Republic of Uruguay – Announcement Of Tender Offer

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —
Tender Offer
The Republic of Uruguay («Uruguay») announced today the commencement of an offer…

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

Tender Offer

The Republic of UruguayUruguay«) announced today the commencement of an offer to purchase for cash (the «Tender Offer«) bonds of each series of Global Bonds listed in the table below (collectively, the «Old Bonds» and each Old Bond, a «series» of Old Bonds) such that the aggregate Purchase Price to be paid for the Old Bonds tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer is equal to a maximum purchase amount for each series to be determined by Uruguay in its sole discretion (the «Maximum Purchase Amount«). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are set forth in the offer to purchase, dated May 13, 2021 (the «Offer to Purchase«).

The Tender Offer is not conditioned upon any minimum participation of any series of Old Bonds but is conditioned, among other things, on the pricing, but not the closing, of the issuance of Uruguay’s new Peso-denominated Global Bonds due 2031 and an additional issuance of Uruguay’s existing U.S. dollar-denominated 4.375% Global Bonds due 2031 (collectively, the «New Bonds«), each, in an amount, with pricing and on terms and conditions acceptable to Uruguay in its sole discretion, with pricing terms expected to be announced at or around 4:00 p.m., New York time on May 13, 2021 (the «New Bonds Offerings«).

The Tender Offer will commence at or around 8:00 a.m., New York time, on May 13, 2021 and, unless extended or earlier terminated, (i) expire at 12:00 noon, New York time, on May 13, 2021 for non-preferred tenders (the «Non-Preferred Tender Period«), and (ii) expire at 2:00 p.m., New York time, on May 13, 2021 for preferred tenders (the «Preferred Tender Period«). The settlement of the Tender Offer is scheduled to occur on May 20, 2021 (the «Tender Offer Settlement Date«). The purchase price to be paid per Ps. 1,000 principal amount of each series of Global Ps. Bonds and per U.S.$1,000 principal amount of each series of Global USD Bonds tendered and accepted pursuant to the Tender Offer will be equal to the fixed price indicated in the table below (the «Purchase Price«). Holders whose Old Bonds are accepted in the Tender Offer will also receive any accrued and unpaid interest from, and including, the last interest payment date for such Old Bonds up to, but excluding, the Tender Offer Settlement Date (the «Accrued Interest«). Accrued Interest for Preferred and Non-Preferred Tender Orders will be payable in cash.

Global Ps. Bonds

Outstanding

Principal Amount

as of Thursday,

May 13, 2021



ISIN

(Rule 144A / Reg S)



CUSIP

(Rule 144A / Reg S)

Common Code

(Rule 144A / Reg S)

Purchase Price (per

Ps.1,000 Principal

Amount) (1)
(2) 

9.875% Global Ps. Bonds due

2022 («2022 Ps. Bonds»)

Ps. 35,271,246,000  

US917288BJ06 /

USP96006AE41

917288 BJ0 /

P96006 AE4

163395410 /

163395444

Ps. 1,045.00

8.500% Global Ps. Bonds due

2028 («2028 Ps. Bonds»)

Ps. 31,603,000,000

US760942BC54 /

USP80557BV53

760942 BC5 /

 P80557 BV5

168332475 /

168332521

Ps. 1,047.50







Global USD Bonds

Outstanding

Principal Amount

as of Thursday,

May 13, 2021



ISIN



CUSIP

Common Code

Purchase Price (per

US$1,000 Principal

Amount)
(2)

8.000% Global Bonds due 2022 

(«2022 USD Bonds»)

US$310,919,173.33

US917288BC52

917288BC5

023617129

US$1,087.50

4.500% Global Bonds due 2024 

(«2024 USD Bonds»)

US$1,009,616,897

US760942AZ58

760942AZ5

096139942

US$1,091.00







(1)

The Purchase Price of the Global Ps. Bonds shall be converted into U.S. dollars at an exchange rate of Ps.44.026 to US$1.00.

(2)

In addition, investors will receive Accrued Interest, as described above.

