PEMBROKE, Bermuda, July 1, 2019 – Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance (“Sompo International”), announced today the final results of the previously announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding 7.00% Senior Notes due 2034 (the “Notes”). The Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on June 26, 2019 (the “Expiration Time”). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer were described by Sompo International in an Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery dated June 20, 2019. Acceptance by Sompo International of any Notes tendered for purchase was subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery.
According to information provided by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, as the tender agent for the Tender Offer, $39,427,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes was validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer (the “Accepted Notes”), including $2,750,000 in principal amount delivered following the Expiration Time and accepted by the Company and $102,000 in principal amount validly tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures. Sompo International has accepted for purchase all of the Accepted Notes. As announced on June 26, 2019, holders (i) of the Accepted Notes or (ii) who delivered a properly completed Notice of Guaranteed Delivery and all other required documents at or prior to the Expiration Time and who validly tender their Notes at or prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on June 28, 2019 and whose Notes are accepted for purchase have received or will receive the “Total Consideration” of $1,324.88 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery. In addition to the Total Consideration, such holders have received or will receive accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Settlement Date (as defined below). Payment for Notes validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted by Sompo International for purchase has been or will be made on the date referred to as the “Settlement Date” or, in the case of Notes tendered through guaranteed delivery procedures, the “Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date.” The Settlement Date occurred on June 27, 2019, and the Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date is currently expected to occur on July 1, 2019, two business days after the Settlement Date.
The closing of the Tender Offer was subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions as set forth in the Offer to Purchase. Any Notes purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer will be canceled.
Sompo International retained Mizuho Securities USA LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC to serve as the dealer managers for the Tender Offer.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Tender Offer was being made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery, each dated June 20, 2019. The Tender Offer is void in all jurisdictions where it is prohibited. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer was deemed to have been made on behalf of Sompo International by the Dealer Managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdictions.
About Sompo International
Sompo International Holdings Ltd. is a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, headquartered in Bermuda. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo International writes agriculture, professional lines, property, marine, energy, casualty and other specialty lines of insurance and catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines, weather risk and specialty lines of reinsurance. Sompo International companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sompo Holdings, Inc., whose core business encompasses one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the Japanese domestic market. We maintain excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A+ (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s on our principal operating subsidiaries. Sompo International’s headquarters are located at Waterloo House, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda and its mailing address is Sompo International, Suite No. 784, No. 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda.
For more information about Sompo International, please visit www.sompo-intl.com.
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