Herbalife announces offering of US$1B in convertible senior notes due 2019

LOS ANGELES , February 3, 2014 (press release) – Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) today announced that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer $1 billion aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2019 (the "Convertible Notes") in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The initial purchasers of the Convertible Notes will be Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Morgan Stanley. The company expects to grant an option to the initial purchasers to purchase up to an additional $150 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Notes. The Convertible Notes are expected to pay interest semiannually and upon conversion will be settled in cash and, if applicable, the company's common shares, based on a conversion rate to be determined at the pricing of the Convertible Notes. The Convertible Notes will mature on August 15, 2019, unless repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date. Prior to May 15, 2019, the Convertible Notes will be convertible only upon the occurrence of certain events and during certain periods, and thereafter, at any time until the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date.

The company expects to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Convertible Notes to fund the cost of repurchasing its common shares by entering into prepaid forward share repurchase transactions and the cost of certain capped call transactions, described below. The company expects to use the remaining net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, the repurchase of outstanding common shares.

In connection with the offering, the company intends to enter into one or more prepaid forward share repurchase transactions (each a "Forward Transaction") with one or more of the initial purchasers (or their respective affiliates) (each a "Forward Counterparty"), pursuant to which the company will purchase a specified number of common shares for settlement on or around the maturity date for the Convertible Notes, subject to the ability of each Forward Counterparty to elect to settle all or a portion of its Forward Transaction early. The Forward Transactions are generally expected to facilitate privately negotiated derivative transactions between the Forward Counterparties and holders of the Convertible Notes, including swaps, relating to the common shares by which holders of the Convertible Notes will establish short positions relating to the common shares and otherwise hedge their investments in the Convertible Notes concurrently with, or shortly after, the pricing of the Convertible Notes.

In addition, in connection with the offering, the company expects to enter into one or more capped call transactions (each a "Capped Call Transaction") with one or more of the initial purchasers (or their respective affiliates) and/or one or more other financial institutions (each an "Option Counterparty"). The Capped Call Transactions are expected generally to reduce the potential dilution upon conversion of the Convertible Notes in the event that the market price of the common shares is greater than the strike price of the Capped Call Transactions, which will initially correspond to the initial conversion price of the Convertible Notes, with such reduction of potential dilution subject to a cap based on the cap price of the Capped Call Transactions. If the initial purchasers exercise their option to purchase additional Convertible Notes, the company expects to enter into one or more additional Capped Call Transactions with the Option Counterparties.

The company has been advised that, in connection with establishing their initial hedges of the Capped Call Transactions, the Option Counterparties expect to purchase the common shares over a five trading day period immediately following the pricing of the Convertible Notes. Hedging of the Forward Transactions and Capped Call Transactions could have the effect of increasing, or reducing the size of any decrease in, the price of the Convertible Notes or the common shares concurrently with, or shortly after, the pricing of the Convertible Notes.

In addition, the Forward Counterparties (or their respective affiliates) are likely to modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivative transactions with respect to the common shares and/or by purchasing the common shares or other securities of the company in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the Convertible Notes and prior to the maturity of the Convertible Notes (and are likely to do so during the final valuation period under the Forward Transactions, which precedes the maturity date for the Convertible Notes, on or around any earlier observation period related to a conversion of the Convertible Notes and on or around any election by a Forward Counterparty to settle all or a portion of its Forward Transaction early). Further, the Option Counterparties are likely to modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to the common shares and/or purchasing or selling common shares or other securities of the company in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the Convertible Notes and prior to the maturity of the Convertible Notes (and are likely to do so during any observation period related to a conversion of Convertible Notes).

The effect, if any, of any of these transactions and activities on the market price of the common shares or the Convertible Notes will depend in part on market conditions and cannot be ascertained at this time, but any of these activities could also cause or avoid an increase or a decrease in the market price of the common shares or the Convertible Notes, which could affect the ability of holders of the Convertible Notes to convert the Convertible Notes and, to the extent the activity occurs during any conversion period related to a conversion of Convertible Notes, it could affect the amount and value of the consideration that holders of the Convertible Notes will receive upon conversion of the Convertible Notes.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Convertible Notes or the common shares issuable upon conversion of the Convertible Notes, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The Convertible Notes and any common shares issuable upon conversion of the Convertible Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

About Herbalife Ltd.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in over 90 countries through and to a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children.

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