Liberty Mutual Announces Pricing Of Its Previously Announced Exchange Offers, New Notes Coupon, Acceptance Of Tendered Notes And Early Settlement Date

BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Mutual Group Inc. today announced the pricing of its previously announced offers to certain eligible holders to exchange new senior notes due 2050 for six series of its outstanding notes: its Series A Junior Subordinated Notes; its Series C Junior Subordinated Notes; its 6.500% Senior Notes due 2042; its 7.000% Senior Notes due 2034; its 6.500% Senior Notes due 2035; and its 4.850% Senior Notes due 2044.  In addition, Liberty Mutual announced that it will pay interest on the new notes at a rate per annum equal to 3.951%, as calculated in accordance with the terms of the confidential Offering Memorandum dated September 11, 2019. 

The table below indicates, among other things, the total exchange consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of existing notes validly tendered at or prior to the “early participation date” (5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 24, 2019) and accepted by Liberty Mutual (as determined in accordance with the terms of the Offering Memorandum): 













Composition of Total Exchange

Consideration(1)(3)

CUSIP No.


Title of Security


Reference

U.S.

Treasury

Security


Fixed

Spread

(bps)


Yield Used to

Price

Existing

Notes


Total Exchange

Consideration

(1)(2)(3)(4)


Principal

Amount of New

Notes(1)(4)


Cash(1)(4)

53079EAN4
U52932AJ6


Series A Junior

Subordinated

Notes


2.875%

U.S.T. due

5/15/2049


+290


5.001%


$1,323.47


$1,000


$323.47

53079EAR5
U52932AL1


Series C Junior

Subordinated

Notes


2.875%

U.S.T. due

5/15/2049


+310


5.201%


$1,658.64


$1,000


$658.64

53079EAZ7
U52932AS6


6.500% Senior

Notes due 2042


2.875%

U.S.T. due

5/15/2049


+165


3.751%


$1,416.33


$1,000


$416.33

53079EAE4
U52932AD9


7.000% Senior

Notes due 2034


2.875%

U.S.T. due

5/15/2049


+160


3.701%


$1,366.96


$1,000


$366.96

53079EAG9

U52932AE7


6.500% Senior

Notes due 2035


2.875%

U.S.T. due

5/15/2049


+145


3.551%


$1,348.62


$1,000


$348.62

53079EBF0

U52932AX5

U52932AY3


4.850% Senior

Notes due 2044


2.875%

U.S.T. due

5/15/2049


+170


3.801%


$1,167.64


$1,000


$167.64



(1)

Per $1,000 principal amount of existing notes accepted.

(2)

The total exchange consideration has been calculated based on the fixed spread for the applicable series of existing notes plus the bid-side yield of the applicable reference treasury security as of 10:00 a.m., New York City time,  today.  The yield of the 2.875% U.S. Treasury due May 15, 2049 was 2.101%.

(3)

The total exchange consideration includes the early participation premium, which is equal to $30 principal amount of the new notes for each $1,000 principal amount of existing notes accepted.

(4)

Does not include any accrued and unpaid interest.  Liberty Mutual will pay, in cash, accrued and unpaid interest on the existing notes up to, but not including, the early settlement date (expected to be September 27, 2019).

For each series of existing notes, the table below indicates, among other things, the principal amount validly tendered as of the early participation date, the principal amount accepted for exchange and the percentage of the principal amount of validly tendered existing notes that have been accepted for exchange by Liberty Mutual:

CUSIP No.


Title of Security


Principal Amount

Tendered by Early

Participation Date


Principal Amount

Accepted for

Exchange


% of Tendered

Principal

Amount

Accepted for

Exchange

53079EAN4

U52932AJ6


Series A Junior Subordinated

Notes


$67,072,000


$67,072,000


100%

53079EAR5

U52932AL1


Series C Junior Subordinated

Notes


$16,971,000


$16,971,000


100%

53079EAZ7

U52932AS6


6.500% Senior Notes due 2042


$480,148,000


$480,148,000


100%

53079EAE4

U52932AD9


7.000% Senior Notes due 2034


$78,575,000


$78,575,000


100%

53079EAG9

U52932AE7


6.500% Senior Notes due 2035


$169,402,000


$169,402,000


100%

53079EBF0

U52932AX5

U52932AY3


4.850% Senior Notes due 2044


$436,078,000


$436,078,000


100%

In accordance with the acceptance priority levels and proration procedures described in the confidential Offering Memorandum and related Letter of Transmittal, Liberty Mutual has accepted $1,248,246,000 in aggregate principal amount of the existing notes that were validly tendered for exchange at or prior to the early participation date.  Liberty Mutual expects to deliver an aggregate principal amount of $1,248,246,000 of New Notes, equal to the new notes issuance limit, and will pay an aggregate of $410,957,374.99 cash consideration, including accrued and unpaid interest, for the existing notes accepted for exchange on the early settlement date.  Accordingly, the requirement that Liberty Mutual issue at least $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the new notes will be satisfied on the early settlement date.  All other conditions to the exchange offers were deemed satisfied or waived by Liberty Mutual by the early participation date. 

Liberty Mutual has elected to have an early settlement date.  Accordingly, existing notes that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the early participation date and accepted by Liberty Mutual are expected to settle on September 27, 2019, unless extended by Liberty Mutual.  Since the principal amount of new notes issuable in all of the exchange offers would exceed the $1,248,246,000 new notes issuance limit, no additional existing notes will be accepted for exchange after the early participation date and there will be no final settlement date.  The exchange offers are scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on October 8, 2019, unless extended or earlier terminated by Liberty Mutual.

When issued, the new notes will not have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction.  Therefore, the new notes may be offered and resold only in transactions that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act and the securities laws of any other jurisdiction.  Liberty Mutual will not enter into a registration rights agreement with respect to the new notes.

This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase any securities or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities.  The exchange offers are being made only pursuant to the confidential Offering Memorandum and related Letter of Transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

For additional information contact:

Edward Peña

Director, Investor Relations

Liberty Mutual Group 

857-224-6655
Investor_Relations@LibertyMutual.com

Richard Angevine

Public Relations

Liberty Mutual Group

617-574-6638 
Richard.Angevine@LibertyMutual.com

SOURCE Liberty Mutual Insurance

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