are accepted in the tender offer will be purchased by AIG and retired and cancelled by the relevant issuer.
Consummation of the tender offer is subject to a number of conditions, including the absence of any adverse legal and market developments and a financing condition (as described in the offer to purchase). Subject to applicable law, AIG may waive certain of these conditions or extend, terminate or otherwise amend the tender offer.
AIG is offering to purchase the notes and debentures listed in Table I in an aggregate principal amount (U.S. Dollar equivalent) of up to $1.0 billion. The early participation date for the tender offer is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 7, 2016 (the “Early Participation Date”), and the expiration date for the tender offer is 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on March 21, 2016 (in each case, subject to extension).
Pricing based on fixed spreads
As indicated in Table I, the price to be paid for each series of notes and debentures will be based on fixed spreads to certain reference benchmarks, as further described below.
The prices to be paid for the notes and debentures denominated in U.S. Dollars and Sterling will be calculated on the basis of the yield to the applicable call or maturity date of the applicable reference security listed in Table I, at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, for the notes and debentures denominated in U.S. Dollars, or 3:00 p.m., London time, for the debentures denominated in Sterling, each on the business day following the Early Participation Date, plus the fixed spread applicable to such notes or debentures as set forth in Table I.
The price to be paid for the debentures denominated in Euros will be calculated on the basis of the rates payable on a reference swap, at 3:00 p.m., London time, on the business day following the Early Participation Date, plus the fixed spread applicable to such debentures, as described more fully in the offer to purchase.
Holders whose notes and debentures are accepted in the tender offer will also receive a cash payment representing accrued interest from the most recent interest payment date to, but excluding, the date AIG purchases the notes and debentures. The payment date for the offer will be promptly following its expiration and is expected to be on or about March 23, 2016.
The following is a brief summary of certain key elements of the tender offer:
Holders who validly tender and who do not validly withdraw their notes or debentures at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time on March 7, 2016 (subject to extension), the Early Participation Date, and whose securities are accepted for purchase, will receive the Total Consideration, together with accrued interest.
Holders who validly tender their notes or debentures after 5:00 p.m., New York City time on the Early Participation Date but at or prior to the expiration date, and whose securities are accepted for purchase, will only be eligible to receive the Tender Offer Consideration, which is equal to the Total Consideration less the Early Participation Amount (as defined in the offer to purchase), together with accrued interest.
Tenders of notes or debentures may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 7, 2016 (subject to extension), but not thereafter.
AIG reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to increase the maximum principal amount of notes and debentures sought in the tender offer. In the event of any such increase, AIG will not be obligated (except as required by applicable law) to extend the Early Participation Date, the withdrawal date or the expiration date.
If the tender offer is oversubscribed, AIG will accept for payment all securities validly tendered in accordance with the acceptance priority levels set forth in Table I. If there are sufficient remaining funds to purchase some, but not all, of the remaining tendered notes or debentures at any acceptance priority level, AIG will accept for payment such tendered notes or debentures on a prorated basis.
The tender offer is subject to conditions, including a financing condition that provides that the tender offer is conditioned on AIG having issued and sold, in one or more capital markets financing transactions, on terms satisfactory in AIG’s reasonable judgment, debt securities providing net proceeds at least equal to a material portion, in AIG’s reasonable judgment, of the aggregate principal amount of the notes and debentures accepted in this tender offer.
This press release is qualified in its entirety by the offer to purchase and related letter of transmittal.
AIG has retained Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as the Joint Lead Dealer Managers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is the Information Agent and Depositary. For additional information regarding the terms of the tender offer, please contact: Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited at +44 (0) 207 888 5564; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (800) 820-1653 (toll-free) or (212) 538-2147 (collect); or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at (866) 309-6316 (toll-free) or (704) 410-4760 (collect). Requests for documents and questions regarding the tendering of securities may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation by telephone at (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers only), (866) 924-2200 (for all others toll-free) or +001 (212) 430-3774 (international), by email at email@example.com or to the Joint Lead Dealer Managers at their respective telephone numbers.
This news release does not constitute an offer or an invitation by AIG to participate in the tender offer in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction.
Certain statements in this press release, including those describing the completion of the tender offer, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only AIG’s belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside AIG’s control. It is possible that actual results will differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those in the forward-looking statements are discussed throughout AIG’s periodic filings with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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