Alcatel-Lucent announces preliminary results of Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.'s offer to purchase 2.875% Series B convertible senior debentures due in 2025
Paris, France, June 13, 2013 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced today the preliminary results of the offer to purchase by its wholly owned subsidiary, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., its 2.875% Series B convertible senior debentures due in 2025 at the option of their holders*. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. made the offer to purchase pursuant to the terms of the indenture governing the debentures. The tender offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 12, 2013.
BNY Mellon, the trustee and paying agent for the tender offer, received $763,828,000 aggregate principal amount of debentures validly surrendered and not validly withdrawn. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. will accept for purchase such debentures, representing approximately 99.8% of all outstanding debentures, on June 17, 2013. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. will deposit the $763,828,000 aggregate purchase price for such debentures with the paying agent, in cash, no later than June 17, 2013.
The aggregate principal amount of debentures validly surrendered and not validly withdrawn is subject to verification by BNY Mellon. The final results of the tender offer will be announced on June 17, 2013.
Debenture holders are advised that questions related to the surrender of debentures covered by the tender offer should be directed to BNY Mellon, the paying agent for the tender offer, at 212-815-5283.
* The purchase price for the debentures is $1,000 per $1,000 principal amount of debentures, plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, June 15, 2013, the interest payment date under the indenture governing the debentures.
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Source: Alcatel-Lucent via Thomson Reuters ONE
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