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BD Announces Early Tender Results and Upsizing of Offer SubCap

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<br /> BD Announces Early Tender Results and Upsizing of Offer SubCap<br />

PR Newswire



FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.


,


Aug. 22, 2022


/PRNewswire/ — Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) (the ”

Company

” or ”

BD

“) today announced the early tender results for its previously announced Tender Offers (as defined below) to purchase for cash certain of its outstanding debt securities listed in the table below.

In making the announcement, the Company has exercised its previously disclosed right to amend such Tender Offers to increase the Offer SubCap (as defined below) applicable to the 3.794% Senior Notes due 2050 from

$175,000,000

principal amount to

$190,000,000

principal amount.

The Tender Offers are being made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated

August 8, 2022

(as amended and supplemented hereby, the ”

Offer to Purchase

“). Except as specifically amended hereby, all other terms of the Tender Offers as previously announced in the Offer to Purchase remain unchanged. The Company refers investors to the Offer to Purchase for the complete terms and conditions of the Tender Offers.

The Company is offering to purchase for cash up to

$500,000,000

aggregate principal amount (which, subject to applicable law, may be increased in the Company’s sole discretion, the ”

Aggregate Offer Cap

“) of its (i) 3.794% Senior Notes due 2050, (ii) 7.000% Senior Debentures due 2027, (iii) 6.700% Senior Debentures due 2028, (iv) 6.000% Senior Notes due 2039, (v) 5.000% Senior Notes due 2040, (vi) 4.685% Senior Notes due 2044 and (vii) 4.669% Senior Notes due 2047 (collectively, the ”

Securities

” and each a ”

series

“), in the order of priority set forth in the table below (each, an ”

Acceptance Priority Level

“), subject to an aggregate principal amount of each series of Securities that does not exceed the applicable Offer SubCap, if any, set forth in the table below (each, an ”

Offer SubCap

“) (collectively, the ”

Tender Offers

“); provided that the Company will only accept for purchase up to an aggregate principal amount of all series of Securities that does not exceed the Aggregate Offer Cap.

As of the previously announced early tender date and time of

5:00 p.m.

,

New York City

time, on

August 19, 2022

(the ”

Early Tender Date

“), according to information provided by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the tender and information agent for the Tender Offers, the aggregate principal amount of each series of Securities set forth in the table below under “Principal Amount Tendered at Early Tender Date” has been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offers. Withdrawal rights for the Securities expired at

5:00 p.m.

,

New York City

time, on the Early Tender Date.



Title of Security



CUSIP Number



Principal Amount Outstanding



Offer SubCap



Acceptance Priority Level

(1)



U.S. Treasury Reference

Security



Bloomberg Reference Page



Fixed Spread



Early Tender Payment


(2)(3)



Principal Amount Tendered at Early Tender Date



Aggregate Principal Amount Accepted for Purchase


3.794% Senior Notes due 2050


075887CK3


$750,000,000


$190,000,000


1


2.250% U.S. Treasury Notes due 2/15/2052


FIT1


+145 bps


$30


$343,738,000


$190,000,000


7.000% Senior Debentures due 2027


075887AN9


$168,000,000


N/A


2


2.750% U.S. Treasury Notes due 7/31/2027


FIT1


+105 bps


$30


$51,946,000


$51,946,000


6.700% Senior Debentures due 2028


075887AQ2


$167,050,000


N/A


3


2.750% U.S. Treasury Notes due 7/31/2027


FIT1


+115 bps


$30


$54,689,000


$54,689,000


6.000% Senior Notes due 2039


075887AV1


$250,000,000


N/A


4


3.250% U.S. Treasury Notes due 5/15/2042


FIT1


+130 bps


$30


$127,144,000


$127,144,000


5.000% Senior Notes due 2040


075887AX7


$124,984,000


N/A


5


3.250% U.S. Treasury Notes due 5/15/2042


FIT1


+135 bps


$30


$34,106,000


$34,106,000


4.685% Senior Notes due 2044


075887BG3


$1,024,998,000


$325,000,000


6


3.250% U.S. Treasury Notes due 5/15/2042


FIT1


+130 bps


$30


$344,466,000


$42,115,000


4.669% Senior Notes due 2047


075887BX6


$1,500,000,000


N/A


7


2.250% U.S. Treasury Notes due 2/15/2052


FIT1


+155 bps


$30


$485,103,000


$0


(1)


Subject to the Aggregate Offer Cap, Offer SubCap, if any, and proration if applicable, the principal amount of each series of Securities that is purchased in the Tender Offers has been determined in accordance with the applicable Acceptance Priority Level (in numerical priority order) specified in this column.


