May 11, 2015
CUPERTINO, CA — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) announced that it has increased the size of its previously announced offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2027 (the “Notes.”) to $700 million. The Notes were priced at 99.718% of the aggregate principal amount and will bear interest at a rate of 4.875% per annum. The Notes will be issued by Seagate HDD Cayman (“HDD Cayman”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology plc (“Seagate”), and guaranteed by Seagate.
The Notes are being sold in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The sale of the Notes is expected to close on May 14, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
Seagate estimates that the net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $692 million after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses.
HDD Cayman intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, which may include, but are not limited to, replenishing cash associated with the redemption of the outstanding 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020, capital expenditures and other investments in the business.
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This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes nor shall there be any sale of the Notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Notes to be offered have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended, including, in particular, statements about the terms and conditions of, and completion of, the offering of the Notes described above. These statements identify prospective information and may include words such as “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this press release and are based on management’s current views and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are conditioned upon and also involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made.