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R.R. Donnelley Sons & Company Announces Cash Tender Offers for Up to $350 Million of Its Outstanding Debt Securities, Including Up to $300 Million of Its 4.95% Notes Due April 1, 2014 and Up to $50 Million of Its 5.50% Notes Due May 15, 2015

02/27/2012

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ("RR Donnelley" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:RRD) today announced the commencement of cash tender offers for up to $350 million of its outstanding debt securities from the two series listed below.

The tender offers are being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated February 28, 2012, and a related Letter of Transmittal, dated February 28, 2012, which set forth a more detailed description of the tender offers.

Upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and any amendments or supplements to the foregoing, RR Donnelley is offering to purchase for cash (1) up to $300 million of its 4.95% Notes due April 1, 2014 (the "2014 Notes") and (2) up to $50 million of its 5.50% Notes due May 15, 2015 (the "2015 Notes", and together with the 2014 Notes, the "Securities"). The Company refers to its offer to purchase the Securities as the "Tender Offers."

Holders must validly tender their Securities at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 12, 2012 (such date and time, as they may be extended, the "Early Tender Date") to be eligible to receive the Total Consideration (as set forth in the table below). The Tender Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on March 26, 2012, unless extended or earlier terminated.

        Dollars per $1,000 Principal
Amount of Securities
Title of Security
CUSIP
Numbers

Principal
Amount Outstanding
Maximum Principal
Amount to be
Accepted

Tender Offer
Consideration
Early
Tender
Premium

Total
Consideration
4.95% Notes due April 1, 2014
 
257867AM3
257867AL5
$600,000,000
 
$300,000,000
 
$1,020.00
 
$30.00
 
$1,050.00
 
5.50% Notes due May 15, 2015
 
257867AR2
257867AQ4
$400,000,000
 
$50,000,000
 
$1,005.00
 
$30.00
 
$1,035.00
 

RR Donnelley's obligation to accept for payment and to pay for any of the Securities in either of the Tender Offers is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions, including the completion by RR Donnelley of a public offering of not less than $300 million in aggregate principal amount of                   Notes due 2019 no later than the Early Settlement Date on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Company. The Tender Offers are not contingent upon the tender of any minimum principal amount of Securities. RR Donnelley reserves the right to waive any one or more of the conditions at any time.

The tender offer consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of each series of the Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offers will be the applicable tender offer consideration for such series of Securities set forth in the table above (with respect to each series, the applicable "Tender Offer Consideration"). If applicable, Securities that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase by RR Donnelley will receive the Total Consideration which is equal to the Tender Offer Consideration for the applicable Securities plus the Early Tender Premium for such Securities, payable on the Early Settlement Date. Securities validly tendered after the Early Tender Date but before the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase by RR Donnelley will receive the applicable Tender Offer Consideration, payable on the Final Settlement Date, but will not receive the Early Tender Premium.

Securities that are tendered and accepted for purchase at or prior to the Early Tender Date will be settled only on the date that we refer to as the "Early Settlement Date," which will promptly follow the Early Tender Date. RR Donnelley anticipates that the Early Settlement Date for the Securities will be the first business day after the Early Tender Date. Securities that are tendered and accepted for purchase after the Early Tender Date but before the Expiration Date will be settled only on the date that we refer to as the "Final Settlement Date," which will promptly follow the applicable Expiration Date. RR Donnelley anticipates that the Final Settlement Date for the Securities will be the first business day after the Expiration Date. If no additional Securities are tendered after the Early Tender Date and/or if the Tender Offers are fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Date, there will be no Final Settlement Date.

In addition to the applicable Tender Offer Consideration or the Total Consideration, as the case may be, all Securities accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on those Securities from the last interest payment date to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date or the Final Settlement Date, as applicable, for each series of Securities.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase (and any amendments or supplements thereto), RR Donnelley will accept for payment only such portions of validly tendered 2014 Notes and 2015 Notes that do not result in an aggregate principal amount of each series of Securities purchased that exceeds (i) $300 million for 2014 Notes and (ii) $50 million for 2015 Notes. If the amount to be accepted with respect to a series of Securities is sufficient to allow the Company to accept some, but not all of the validly tendered Securities of such series, the amount of Securities of such series purchased will be prorated based on the aggregate principal amount of Securities of such series validly tendered in the applicable Tender Offer, rounded down to the nearest integral multiple of $1,000, but not less than the minimum principal amount to be accepted.

RR Donnelley intends to accept for purchase all 2014 and/or 2015 Notes validly tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Date, and will only prorate such series of Securities if the aggregate principal amount of such series of Securities validly tendered and not withdrawn exceeds the Maximum Principal Amount to be Accepted. If the aggregate principal amount of a series of Securities is less than the relevant Maximum Principal Amount to be Accepted as of the Early Tender Date, Holders who validly tender Securities after the Early Tender Date may be subject to proration, whereas Holders who validly tender Securities at or prior to the Early Tender Date will not be subject to proration. Furthermore, if the aggregate principal amount of a series of Securities equals or exceeds the relevant Maximum Principal Amount to be Accepted as of the Early Tender Date, we will not accept any Securities for purchase after the Early Settlement Date and there will be no Final Settlement Date for such series of Securities.

RR Donnelley reserves the right to increase the applicable Maximum Principal Amount to be Accepted at any time, subject to compliance with applicable law, which could result in purchasing a greater principal amount of either or both of the 2014 Notes and 2015 Notes in the Tender Offers. There can be no assurance that RR Donnelley will exercise its right to increase the Maximum Principal Amount to be Accepted. 

Tendered Securities of a series may be withdrawn from the Tender Offers at or prior to, but not after, 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 12, 2012, with respect to the Securities being tendered in connection with the Tender Offers, unless extended or earlier terminated.

RR Donnelley has retained BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities to serve as dealer managers for the Tender Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been retained to serve as the depositary and information agent for the Tender Offers.

For additional information regarding the terms of the Tender Offers, please contact: BofA Merrill Lynch at (888) 292-0070 (toll free) or (646) 855-3401 (collect), Citigroup at (800) 558-3745 (toll free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect) or Mitsubishi UFJ Securities at (877) 649-6848 (toll free). Requests for documents and questions regarding the tender of securities may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 857-2200 (toll free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect).

The Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal are expected to be distributed to holders of Securities beginning today. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal related to the Tender Offers may also be obtained at no charge from Global Bondholder Services Corporation.

Neither RR Donnelley, its board of directors, the information agent and depositary nor the dealer managers make any recommendation as to whether holders of the Securities should tender or refrain from tendering the Securities.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The Tender Offers are being made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. In any jurisdiction where the laws require a tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of RR Donnelley by the dealer managers, or one or more registered brokers or dealers under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance return on investment and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the Company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.

For more information, and for RR Donnelley's Corporate Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at www.rrdonnelley.com.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the full cautionary statements contained in RR Donnelley's filings with the SEC. RR Donnelley disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: RR Donnelley Investor Contact:

   Dave Gardella

   Senior Vice President

   Finance

   312-326-8155

   david.a.gardella@rrd.com



   RR Donnelley Media Contact:

   Doug Fitzgerald

   Executive Vice President

   Communications

   630-322-6830

   doug.fitzgerald@rrd.com

Source: RR Donnelley

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