ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Spire Missouri Inc. ("Spire Missouri" or the "Company"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR), today announced the pricing of the previously announced offers (the "Offers") to purchase any and all of the Company's First Mortgage Bonds, 7% Series due 2029 (the "2029 Bonds"), First Mortgage Bonds, 7.90% Series due 2030 (the "2030 Bonds"), First Mortgage Bonds, 6% Series due 2034 (the "2034 Bonds"), First Mortgage Bonds, 6.15% Series due 2036 (the "2036 Bonds") and First Mortgage Bonds, 4.625% Series due 2043 (the "2043 Bonds" and, together with the 2029 Bonds, the 2030 Bonds, the 2034 Bonds and the 2036 Bonds, the "Bonds"). The terms and conditions of the Offers are described in an offer to purchase dated June 8, 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase") and a notice of guaranteed delivery. The Offers will expire today at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, unless extended or earlier terminated as described in the Offer to Purchase (such time and date, as they may be extended, the "Expiration Time").
Holders of the Bonds who validly tender (and do not validly withdraw) their Bonds prior to the Expiration Time, or who deliver to the information and tender agent a properly completed and duly executed notice of guaranteed delivery in accordance with the instructions described in the Offer to Purchase, will be eligible to receive the tender consideration as set forth in the table below:
Title of Security
First Mortgage Bonds, 7% Series due June 1, 2029
0.625% due May
First Mortgage Bonds, 7.90% Series due September 15, 2030
0.625% due May
First Mortgage Bonds, 6% Series due May 1, 2034
0.625% due May
First Mortgage Bonds, 6.15% Series due June 1, 2036
2.000 % due
First Mortgage Bonds, 4.625% Series due August 15, 2043(2)
2.000 % due
Per $1,000 principal amount of Bonds validly tendered and accepted for purchase. The Reference Yield and the Tender Consideration for each series of Bonds were determined at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 12, 2020, as described in the Offer to Purchase.
The Tender Consideration was determined taking into account the par call date for such series of Bonds, as described in the Offer to Purchase.
In addition, holders who tender Bonds that are accepted for purchase by the Company pursuant to the Offers will receive a cash payment representing the accrued and unpaid interest on the relevant Bonds from, and including, the immediately preceding interest payment date applicable to such Bonds to, but excluding, the Settlement Date ("Accrued Interest"). The Company expects to pay the Tender Consideration, together with any Accrued Interest, to the holders of Bonds validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Time and not validly withdrawn on June 16, 2020 (such date the "Settlement Date") and to the holders of Bonds tendered through guaranteed delivery procedures on June 18, 2020 (such date the "Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date"). No tenders submitted after the Expiration Time will be valid, unless made by guaranteed delivery in accordance with the instructions described in the Offer to Purchase. Bonds purchased pursuant to the Offers are expected to be cancelled.
Tendered Bonds may be withdrawn at any time at or prior to the Expiration Time. The Company reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Offers at any time, subject to applicable law. The Offers are not conditioned on any minimum amount of Bonds being tendered.
The Offers are being made pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Offer to Purchase and notice of guaranteed delivery, copies of which may be obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the information and tender agent for the Offers, by telephone at +1 (866) 470-3900 or for banks and brokers, +1 (212) 430-3774 (Banks and Brokers only), or at the following web address: https://www.gbsc-usa.com/spire/.
Persons with questions regarding the Offers should contact the dealer manager: RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Collect: (212) 618-7843, Toll-Free by telephone at (877) 381-2099, E-mail: [email protected].
None of Spire Missouri, the dealer manager, the information and tender agent or the trustee for the Bonds, or any of their respective affiliates, is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Bonds in response to the Offers. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Bonds and, if so, the principal amount of Bonds to tender.
This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Offers are being made solely by means of the offer to purchase.
About Spire Missouri Inc.
The Company is a public utility engaged in the purchase, retail distribution and sale of natural gas, with primary offices located in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company is the largest natural gas distribution utility system in Missouri, serving approximately 1.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Company has two regions, one serving St. Louis and eastern Missouri and the other serving Kansas City and western Missouri.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than historical facts, that address activities that Spire Missouri assumes, plans, expects, believes, intends or anticipates (and other similar expressions) will, should or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on management's current beliefs, based on currently available information, as to the outcome and timing of future events, particularly the consummation of the Offers. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the results to differ materially from those expected by the management. Specifically, Spire Missouri cannot assure you that the Offers will be consummated on the terms currently contemplated, if at all. Information concerning these risks and other factors can be found in Spire Missouri's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, which can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. Spire Missouri does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
Scott W. Dudley Jr.
Jessica B. Willingham
Jessica. [email protected]
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