Exela Technologies, Inc. Announces Successful Results and Expiration of Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation
IRVING, Texas, Dec. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exela Technologies, Inc. (“Exela” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: XELA) today announced the expiration and final results with respect to the previously announced exchange offer (the "Exchange Offer") that certain of its subsidiaries (the “Issuers”) launched on October 27, 2021, as amended on November 19, 2021 and November 26, 2021, to exchange up to $225 million in cash and new 11.500% First-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “New Notes”) for the Issuers’ outstanding 10.000% First-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the “Old Notes”) and a solicitation of consents to proposed amendments with respect to the indenture governing the Old Notes (the “Consent Solicitation”).
As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 3, 2021 (the “Expiration Time”), according to information provided by D.F. King & Co., Inc., $912.66 million aggregate principal amount, or approximately 97.6%, of the outstanding Old Notes were validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) pursuant to the Exchange Offer (excluding any Old Notes held by the Issuers or affiliates). As a result, $22.84 million aggregate principal amount, or approximately 2.4%, of the Old Notes (excluding any Old Notes held by the Issuers or affiliates) will remain outstanding following the consummation of the Exchange Offer.
All conditions to the consummation of the Exchange Offer have been satisfied or waived, and the Issuers have accepted for purchase all validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) Old Notes. As a result, $662.66 million aggregate principal amount of the New Notes will be issued and $225 million in cash (excluding accrued but unpaid interest), which is equivalent to $726.08 of the New Notes and $246.53 in cash (excluding accrued but unpaid interest) per $1,000 principal amount of the Old Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn), will be paid to participating holders upon settlement of the Exchange Offer, which is expected to occur on or about December 8, 2021.
As previously announced, in connection with the Consent Solicitation, a supplemental indenture to the indenture governing the Old Notes was executed and delivered on December 1, 2021 to implement the amendments with respect to the indenture governing the Old Notes set forth in the Offering Memorandum (as defined below).
The Exchange Offer and the Consent Solicitation were made upon the terms and conditions set forth in the confidential offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement, dated October 27, 2021 (the “Original Offering Memorandum”), as supplemented by Supplement No. 1, dated November 19, 2021 (the “Offering Memorandum Supplement No. 1”), as further supplemented by Supplement No. 2, dated November 26, 2021 (the “Offering Memorandum Supplement No. 2”), and the press releases, dated November 10, 2021, November 19, 2021, November 26, 2021 and December 2, 2021 (together with the Original Offering Memorandum, the Offering Memorandum Supplement No. 1 and the Offering Memorandum Supplement No. 2, the “Offering Memorandum”), relating to the Old Notes. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this press release have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Offering Memorandum.
Available Documents and Other Details
Documents relating to the Exchange Offer and the Consent Solicitation are available to certain holders of the Old Notes. The Offering Memorandum was only distributed to eligible holders of the Old Notes who completed and returned an eligibility form confirming that they are either a "qualified institutional buyer" under Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or not a "U.S. person" under Regulation S under the Securities Act for purposes of applicable securities laws. Holders of the Old Notes who need assistance in connection with the Exchange Offer and the Consent Solicitation should contact D. F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Exchange Offer and the Consent Solicitation, by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling at (888) 644-6071 (U.S. Toll-free) or (212) 269-5550 (Collect). Holders of the Old Notes also can get a copy of the Original Offering Memorandum, the Offering Memorandum Supplement No. 1 and the Offering Memorandum Supplement No. 2 from D. F. King & Co., Inc.
The New Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any other applicable securities laws and, unless so registered, the New Notes may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred within the United States or to or for the account of any U.S. person, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements thereof. Accordingly, the New Notes were offered and will be issued only (i) to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) and (ii) to non-U.S. persons who are outside the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). Non U.S.-persons may also be subject to additional eligibility criteria.
The complete terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer and the Consent Solicitation are set forth in the Offering Memorandum. This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the New Notes. The Exchange Offer was only made pursuant to the Offering Memorandum. The Exchange Offer was not made to holders in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements included in this press release are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as "may", "should", "would", "plan", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "seem", "seek", "continue", "future", "will", "expect", "outlook" or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding our industry, future events, estimated or anticipated future results and benefits, future opportunities for Exela and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on the current expectations of Exela management and are not predictions of actual performance. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Exela's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Exela's expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Exela anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Exela's assessments to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Exela's assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
Exela is a business process automation (BPA) leader, leveraging a global footprint and proprietary technology to provide digital transformation solutions enhancing quality, productivity and end-user experience. With decades of experience operating mission-critical processes, Exela serves a growing roster of more than 4,000 customers throughout 50 countries, including over 60% of the Fortune® 100. Utilizing foundational technologies spanning information management, workflow automation and integrated communications, Exela’s software and services include multi-industry, departmental solution suites addressing finance and accounting, human capital management and legal management, as well as industry-specific solutions for banking, healthcare, insurance and the public sector. Through cloud-enabled platforms, built on a configurable stack of automation modules, and over 18,000 employees operating in 23 countries, Exela rapidly deploys integrated technology and operations as an end-to-end digital journey partner.
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