Tender Orders (as defined below) made by holders of (i) 2022 Ps. Bonds or the 2028 Ps. Bonds who have submitted a corresponding Indication of Interest (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) for the new Peso-denominated Global Bonds due 2031 prior to the New Bonds Pricing Time (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) will be accepted before any other Tender Orders of such series, and (ii) 2022 USD Bonds or 2024 USD Bonds who have submitted a corresponding Indication of Interest for the New USD 2031 Bonds prior to the New Bonds Pricing Time will be accepted before any other Tender Orders of such series.

During the Non-Preferred Tender Period or Preferred Tender Period, as applicable, a holder of Old Bonds may place orders to tender Old Bonds («Tender Orders«) only through one of the Dealer Managers (as defined below).  Holders will NOT be able to submit tenders through Euroclear Bank SA/NV («Euroclear«), Clearstream Banking, société anonyme («Clearstream«) or the Depository Trust Company («DTC«) systems.  If a holder does not have an account with a Dealer Manager, such holder may place a tender offer through any broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company, other financial institution or other custodian that it customarily uses that has an account with a Dealer Manager. Your broker must contact one of the Dealer Managers to submit a Tender Order on your behalf.

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as the billing and delivering bank for the Tender Offer (in such capacity, the «Billing and Delivering Bank«), will consolidate all Tender Orders and, upon instruction of Uruguay, accept Old Bonds for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, subject to proration as described in the Offer to Purchase, at or around 8:00 a.m., New York time, on May 14, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Tender Offer is subject to Uruguay’s right, at its sole discretion and subject to applicable law, to instruct the Billing and Delivering Bank to extend, terminate, withdraw, or amend the Tender Offer at any time. Each of Uruguay and the Billing and Delivering Bank reserves the right, in the sole discretion of each of them, not to accept any Tender Orders for any reason. Tender Orders by a holder of Old Bonds must be in permitted tender amounts as set forth in the Offer to Purchase. Tender Orders that are not for Permitted Tender Amounts will not be accepted.

There is no letter of transmittal or guaranteed delivery procedure in connection with this Tender Offer. If you hold Old Bonds through DTC, they must be delivered to the Billing and Delivering Bank for settlement no later than 3:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tender Offer Settlement Date. If you hold Old Bonds through Euroclear or Clearstream, the latest process you can use to deliver your Old Bonds to the Billing and Delivering Bank is the overnight process, one day prior to the Tender Offer Settlement Date; you may not use the optional daylight process. Failure to deliver Old Bonds on time may result (i) in the cancellation of your tender and in you becoming liable for any damages resulting from that failure, (ii) in the case of Preferred Tenders (a) in the cancellation of any allocation of New Bonds in the New Bonds Offerings in respect of your related Indication of Interest and/or (b) in the cancellation of your tender and in your remaining obligation to purchase your allocation of New Bonds in respect of your related Indication of Interest and/or (iii) in the delivery of a buy-in notice for the purchase of such Old Bonds, executed in accordance with customary brokerage practices for corporate fixed income securities. Any holder whose tender is cancelled will not receive the Purchase Price or Accrued Interest. Holders will not have withdrawal rights with respect to any tenders of Old Bonds in the Tender Offer.  Old Bonds accepted for purchase will be settled on a delivery versus payment basis with the Billing and Delivering Bank on the Tender Offer Settlement Date in accordance with customary brokerage practices for corporate fixed income securities.

All Old Bonds that are tendered pursuant to Tender Orders placed through a Dealer Manager and accepted will be purchased by the Billing and Delivering Bank in such amounts as Uruguay shall determine and subject to the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase. Only the Billing and Delivering Bank will be liable for the payment of the Purchase Price and Accrued Interest for Old Bonds validly tendered and accepted as instructed by Uruguay.  Uruguay will not be liable under any circumstances for any payment of the Purchase Price and Accrued Interest to the holders of Old Bonds tendered in the Tender Offer. The Billing and Delivering Bank shall not be liable for payments to any holder of Old Bonds validly tendered and accepted for purchase if such holder fails to deliver such Old Bonds on or prior to the settlement of the Tender Offer as described in the Offer to Purchase.

