KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Aug. 10, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. ("Cascades") (TSX: CAS) today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 5.750% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "Notes"), upon the terms and conditions described in Cascades' Offer to Purchase dated August 10, 2020 (the "Tender Offer").
The Tender Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 14, 2020, unless extended (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Time"). Holders who (i) validly tender their Notes prior to the Expiration Time or (ii) deliver a properly completed and duly executed Notice of Guaranteed Delivery and all other required documents on or prior to the Expiration Time and tender their Notes prior to the guaranteed delivery expiration date, which is 5:00 p.m., New York City Time, on August 19, 2020, and whose Notes are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will be entitled to receive the total consideration of US$1,018.00 per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase (the "Tender Offer Consideration"), plus any accrued and unpaid interest from the most recent interest payment date on the Notes up to, but not including, the settlement date, which is expected to be August 17, 2020. Notes tendered prior to the Expiration Time may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Time.
The Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions that are set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated August 10, 2020 (as amended or supplemented, the "Offer to Purchase"), including, without limitation, Cascades having available funds, including gross proceeds of at least $200 million from a debt financing transaction, on terms and conditions satisfactory to Cascades, together with borrowings under Cascades' revolving credit facility, sufficient to pay the Tender Offer Consideration with respect to all outstanding Notes in the Tender Offer, and certain other customary conditions.
There can be no assurance that any of the conditions to the Tender Offer will be satisfied.
Cascades has engaged Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as Dealer Manager for the Tender Offer. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery are available at www.dfking.com/cascades and may be obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Tender Agent and Information Agent, by e-mail to email@example.com or by phone at (877) 732-3613 (toll-free) or (212) 709-3328. Please direct questions regarding the Tender Offer to Wells Fargo Securities, LLC by phone at (866) 309-6316 or (704) 410-4759 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Tender Offer is being made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require any tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer will be deemed to be made on behalf of Cascades by the dealer manager or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction. In addition, this press release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation to buy any securities issued in connection with Cascades' concurrent senior notes offering announced separately today.
Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs approximately 12,000 women and men across a network of close to 90 facilities in North America and Europe. Driven by its participative management, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous research and development efforts, Cascades continues to provide innovative products that customers have come to rely on, while contributing to the well-being of people, communities and the entire planet. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.
This release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the timing and principal amount of debt securities to be purchased in the Tender Offer, including certain terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, those that may be set forth in the Offer to Purchase. Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have a material adverse effect on Cascades' business, financial condition and results of operations.
SOURCE Cascades Inc.
Vice-President, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development
Jennifer Aitken, MBA, Director, Investor Relations
Allan Hogg, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer