NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) (the “Company”) announced today the early tender results for the previously announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase up to $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.300% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “Notes”) and that it has amended the Tender Offer by increasing the maximum aggregate principal amount of Notes that may be purchased in the Tender Offer to $650,000,000 (as amended, the “Tender Cap”).
The following table sets forth some of the terms of the Tender Offer:
CUSIP / ISIN
(1) Rounded to nearest hundredth of a percentage point.
The Tender Offer commenced on May 18, 2023 and will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 16, 2023, unless extended or earlier terminated by the Company (the “Expiration Date”). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 18, 2023, as amended by this press release (as it may be further amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Offer to Purchase.
As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 1, 2023 (the “Early Tender Deadline”), according to information provided by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent and tender agent for the Tender Offer, $676,243,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer. Withdrawal rights for the Notes expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 1, 2023.
The “Total Consideration” for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the fixed spread over the yield to maturity of the Reference U.S. Treasury Security specified in the table above and in the Offer to Purchase at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, today, and includes an early tender premium of $50 per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes accepted for purchase. The Company expects to announce the pricing of the Tender Offer and the amount of Notes accepted for purchase later today.
Only holders of Notes who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Notes at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline are eligible to receive the Total Consideration for the Notes accepted for purchase. Holders of Notes will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on their Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase from and including the most recent interest payment date for the Notes up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.
On June 5, 2023, the Company expects to pay for the Notes that were validly tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and that are accepted for purchase.
The purchase of all of the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer would cause the Company to purchase Notes with an aggregate principal amount in excess of the Tender Cap. Accordingly, the Notes will be purchased on a pro rata basis up to the Tender Cap in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the “Proration Factor” specified in the table above. Since the Tender Offer was fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Deadline, the Company will not accept for purchase any Notes validly tendered after the Early Tender Deadline.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as Lead Dealer Manager for the Tender Offer. For additional information regarding the terms of the Tender Offer, please contact: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or (212) 834-4818 (collect). Requests for documents and questions regarding the tendering of Notes may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., which is acting as the information agent and tender agent for the Tender Offer, at (800) 431-9645 (toll-free), (212) 269-5550 (toll) or email email@example.com.
THIS PRESS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE NOTES. THE OFFER TO PURCHASE SETS FORTH THE COMPLETE TERMS OF THE TENDER OFFER. HOLDERS OF THE NOTES SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE OFFER TO PURCHASE BECAUSE IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND THIS PRESS RELEASE DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE NOTES 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 OR BLUE SKY LAWS. IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SECURITIES, BLUE SKY OR OTHER LAWS REQUIRE THE TENDER OFFER TO BE MADE BY A LICENSED BROKER OR DEALER, THE TENDER OFFER WILL BE DEEMED TO BE MADE ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY BY THE DEALER MANAGERS, IF THE DEALER MANAGERS ARE LICENSED BROKERS OR DEALERS UNDER THE LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION, OR BY ONE OR MORE REGISTERED BROKERS OR DEALERS THAT ARE LICENSED UNDER THE LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.
NONE OF THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY, THE DEALER MANAGERS, THE TRUSTEE OF THE NOTES OR THE INFORMATION AND TENDER AGENT MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION TO ANY HOLDER OF NOTES IN CONNECTION WITH THE TENDER OFFER. HOLDERS MUST MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS AS TO WHETHER TO TENDER THEIR NOTES AND, IF SO, THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES TO TENDER.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops, operates, and publishes products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Zynga. Our products are currently designed for console gaming systems, personal computers, and mobile, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO.
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