Each Offer is conditioned on (1) the successful completion, after the date hereof, of one or more offerings by HP (the “New Offering”) of notes with stated maturities occurring after December 9, 2021, in a total aggregate principal amount of not less than $2.5 billion (on terms and conditions satisfactory to HP, in its sole discretion) and (2) (i) in the case of the Offer with respect to the 3.750% Global Notes due December 1, 2020 (the “2020 Notes”), the net proceeds of the New Offering shall be sufficient to fund the aggregate Total Consideration and the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment for all 2020 Notes tendered in the applicable Offer and (ii) in the case of each of the Offers with respect to the 4.300% Global Notes due June 1, 2021, the 4.375% Global Notes due September 15, 2021 and the 4.650% Global Notes due December 9, 2021 (collectively, the “2021 Notes”), the net proceeds of the New Offering shall be sufficient to fund the aggregate Total Consideration and the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment for all 2021 Notes of such series (after funding the aggregate Total Consideration and the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment for all validly tendered and not validly withdrawn Notes of a series having a higher Acceptance Priority Level (including the 2020 Notes)) tendered in the applicable Offer, provided that our obligation to complete an Offer with respect to a particular series of 2021 Notes is conditioned on the aggregate Total Consideration and the applicable Accrued Coupon Payment payable in respect of 2021 Notes accepted for purchase in the aggregate not exceeding $750,000,000, and, in each case, subject to the provisions below (collectively, the “Financing Condition”).
If the Financing Condition is not satisfied for a particular series of Notes, then no Notes of such series or any series of Notes having a lower Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted for purchase. If any series of Notes is accepted for purchase under the Offers, all Notes of that series that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn will be accepted for purchase. As a result, no series of Notes accepted for purchase will be prorated.
HP expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend, extend or, upon failure of any condition described in the Offer to Purchase to be satisfied or waived (including, among other things, the Financing Condition), to terminate any of the Offers at any time at or prior to the Expiration Date. HP also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, subject to applicable law, to terminate any of the Offers at any time at or prior to the Expiration Date.
HP has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC to act as the Lead Dealer Managers, and BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. to act as Co-Dealer Managers, in connection with the Offers (collectively, the “Dealer Managers”). Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Offers should be directed to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC by calling toll free at 866-834-4666 or collect at 212-834-4087, to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC by calling toll free at 800-624-1808 or collect at 212-761-1057, or to Wells Fargo Securities, LLC by calling toll free at 866-309-6316 or collect at 704-410-4756.
D.F. King & Co., Inc. has been appointed as information agent (the “Information Agent”) and tender agent (the “Tender Agent”) in connection with the Offers. Questions or requests for assistance in connection with the Offers or the delivery of Tender Instructions, or for additional copies of the Tender Offer Documents, may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. by calling toll free at 800-499-8541 or collect at 212-269-5550 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Offers. The Tender Offer Documents can be accessed at the Offer Website: http://www.dfking.com/hp.
Neither this announcement nor the Offer to Purchase, or the electronic transmission thereof, constitutes an offer to sell or buy Notes, as applicable, in any jurisdiction in which, or to or from any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation under applicable securities laws or otherwise.
The distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and the Dealer Managers or any of their respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Offers shall be deemed to be made by the Dealer Managers or such affiliate (as the case may be) on behalf of HP in such jurisdiction.
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Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include factors relating to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions by governments, businesses and individuals in response to the situation, the effects of which may give rise to or amplify the risks associated with many of these factors listed here; HP’s ability to execute on its strategic plan, including the recently announced initiatives, business model changes and transformation; execution of planned structural cost reductions and productivity initiatives; HP’s ability to complete any contemplated share repurchases, other capital return programs or other strategic transactions; the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy and business model changes and transformation; successfully innovating, developing and executing HP’s go-to-market strategy, including online, omnichannel and contractual sales, in an evolving distribution and reseller landscape; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; successfully competing and maintaining the value proposition of HP’s products, including supplies; the need to manage third-party suppliers, manage HP’s global, multi-tier distribution network, limit potential misuse of pricing programs by HP’s channel partners, adapt to new or changing marketplaces and effectively deliver HP’s services; challenges to HP’s ability to accurately forecast inventories, demand and pricing, which may be due to HP’s multi-tiered channel, sales of HP’s products to unauthorized resellers or unauthorized resale of HP’s products; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; the hiring and retention of key employees; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; disruptions in operations from system security risks, data protection breaches, cyberattacks, extreme weather conditions, medical epidemics or pandemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and other natural or manmade disasters or catastrophic events; the impact of changes in tax laws; potential liabilities and costs from pending or potential investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).