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Macy’s, Inc. Announces Debt Tender Offer

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2018-- Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), has commenced a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase up to $600 million in aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Tender Offer Amount”) of its outstanding Notes listed in the table below, in the order of priority shown in the table.

The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are described in an Offer to Purchase dated November 28, 2018 (the “Offer to Purchase”). The Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions as set forth in the Offer to Purchase. Capitalized terms used in this press release and not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

CUSIP
Number

  Title of Security  

Original
Issuer (1)

 

Aggregate
Principal
Amount
Outstanding

 

Acceptance
Priority
Level

 

Early
Tender
Premium
(2)

 

Reference U.S.
Treasury Security

 

Bloomberg
Reference
Page

 

Fixed
Spread
(basis
points)

 

Hypothetical
Total Tender
Offer
Consideration
(2)(3)(4)

577778CB7   6.65% Senior Debentures due 2024   May  

$285,288,000

 

1

 

$30

  2.875% U.S. Treasury due 10/31/2023   FIT1   180   $1,095.07
577778BL6 8.75% Senior Debentures due 2029 May $18,151,000 2 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 325 $1,183.97
577778BK8 7.875% Senior Debentures due 2030 May $12,193,000 3 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 325 $1,124.06
577778BQ5 6.9% Senior Debentures due 2032 May $27,477,000 4 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 320 $1,056.26
577778CE1 6.7% Senior Debentures due 2034 May $235,377,000 5 $30 3.00% U.S. Treasury due 8/15/2048 FIT1 320 $1,017.57
314275AC2 6.375% Senior Notes due 2037 FRHI $226,560,000 6 $30 3.00% U.S. Treasury due 8/15/2048 FIT1 320 $984.74
31410HAQ4 6.9% Senior Debentures due 2029 FDSI $306,150,000 7 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 285 $1,075.21
577778BH5 6.7% Senior Debentures due 2028 May $136,556,000 8 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 285 $1,057.59
55616XAC1 7.0% Senior Debentures due 2028 FDSI $270,857,000 9 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 275 $1,083.36
55616XAB3 6.79% Senior Debentures due 2027 FDSI $165,442,000 10 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 270 $1,068.74
55616XAM9 4.5% Senior Notes due 2034 MRHI $470,000,000 11 $30 3.00% U.S. Treasury due 8/15/2048 FIT1 310 $809.88
577778AZ6 7.6% Senior Debentures due 2025 May $24,265,000 12 $30 3.125% U.S. Treasury due 11/15/2028 FIT1 220 $1,126.67
55616XAG2 5.125% Senior Notes due 2042 MRHI $250,000,000 13 $30 3.00% U.S. Treasury due 8/15/2048 FIT1 340 $814.38
55616XAH0 2.875% Senior Notes due 2023 MRHI $750,000,000 14 $30 2.875% U.S. Treasury due 10/31/2023 FIT1 160 $938.95
55616XAK3 4.375% Senior Notes due 2023 MRHI $400,000,000 15 $30 2.875% U.S. Treasury due 10/31/2023 FIT1 165 $992.80
55616XAL1 3.625% Senior Notes due 2024 MRHI $500,000,000 16 $30 2.875% U.S. Treasury due 10/31/2023 FIT1 180 $948.92
(1)   A Series of Notes designated with “May” was originally issued by The May Department Stores Company. A Series of Notes designated with “FRHI” was originally issued by Federated Retail Holdings, Inc. A Series of Notes designated with “FDSI” was originally issued by Federated Department Stores, Inc. A Series of Notes designated with “MRHI” was originally issued by the Company.
 
(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered on or before the Early Tender Date, not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase.
 
(3) Includes the Early Tender Premium of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes for each Series as set forth in this table.
 
(4) Based on the reference yield of the Reference U.S. Treasury Security (as set forth above) as of 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 27, 2018, and an expected Early Settlement Date of December 13, 2018.
 