The Offer to Purchase may be downloaded from the Information Agent’s website at www.dfking.com/uruguay or obtained from the Information Agent, D.F. King & Co., Inc., 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 (Banks and Brokers Call: Toll Free: (877) 732-3621, or All Others Call: (212) 269-5550 Attention: Mei Zheng, or from any of the Dealer Managers.

The Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer are:

BofA Securities, Inc.

One Bryant Park, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10036

United States

Attention: Liability Management

In the United States:

Toll-free: +1 (800)-292-0070

Outside the United States:

Collect: +1 (646)-855-8988

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

452 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10018

United States

Attention: Global Liability Management

Group

Toll Free: +1 (888) HSBC-4LM

Collect: +1 (212) 525-5552

Email: lmamericas@us.hsbc.com

Santander Investment Securities

Inc.

45 East 53rd Street

New York, New York 10022

United States of America

Attention: Liability Management

Group

Collect:+1 (212) 940-1442

Toll-free: +1(855) 404-3636

Questions regarding the Tender Offer may be directed to the Dealer Managers at the above contact.

Uruguay has filed a registration statement (including prospectus supplement and the prospectus) with the SEC for the New Bonds Offerings and the issuance of New Bonds. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in the registration statement and other documents that Uruguay has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Uruguay and such offering.  You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov.  

The following additional information of Uruguay is available from the SEC website and also accompanies this free-writing prospectus:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/102385/000119312520174873/0001193125-20-174873-index.htm 

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/102385/000119312520139224/0001193125-20-139224-index.htm  

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/102385/000119312518072100/d526658dsb.htm 

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0000102385/000119312521155707/0001193125-21-155707-index.htm

Contact information: 

D.F. King & Co., Inc.

Attention: Mei Zheng

48 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

Toll Free: (877) 732-3621

All Others Call: (212) 269-5550

website: www.dfking.com/uruguay

 

Important Notice

This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell the Old Bonds. The Tender Offer will be made only by and pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase, as may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

The distribution of materials relating to the New Bonds Offerings and the Tender Offer, and the transactions contemplated by the New Bonds Offerings and Tender Offer, may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions.  Each of the New Bonds Offerings and the Tender Offer is made only in those jurisdictions where it is legal to do so. The New Bonds Offerings and the Tender Offer are void in all jurisdictions where they are prohibited. If materials relating to the New Bonds Offerings or the Tender Offer come into your possession, you are required to inform yourself of and to observe all of these restrictions. The materials relating to the New Bonds Offerings and the Tender Offer do not constitute, and may not be used in connection with, an offer or solicitation in any place where offers or solicitations are not permitted by law. If a jurisdiction requires that the New Bonds Offerings or the Tender Offer be made by a licensed broker or dealer and a Dealer Manager or any affiliate of a Dealer Manager is a licensed broker or dealer in that jurisdiction, the New Bonds Offerings or the Tender Offer, as the case may be, shall be deemed to be made by the Dealer Manager or such affiliate in that jurisdiction. Owners who may lawfully participate in the Tender Offer in accordance with the terms thereof are referred to as «holders.»

Stabilization/FCA

No securities are intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in any Member State of the European Economic Area («EEA»). For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, «MiFID II»); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended, «IMD»), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended, the «PRIIPs Regulation») for offering or selling any securities or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore any offering or selling of any securities or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.

No securities are intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom (the «UK»). For these purposes, (a) a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 («EUWA»); or (ii) a customer within the meaning of the provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 («FSMA») and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement the Insurance Distribution Directive, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the EUWA; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the EUWA, and (b) the expression «offer» includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for the securities. Consequently, no key information document required by the PRIIPs Regulation, as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the EUWA (the «UK PRIIPs Regulation»), for offering or selling securities or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the UK has been prepared and therefore any offering or selling of securities or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the UK may be unlawful under the UK PRIIPs Regulation.

The expression «Prospectus Regulation» means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended or superseded).

This announcement is intended for distribution only to persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the «Financial Promotion Order»), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) («high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.») of the Financial Promotion Order, (iii) are outside the United Kingdom, (iv) fall within Article 43 («Members and creditors of certain bodies corporate») of Financial Promotion Order, or (v) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as «relevant persons»). This document is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

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