Telecom Italia S.p.A. announces indicative results of its tender offers on certain of its euro notes. Nominal amount bought back worth 467 mln eur

07/16/2015 - 02:51 PM

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Telecom Italia S.p.A. (the Company) announces today the indicative results of its invitation to eligible Noteholders of its €1,000,000,000 7.000 per cent. Notes due 20 January 2017 (the January 2017 Notes), €1,000,000,000 4.500 per cent. Notes due 20 September 2017 (the September 2017 Notes), €750,000,000 4.750 per cent. Notes due 25 May 2018 (the May 2018 Notes), €750,000,000 6.125 per cent. Notes due 14 December 2018 (the December 2018 Notes) and €1,250,000,000 5.375 per cent. Notes due 29 January 2019 (the January 2019 Notes and, together with the January 2017 Notes, the September 2017 Notes, the May 2018 Notes and the December 2018 Notes, the Notes and each a Series) to tender their Notes for purchase by the Company for cash (such invitation, the Offers and each an Offer) up to the Maximum Acceptance Amount (as defined in the tender offer memorandum dated 7 July 2015 (the Tender Offer Memorandum) prepared in connection with the Offers) on the terms set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum.

The Offers were announced on 7 July 2015 and were made on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Capitalised terms used in this announcement and not otherwise defined have the meanings ascribed to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.

At the Expiration Deadline of 5.00 p.m. (CET) on 15 July 2015, an aggregate nominal amount of approximately €467,283,000 of Notes has been validly tendered in the Offers.

The Euro Equivalent of the US Repurchased Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the US Tender Offers is €512,559,956. As such, the Company  intends to accept for purchase an aggregate nominal amount of Notes equal to €979,842,956.

No Scaling Factor is expected to be applied to valid tenders of Notes.

The Company intends to accept for purchase the following indicative Series Acceptance Amounts in respect of each of the following Series of Notes:

  • €81,141,000 of January 2017 Notes tendered in full;
  • €107,811,000 of September 2017 Notes tendered in full;
  • €121,223,000 of May 2018 Notes tendered in full;
  • €47,108,000 of December 2018 Notes tendered in full;
  • €110,000,000 of January 2019 Notes tendered in full.

The Purchase Price for each Series of Notes will be determined at or around 2.00 p.m. (CET) today in the manner described in the Tender Offer Memorandum and the final results of the Offers are expected to be announced by the Company as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.

Settlement is expected to occur on 20 July 2015.

Further Information

A complete description of the terms and conditions of the Offers is set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Société Générale are the Dealer Managers for the Offers.

Questions and requests for assistance in connection with the Offers may be directed to:

GLOBAL COORDINATOR AND SOLE STRUCTURING ADVISOR OF THE OFFERS

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citigroup Centre

Canada Square

London E14 5LBUnited Kingdom

+44 20 79868969 (Europe)

+1 800 558 3745 (US toll free)

+1 212 723 6106 (US collect)

 Email: liabilitymanagement.europe@citi.com

THE DEALER MANAGERS

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

44th Floor, One Canada Square

London E14 5AA

United Kingdom

 

Attention: Liability Management

Telephone: +44 207 648 7516

+1 212 728 1705

Email: liabilitymanagement@bbva.com

 

BNP Paribas

10 Harewood Avenue

London NW1 6AA

United Kingdom

 

Attention: Liability Management Group

Telephone: +44 20 7595 8668

Email: Email: liability.management@bnpparibas.com

 

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citigroup Centre

Canada Square

London E14 5LB

United Kingdom

 

Telephone: +44 20 79868969 (Europe)

+1 800 558 3745 (US toll free)

+1 212 723 6106 (US collect)

Email: liabilitymanagement.europe@citi.com

 

Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.

1301 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

 

Attention: Cyril Chatelain

Toll-free: (866) 807-6030

Collect: +44(0) 20 7214 7440

Email: liability.management@ca-cib.com

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

383 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10179

 

Attention: Liability Management Desk

Toll Free: (866) 834-4666

Collect: (212) 834-3424

 

Société Générale

10 Bishops Square

London E1 6EG

United Kingdom

 

Attention: Liability Management - DCM

Telephone: +44 20 7676 7579

E-mail: liability.management@sgcib.com

THE TENDER AGENT
Lucid Issuer Services Limited
Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
United Kingdom

Attention: Victor Parzyjagla
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7704 0880
Email: telecomitalia@lucid-is.com

Each Noteholder is solely responsible for making its own independent appraisal of all matters as such Noteholder deems appropriate (including those relating to the relevant Offer(s)).

None of the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates assumes any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information concerning the Company, the Notes or the Offers contained in this announcement or in the Tender Offer Memorandum. None of the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates is acting for any Noteholder, or will be responsible to any Noteholder for providing any protections which would be afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Offers, and accordingly none of the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates assumes any responsibility for any failure by the Company to disclose information with regard to the Company or the Notes which is material in the context of the Offers and which is not otherwise publicly available.

None of the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent, the Company or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates make any representation or recommendation whatsoever regarding the Offers.

Disclaimer

This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Offers. If any Noteholder is in any doubt as to the contents of this announcement or the Tender Offer Memorandum or the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own financial and legal advice, including in respect of any tax consequences, immediately from its stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser.

Neither this announcement nor the Tender Offer Memorandum constitutes an invitation to participate in the Offers in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such invitation or for there to be such participation under applicable securities laws. The distribution of this announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession either this announcement or the Tender Offer Memorandum comes are required by each of the Company, the Dealer Managers and the Tender Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.

Milan, 16 July 2015

Bondholders