(2)


Per $1,000 principal amount of Securities validly tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase.


(3)


The Total Consideration (as defined below) for each series of Securities validly tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase is calculated using the applicable Fixed Spread and is inclusive of the applicable Early Tender Payment. The Total Consideration for each series of Securities does not include the applicable Accrued Interest (as defined below), which will be payable in addition to the applicable Total Consideration.

All conditions, including the financing condition, in respect of the Tender Offers were satisfied or waived by the Company at the Early Tender Date. The Company has elected to exercise its right to make payment for the Securities that were validly tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Date and that are accepted for purchase on

August 23, 2022

(the ”

Early Settlement Date

“).

As previously disclosed in the Offer to Purchase, because the aggregate principal amount of 3.794% Senior Notes due 2050 validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to or at the Early Tender Date exceeds the applicable Offer SubCap and the aggregate principal amount of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to or at the Early Tender Date exceeds the Aggregate Offer Cap, the Company will accept for purchase the 3.794% Senior Notes due 2050 and the 4.685% Senior Notes due 2044 on a prorated basis as set forth in the table above. As described further in the Offer to Purchase, Securities tendered and not accepted for purchase will be promptly credited to the tendering holder’s account. Since the Tender Offers are fully subscribed at the Early Tender Date, the Company does not expect to accept for purchase any Securities tendered after the Early Tender Date on a subsequent settlement date.

The applicable consideration (the ”

Total Consideration

“) offered per

$1,000

principal amount of each series of Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the applicable Tender Offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the applicable fixed spread for such Securities specified in the table above plus the applicable yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable U.S. Treasury Reference Security specified in the table above as displayed on the applicable page on the Bloomberg Bond Trader FIT1 page at

10:00 a.m.

,

New York City

time, on

August 22, 2022

. The Company expects to announce the pricing of the Tender Offers later today.

Only holders of Securities who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Securities at or prior to the Early Tender Date are eligible to receive the Total Consideration for Securities accepted for purchase. Holders will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase from the applicable last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date (”

Accrued Interest

“).

All Securities accepted for purchase will be retired and cancelled and will no longer remain outstanding obligations of the Company.


Information Relating to the Tender Offers

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are the lead dealer managers for the Tender Offers. Academy Securities, Inc., Loop Capital Markets LLC and

Siebert Williams Shank

& Co., LLC are co-dealer managers for the Tender Offers. Investors with questions regarding the Tender Offers may contact Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect) or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at (866) 309-6316 (toll-free) or (704) 410-4759 (collect) or by email at

[email protected]

. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is the tender and information agent for the Tender Offers and can be contacted at (855) 654-2014 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect).

None of the Company or its affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the dealer managers, the tender and information agent or the trustee with respect to any series of Securities is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Securities in response to any of the Tender Offers, and neither the Company nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decisions as to whether to tender any of their Securities, and, if so, the principal amount of Securities to tender.

The full details of the Tender Offers, including complete instructions on how to tender Securities, are included in the Offer to Purchase. Holders are strongly encouraged to read carefully the Offer to Purchase, including materials incorporated by reference therein, because they contain important information. The Offer to Purchase may be downloaded from Global Bondholder Services Corporation’s website at

www.gbsc-usa.com/BectonDickinson

or obtained from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, free of charge, by calling toll-free at (855) 654-2014 (bankers and brokers can call collect at (212) 430-3774).

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy, or the solicitation of an offer to sell, any of the Securities and the Tender Offers do not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Securities in any jurisdiction or in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.


About BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 75,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.


Contacts: |



Media:



Investors:


Troy Kirkpatrick


Francesca DeMartino


VP, Public Relations


SVP, Head of Investor Relations


858.617.2361


201.847.5743



[email protected]



[email protected]


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain estimates and other forward-looking statements (as defined under federal securities laws) regarding BD’s performance, including in relation to the consummation of the Tender Offers. All such statements are based upon current expectations of BD and involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from anticipated results described, implied or projected in any forward-looking statement. With respect to forward-looking statements contained herein, a number of factors could cause actual results to vary materially. These factors include, but are not limited to, the factors discussed in BD’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BD does not intend to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as required by applicable laws or regulations.

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