GREENSBORO, NC – July 10, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that with respect to its previously announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for its 7.00% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”), it has increased the tender cap from $150,000,000 to $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2025 Notes (the “2025 Tender Cap”). In addition, the Company announced that the Tender Offer for the 2025 Notes will now expire at midnight, New York City time, at the end of the day on July 23, 2018 (the “Expiration Date”). Except as described in this press release and the previously announced extension of the early tender date for the Tender Offer to midnight, New York City time, at the end of the day on July 13, 2018 (the “Early Tender Date”), all other terms of the Tender Offer as described in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation (as defined below) remain unchanged.
The following table sets forth the aggregate principal amount of the 2025 Notes that were tendered and not withdrawn on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 28, 2018:
|Title of Notes||CUSIP
|Tender Cap||Tender Offer
|7.00% Senior Notes due 2025*||74736KAD3
(1) Per $1,000.00 principal amount of 2025 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn).
(2) Includes the early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000.00 principal amount of 2025 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn).
Due to oversubscription, the Company expects to accept all 2025 Notes tendered (and not validly withdrawn) on or prior to the Early Tender Date on a prorated basis and no 2025 Notes that may be tendered after the Early Tender Date to be accepted for purchase. The Company expects to accept 2025 Notes for purchase on the “Early Payment Date,” which is currently expected to occur on July 16, 2018. Payment for 2025 Notes purchased will include accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Early Payment Date. 2025 Notes that were tendered in the Tender Offer but not accepted for purchase will be returned promptly to the tendering holders.
The deadline for holders to validly withdraw tenders of 2025 Notes has passed. Accordingly, 2025 Notes that were already tendered at or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, at the end of the day on June 28, 2018 may not be withdrawn or revoked, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal or revocation rights are required by law.
The Tender Offer is being made pursuant to the terms and conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated June 15, 2018 (the “Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation”), and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal and Consent.
The Company retained BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC to act as the dealer managers for the Tender Offer and the solicitation agents for the Consent Solicitation. Questions or requests for assistance regarding the terms of the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation should be directed to BofA Merrill Lynch at (888) 292-0070 (toll-free), Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at (866) 309-6316 (toll-free). Requests for the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation and other documents relating to the Tender Offer and the Consent Solicitation may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offer, at (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers only) or (866) 470-3700 (toll-free) (for all others) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
None of the Company or its board of directors or officers, the dealer managers, the solicitation agents, the depositary and information agent or the trustee with respect to the 2025 Notes or any of the Company’s or their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any 2025 Notes in response to the Tender Offer. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender their 2025 Notes and, if so, the principal amount of 2025 Notes as to which such action is to be taken.
This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any 2025 Notes in the Tender Offer. The Tender Offer is not being made to holders of 2025 Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the Tender Offer was required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer will be deemed to have been made on behalf of the Company by the dealer managers and solicitation agents, or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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VP Investor Relations
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