Spotify Expertise S.A. (“Spotify”) (NYSE: SPOT) in the present day introduced that on February 25, 2021, its oblique subsidiary, Spotify USA Inc. (“Spotify USA”), priced its providing of $1,300,000,000 combination principal quantity of 0% exchangeable senior notes due 2026 (the “notes”) in a non-public providing to certified institutional consumers pursuant to Rule 144A underneath the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The notes will probably be totally and unconditionally assured, on a senior, unsecured foundation, by Spotify. The issuance and sale of the notes are scheduled to decide on March 2, 2021, topic to customary closing circumstances. Spotify USA additionally granted the preliminary purchasers of the notes an choice to buy, for settlement inside a interval of 13 days from, and together with, the date the notes are first issued, as much as a further $200,000,000 principal quantity of notes.
The notes will probably be senior, unsecured obligations of Spotify USA. The notes is not going to bear common curiosity, and the principal quantity of the notes is not going to accrete. The notes will mature on March 15, 2026, until earlier repurchased, redeemed or exchanged. Earlier than December 15, 2025, noteholders could have the correct to trade their notes solely upon the prevalence of sure occasions. From and after December 15, 2025, noteholders might trade their notes at any time at their election till the shut of enterprise on the second scheduled buying and selling day instantly earlier than the maturity date. Spotify USA will settle exchanges by paying or delivering, as relevant, money, abnormal shares of Spotify or a mixture of money and abnormal shares of Spotify, at Spotify USA’s election. The preliminary trade fee is 1.9410 abnormal shares per $1,000 principal quantity of notes, which represents an preliminary trade worth of roughly $515.20 per abnormal share. The preliminary trade worth represents a premium of roughly 70.0% over the past reported sale worth of $303.06 per abnormal share of Spotify on February 25, 2021. The trade fee and trade worth will probably be topic to adjustment upon the prevalence of sure occasions.
The notes is not going to be redeemable previous to March 20, 2024, besides within the occasion of sure tax regulation adjustments. The notes will probably be redeemable, in complete or partially (topic to sure limitations), for money at Spotify USA’s possibility at any time, and infrequently, on or after March 20, 2024 and on or earlier than the fortieth scheduled buying and selling day instantly earlier than the maturity date, however provided that the final reported sale worth per abnormal share of Spotify exceeds 130% of the trade worth for a specified time period. As well as, the notes will probably be redeemable, in complete and never partially, at Spotify USA’s possibility at any time in reference to sure adjustments in tax regulation. The redemption worth will probably be equal to the principal quantity of the notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid particular and extra curiosity, if any, to, however excluding, the redemption date.
If a “basic change” (as outlined within the indenture for the notes) happens, then, topic to a restricted exception, noteholders might require Spotify USA to repurchase their notes for money. The repurchase worth will probably be equal to the principal quantity of the notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid particular and extra curiosity, if any, to, however excluding, the relevant repurchase date.
Spotify USA estimates that the web proceeds from the providing will probably be roughly $1,281 million (or roughly $1,479 million if the preliminary purchasers totally train their choice to buy further notes), after deducting the preliminary purchasers’ reductions and commissions and estimated providing bills. Spotify USA intends to make use of the web proceeds from the providing for normal company purchases.
The supply and sale of the notes, the assure and any abnormal shares issuable upon trade of the notes haven’t been, and won’t be, registered underneath the Securities Act or another securities legal guidelines, and the notes and any such abnormal shares can’t be provided or bought besides pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not topic to, the registration necessities of the Securities Act and another relevant securities legal guidelines. This press launch doesn’t represent a proposal to promote, or the solicitation of a proposal to purchase, the notes or any abnormal shares issuable upon trade of the notes, nor will there be any sale of the notes or any such abnormal shares, in any state or different jurisdiction through which such supply, sale or solicitation could be illegal.
This press launch consists of forward-looking statements, together with statements concerning the completion of the providing and the anticipated quantity and supposed use of the web proceeds. Ahead-looking statements characterize the present expectations of Spotify and Spotify USA concerning future occasions and are topic to identified and unknown dangers and uncertainties that would trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these implied by the forward-looking statements. Amongst these dangers and uncertainties are market circumstances, the satisfaction of the closing circumstances associated to the providing and dangers referring to the respective companies of Spotify and Spotify USA, together with these described in periodic reviews that Spotify recordsdata infrequently with the SEC. Spotify USA might not consummate the providing described on this press launch and, if the providing is consummated, can’t present any assurances concerning its capability to successfully apply the web proceeds as described above. The forward-looking statements included on this press launch communicate solely as of the date of this press launch, and neither Spotify nor Spotify USA undertakes to replace the statements included on this press launch for subsequent developments, besides as could also be required by regulation.
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