The amounts of each Series of Notes that are purchased in the Tender Offer will be determined in accordance with the priorities identified in the column “Acceptance Priority Level” in the table above with “1” having the highest priority. The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 26, 2018, unless extended (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the “Expiration Date”) or earlier terminated. In order to receive the applicable Total Tender Offer Consideration, holders of Notes subject to the Tender Offer must validly tender and not validly withdraw their Notes on or before the Early Tender Date, which is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 11, 2018, unless extended. Holders of Notes subject to the Tender Offer who validly tender their Notes after the Early Tender Date and on or before the Expiration Date and whose Notes are accepted for purchase will receive the applicable Late Tender Offer Consideration.

The applicable Total Tender Offer Consideration for each $1,000 in principal amount of Notes tendered and accepted for payment pursuant to the Tender Offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase. The consideration will be determined by reference to a fixed spread specified for such Series of Notes over the yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable Reference U.S. Treasury Security specified in the table above, as fully described in the Offer to Purchase. The consideration will be calculated by the Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the business day immediately following the Early Tender Date, unless extended (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the “Price Determination Date”). The Price Determination Date is expected to be December 12, 2018. The Late Tender Offer Consideration is the applicable Total Tender Offer Consideration minus the applicable Early Tender Premium for each Series of Notes as set forth in the table above.

In addition to the applicable Total Tender Offer Consideration or applicable Late Tender Offer Consideration, as the case may be, accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the applicable Settlement Date will be paid in cash on all validly tendered Notes accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer. The purchase price plus accrued and unpaid interest for Notes that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase will be paid by the Company in same day funds promptly following the Early Tender Date (the “Early Settlement Date”). The Company expects that the Early Settlement Date will be December 13, 2018, the first business day after the Price Determination Date. The purchase price plus accrued and unpaid interest for Notes that are validly tendered after the Early Tender Date and on or before the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase will be paid by the Company in same day funds promptly following the Expiration Date (the “Final Settlement Date”). The Company expects that the Final Settlement Date will be December 27, 2018, the first business day after the Expiration Date, assuming the Maximum Tender Offer Amount is not purchased on the Early Settlement Date. No tenders will be valid if submitted after the Expiration Date. If the Company purchases the Maximum Tender Offer Amount of Notes on the Early Settlement Date, Holders who validly tender Notes after the Early Tender Date but on or before the Expiration Date will not have any of their Notes accepted for purchase. Holders of Notes subject to the Tender Offer who validly tender their Notes on or before the Early Tender Date may not withdraw their Notes after 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 11, 2018, unless extended (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the “Withdrawal Date”), except in the limited circumstances described in the Offer to Purchase. Holders of Notes subject to the Tender Offer who validly tender their Notes after the Withdrawal Date but on or before the Expiration Date may not withdraw their Notes except in the limited circumstances described in the Offer to Purchase.

The Company intends to use one or more of the following sources to provide the total amount of funds required to purchase the Notes sought pursuant to the Tender Offer, to pay all accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes, and to pay all fees and expenses in connection therewith: cash, cash equivalents, borrowings under a credit facility and other available cash resources.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are the Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer. D.F. King & Co., Inc. is the Tender Agent and Information Agent. Persons with questions regarding the Tender Offer should contact BofA Merrill Lynch at (toll-free) (888) 292-0070, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (toll-free) (800) 820-1653, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (toll-free) (866) 834-4666 and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at (toll-free) (866) 309-6316. Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase, Letter of Transmittal and related materials should be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (toll-free) (800) 761-6523, collect at (212) 269-5550 or by email to macys@dfking.com. Questions regarding the tendering of Notes may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (toll-free) (800) 761-6523, collect at (212) 269-5550 or by email to macys@dfking.com.

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Tender Offer is made only by the Offer to Purchase and the information in this press release is qualified by reference to the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal dated November 28, 2018. None of Macy’s or its affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent, the Information Agent or the trustees with respect to any Notes is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offer, and neither Macy’s nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2017 sales of $24.837 billion and approximately 130,000 employees, the company operates approximately 690 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and more than 180 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage and STORY. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing of, proposed real estate and other transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, the effect of federal tax reform, store closings, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers’ outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television shopping and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other factors identified in documents filed by Macy’s with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Macy’s disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Media – Blair Fasbender Rosenberg
646-429-6032
media@macys.com

Investors – Monica Koehler
513-579-7780
investors@macys.com

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