IRVING, TexasVistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) (the “Company” or “Vistra Energy”) announced today the pricing of an upsized private offering (the “Offering”) of $1.3 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2027 (the “New 2027 Notes”) to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The New 2027 Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Vistra Operations Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Issuer”). The New 2027 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 5.00% per annum and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Issuer’s current and future subsidiaries. The Offering is expected to close on June 21, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. The purpose of the Offering is (i) to purchase and/or redeem for cash (a) any and all outstanding 2022 Notes (as defined below) and (b) a portion of outstanding 2024 Notes (as defined below) up to the 2024 Maximum Tender Amount (as defined below), (ii) to pay fees and expenses related to the Offering and incurred in connection with the Tender Offers (as defined below) and/or redemption and (iii) for general corporate purposes. The New 2027 Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

The Company also announced today that it is commencing cash tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) to purchase (i) any and all of its outstanding principal amount of 7.375% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by Dynegy Inc. (“Dynegy”), as predecessor to Vistra Energy (the “2022 Notes”), and (ii) up to $760,000,000 aggregate principal amount (subject to increase or decrease by the Company, the”2024 Maximum Tender Amount”) of its outstanding 7.625% Senior Notes due 2024 issued by Dynegy, as predecessor to Vistra Energy (the “2024 Notes” and together with the 2022 Notes, the “Notes”).

The price offered in the Tender Offers and other information relating to the Tender Offers are set forth in the table below.

Dollars per $1,000 Principal Amount of Notes table
(1) Vistra Energy Corp. is successor in interest to Dynegy Inc. as a result of their merger, which closed on April 9, 2018. (2) Excludes accrued and unpaid interest, which will be paid in addition to the Tender Offer Consideration or the Total Consideration, as applicable.

The Tender Offers are being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated June 6, 2019 (as the same may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), including the applicable Financing Condition (as defined below) and in the related Letter of Transmittal (as the same may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal” and, together with the Offer to Purchase, the “Tender Offer Materials”). The Tender Offers are open to all registered Holders of the Notes. The Company reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to increase the 2024 Maximum Tender Amount, without extending withdrawal rights except as required by law. The amount of 2024 Notes to be purchased may be prorated as set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offers, each Holder who validly tenders and does not subsequently validly withdraw its Notes at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 19, 2019  (the “Early Tender Date”) will be entitled to receive the Total Consideration (as set forth in the table above), plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date (as defined below) if and when such Notes are accepted for payment. Holders who validly tender their Notes after the Early Tender Date but at or prior to midnight, New York City time, on July 3, 2019, or such other date as the Company extends the Tender Offers (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”) will be entitled to receive only tender offer consideration (the “Tender Offer Consideration”) equal to the Total Consideration less the Early Tender Premium (as set forth in the table above), plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date, if and when such Notes are accepted for payment.

Payments for the Notes purchased will include accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant series of Notes up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date for such Notes accepted for purchase. The settlement date for the Notes that are validly tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Date is expected to be June 21, 2019, two business days following the scheduled Early Tender Date (the “Early Settlement Date”). The settlement date for the Notes that are validly tendered following the Early Tender Date but on or prior to the Expiration Date is expected to be July 5, 2019, one business day following the scheduled Expiration Date (the “Final Settlement Date”).

Vistra Energy’s obligation to accept for purchase, and to pay for, the Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offers is subject to, and conditioned upon, among other things, with respect to the 2022 Notes, the receipt by the Company of gross proceeds of at least $500 million from the Offering, and with respect to the 2024 Notes, the receipt by the Company of gross proceeds of at least $1.3 billion (each on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Company, each a “Financing Condition”). We expect to use the net proceeds from the Offering to finance our payments of the Tender Offer Consideration and the Total Consideration, as applicable, and any fees payable in connection with the Tender Offers, subsequent to the date hereof and on or prior to the Final Settlement Date.

The Company’s obligation to consummate the Tender Offers is subject to the applicable Financing Condition and the General Conditions (as defined in the Offer to Purchase). The Tender Offers are not contingent upon the tender of any minimum principal amount of Notes.

The Company also intends to issue a conditional notice of redemption for all outstanding 2022 Notes that are not accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer (the “2022 Notes Conditional Redemption Notice”) and a conditional notice of redemption for a portion of the 2024 Notes up to an aggregate principal amount (the “Available Redemption Amount”) that, when taken together with such aggregate principal amount of 2024 Notes that are validly tendered and accepted for payment in the Tender Offer, is equal to, but not in excess of, the 2024 Maximum Tender Amount (the “2024 Notes Conditional Redemption Notice”). The 2022 Note Conditional Redemption Notice will be conditioned upon, among other things, the satisfaction of the applicable Financing Condition, and will provide that if the conditions to the Tender Offers are satisfied but less than all of the outstanding 2022 Notes are purchased in the applicable Tender Offer, the Company will redeem, under and pursuant to the indenture governing the 2022 Notes, all outstanding 2022 Notes (the “2022 Notes Redemption”). The 2024 Notes Conditional Redemption Notice will be conditioned upon, among other things, the satisfaction of the applicable Financing Condition, and will provide that if the conditions to the Tender Offers are satisfied, the Company will redeem, under and pursuant to the indenture governing the 2024 Notes, certain outstanding 2024 Notes up to the Available Redemption Amount (the “2024 Notes Redemption” and, together with the 2022 Notes Redemption, the “Redemptions”). If the conditions to the Redemptions are satisfied, we expect that the Redemptions would occur on or about July 8, 2019 (the “Redemption Date”) at the then-applicable redemption price of 103.688% of the principal amount of Notes redeemed (excluding accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to but excluding the Redemption Date) for the 2022 Notes and at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of Notes redeemed, plus the Applicable Premium (as defined in the indenture governing the 2024 Notes) as of the Redemption Date, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to but excluding the Redemption Date for the 2024 Notes. In the event that the conditions specified in the 2022 Notes Conditional Redemption Notice and the 2024 Notes Conditional Redemption Notice are not satisfied, the 2022 Notes Redemption and the 2024 Notes Redemption, respectively, will not occur.

Vistra Energy has retained Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC to serve as the Lead Dealer Manager for the Tender Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been retained to serve as the Depositary and Information Agent for the Tender Offers. Questions regarding the Tender Offers may be directed to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, (800) 828-3182. Requests for the Tender Offer Materials may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at 65 Broadway – Suite 404, New York, New York 10006, Attn: Corporate Actions, (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers) or (866) 470-3900 (for all others).

Source: Vistra Energy
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