Office Depot planning offering of US$250M in senior secured notes; proceeds will be used to fund tender offer for company's outstanding 6.25% senior notes due 2013
BOCA RATON, Florida
March 6, 2012
– Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services that helps customers save time, announced today that it plans to conduct a private offering (the “Offering”), subject to market and other conditions, of $250 million of senior secured notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes, together with cash on hand and borrowings under the senior secured asset based revolving credit facility, will be used to fund (or replenish cash that has been used to fund) the tender offer for Office Depot’s outstanding 6.25% Senior Notes due 2013, to pay fees and expenses associated with the Offering and for general corporate purposes.
The Notes will be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933. The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior secured basis by each of Office Depot’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries that guarantee the senior secured asset based revolving credit facility.
The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons, except to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes or any other securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act of 1933.
About Office Depot
Office Depot, dedicated to helping customers save time and money, provides office supplies and services through 1,677 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, and employs about 39,000 associates in 60 countries around the world.
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