Johnson Controls International plc announces preliminary results of cash tender offer
CORK, Ireland, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls International plc ("JCI") (NYSE: JCI) today announced the preliminary results of its "modified Dutch auction" tender offer, which expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 31, 2019.
Based on the preliminary count by Equiniti Trust Company, the depositary for the tender offer, a total of approximately 102,318,204 shares of JCI's ordinary shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or below a purchase price of $39.25 per share, including shares that were tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer and based on the preliminary count by the depositary, JCI expects to accept for payment, at a purchase price of $39.25, approximately 102,318,204 shares properly tendered at or below the purchase price and not properly withdrawn before the expiration date, at an aggregate cost of approximately $4,015,989,507, excluding fees and expenses relating to the tender offer. Included in the 102,318,204 shares JCI expects to accept for purchase in the tender offer are approximately 407,376 shares that JCI has elected to purchase pursuant to its right to purchase up to an additional 2% of its outstanding ordinary shares. The shares expected to be purchased represent approximately 11.4% of JCI's ordinary shares issued and outstanding as of May 30, 2019.
The number of shares expected to be purchased in the tender offer, the price per share and total purchase price are based on the assumption that all shares tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery will be delivered within the prescribed two trading day settlement period. The final number of shares to be purchased, the final price per share and final total purchase price will be announced following the expiration of the guaranteed delivery period and the completion by the depositary of the confirmation process. Payment for the shares accepted for purchase pursuant to the tender offer, and the return of all other shares tendered and not purchased, will occur promptly thereafter.
Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc. are acting as dealer managers for the offer. D.F. King & Co., Inc. is acting as the information agent and Equiniti Trust Company is acting as the depositary for the offer. For additional information regarding the terms of the offer, please contact: Barclays Capital Inc. at (888) 610-5877 (toll free), Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (877) 531-8365 (toll free), J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (877) 371-5947 (toll free) or BofA Securities, Inc. at (888) 803-9655 (toll free). Questions regarding the offer may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent, by telephone at (800) 967-5019 (toll-free) or via email at email@example.com or to the dealer managers at their telephone numbers above.
JCI is authorized under Article 3(d) of its Articles of Association to effect repurchases of shares as redemptions and any repurchases of shares pursuant to the offer will be effected by redemption (as set forth in the Offer to Purchase).
About Johnson Controls International plc
Johnson Controls is a global leader creating a safe, comfortable and sustainable world. Our 105,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities in 150 countries. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win everywhere, every day and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through our strategic focus on buildings.
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