Gerdau S A : Notice to the Market - Early Tender Results
GERDAU S.A. ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF EARLY TENDER PERIOD OF THE CASH TENDER OFFER FOR CERTAIN OF THE OUTSTANDING 4.750% BONDS DUE 2023, 5.893% BONDS DUE 2024 AND
4.875% BONDS DUE 2027
São Paulo, Brazil, November 19, 2021 - Gerdau S.A. (Bovespa: GGBR, NYSE: GGB, Latibex: XGGB) ("Gerdau" or the "Company") hereby announces the results of the early tender period under the previously announced offer by the Company to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") up to a maximum tender consideration of U.S. $500,000,000 (including the Early Tender Payment, if applicable) of certain of the outstanding 4.750% Bonds due 2023 (the "2023 Bonds") issued by issued by Gerdau Trade Inc. ("GTI"), 5.893% Bonds due 2024 (the "2024 Bonds") issued jointly by Gerdau Holdings, Inc. ("GHI") and GTL Trade Finance Inc., ("GTL") and the 4.875% Bonds due 2027 (the "2027 Bonds", and together with the 2023 Bonds and the 2024 Bonds, the "Bonds" and each, a "series" of Bonds) issued by GTI (GTI, GHI and GTL, collectively, the "Offerors"). The Tender Offer is being made pursuant to the offer to purchase dated November 4, 2021 (the "Offer to Purchase"). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this press release shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Offer to Purchase.
The principal amount of each series of Bonds that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer as of the Early Tender Date and the principal amount of each series of Bonds that have been accepted for purchase by the Company are set forth in the table below.
* Per U.S.$1,000 principal amount of the Bonds.
CUSIP / ISIN
The Tender Offer is subject to, and conditioned upon, the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions as set forth in the Offer to Purchase.
Gerdau will deliver cash with respect to such validly tendered and accepted Bonds on November 22, 2021.
On the Early Settlement Date, eligible holders of Bonds that were validly tendered prior to the Early Tender Date, and whose Bonds were accepted for purchase, will be entitled to receive the total consideration for the Bonds of each series (the "Total Consideration") as determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the applicable fixed spread specified for such series on the table above over the yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable U.S. Treasury Security specified for such series on the
table above, as calculated by the Dealer Managers (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 18, 2021 (subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Offer to Purchase) for each U.S.$1,000 principal amount of the Bonds which includes, in each case, an early tender payment (the "Early Tender Payment") of U.S.$30.00 per U.S. $1,000 principal amount of the Bonds. In addition, such eligible holders will be entitled to receive a cash payment equal to the accrued and unpaid interest on such Bonds up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.
The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m. New York City time, on December 3, 2021, unless extended or earlier terminated. The withdrawal deadline for the Tender Offer was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 18, 2021 and so has passed. Accordingly, Bonds tendered (in the past or future) in the Tender Offer may no longer be withdrawn, except if required by applicable law.
The Information and Tender Agent for the Tender Offer is D.F. King & Co. To contact the Information and Tender Agent, banks and brokers may call (866) 207-3636 or email email@example.com.
The Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer are Banco BTG Pactual S.A. - Cayman Branch, BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Santander Investment Securities Inc. Any questions or requests for assistance may be directed to Banco BTG Pactual S.A. - Cayman Branch at Collect: +1 (212) 293-4600 or by email at OL-DCM@btgpactual.com, BofA Securities, Inc. at Collect: +1 (646) 855-8988 or U.S. Toll- Free: +1 (888) 292-0070, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at Collect: +1 (212) 761-1057 or U.S. Toll-Free: +1
624-1808or Santander Investment Securities Inc. at Collect: +1 (212) 940-1442 or U.S. Toll-Free:
404-3636.In addition, Holders may contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Tender Offer.
Documents in connection with the Tender Offer are available at the offices of the Information Agent, D.F. King & Co., Inc., 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10005, Attn: Andrew Beck.
This notice does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, or any solicitation of any offer to sell, the Bonds or any other securities in the United States or any other country, nor shall it or any part of it, or the fact of its release, form the basis of, or be relied on or in connection with, any contract therefor. The Tender Offer is made only by and pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase and the information in this notice is qualified by reference to the Offer to Purchase. None of the Dealer Managers or the Information and Tender Agent make any recommendations as to whether Holders should tender their Bonds pursuant to the Tender Offer.
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This notice to the market does not represent an offer to sell securities or a solicitation to buy securities in the United States or in any other country.
This notice to the market is released for disclosure purposes only, in accordance with applicable legislation. It does not constitute marketing material and should not be interpreted as advertising an offer to sell or soliciting any offer to buy securities issued by any of the Offerors. This notice to the market is not for distribution in or into or to any person located or resident in the United States, its territories and possessions, any state of the United States or the District of Columbia or in any jurisdiction where it is unlawful to release, publish or distribute this announcement, other than any exemption thereunder.
This notice includes and references "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may relate to, among other things, the Offerors' business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, margins and profitability.
Although the Offerors believe the assumptions upon which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of these assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and the forward-looking statements based on these assumptions could be incorrect.
The matters discussed in these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and trends to differ materially from those made, projected, or implied in or by the forward-looking statements depending on a variety of uncertainties or other factors.
The Offerors undertake no obligation to update any of their forward-looking statements.