TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Livingston International Inc. ("Livingston") announces that it has commenced an offer to purchase (the "Offer") for cash any and all of Livingston's outstanding 10.125% Senior
Unsecured Notes due November 9, 2015 (the "Notes") from the holders thereof (the "Holders").
In conjunction with the Offer, Livingston has commenced a consent
solicitation (the "Solicitation") to amend certain provisions of the Notes and the indenture dated as
of November 9, 2010, between Livingston, each of the guarantor parties
thereto, and Computershare Trust Company of Canada, as trustee, with
respect to the Notes (the "Indenture"). The purpose of the proposed amendments is to eliminate or modify
substantially all of the restrictive covenants, certain of the event of
default provisions and certain other provisions of the Indenture. If
consents from Holders of at least a majority of the outstanding
principal amount of the Notes are delivered, Livingston will enter into
a supplemental indenture (the "Supplemental Indenture"), which will amend and supplement the Indenture. The proposed
amendments will become operative only if the Offer is completed.
The Offer will be open for acceptance until 5:00 p.m., Toronto time, on
April 4, 2013 (the "Expiration Time"), unless extended by Livingston. The Solicitation will expire at 5:00
p.m., Toronto time, on March 19, 2013 (the "Early Participation Time"), unless extended by Livingston. Livingston will make an appropriate
announcement to Holders of any extension of the Expiration Time or the
Early Participation Time at or prior to 9:00 a.m., Toronto time, on the
next business day after the previously scheduled Expiration Time or
Early Participation Time, as the case may be.
Holders who validly tender their Notes pursuant to the Offer prior to
the Early Participation Time will be deemed to consent to the proposed
amendments. Holders may not consent to the proposed amendments without
tendering their Notes in the Offer, and Holders may revoke their
consents only by validly withdrawing the previously tendered Notes to
which such consents relate prior to the Early Participation Time.
If all of the conditions to the Offer and Solicitation are satisfied or
waived, and Livingston accepts for payment the Notes which are validly
tendered (and not validly withdrawn) pursuant to the Offer:
Holders who validly tender their Notes and deliver their consent and who
do not validly withdraw their Notes and revoke their consent prior to
the Early Participation Time will receive the Total Consideration (as
defined below) for each $1,000 principal amount of such Notes accepted
for payment pursuant to the Offer. The Total Consideration includes an
amount in cash equal to $30.00 for each $1,000 principal amount of
Notes (the "Consent Payment").
Holders who validly tender their Notes after the Early Participation
Time and prior to the Expiration Time, and who do not validly withdraw
their Notes prior to the Expiration Time, will receive the Total
Consideration minus the Consent Payment (the "Offer Consideration").
In both cases, Holders will receive accrued and unpaid interest from the
last interest payment date to, but not including, the date the
consideration referred to above is paid (the "Payment Date").
"Total Consideration" for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered prior to
the Early Participation Time and accepted for payment pursuant to the
Offer will be an amount equal to the present value on the Payment Date
of $1,050.63 (the amount payable for the Notes on November 9, 2013,
which is the date that the Notes may first be redeemed by Livingston at
such price (the "Call Date")) and the present value of all the interest that would be payable
after, or accrue from, the last interest payment date prior to the
Payment Date until the Call Date, based on the assumption that the
Notes will be repaid in full on the Call Date, in each case, determined
by discounting such cash flows using a yield to the Call Date equal to
the sum of (a) the yield to maturity on the 1.5% Government of Canada
bond due November 1, 2013 plus (b) 50 basis points, minus accrued and
unpaid interest from the last interest payment date to, but not
including, the Payment Date and rounded to the nearest cent per $1,000
principal amount of the Notes. The manner of calculation of the Total
Consideration is set forth in more detail in the Offer to Purchase and
Consent Solicitation Statement referred to below.
If calculated as of March 4, 2013, the Total Consideration would be
$1,100.13 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes and the Offer
Consideration would be $1,070.13 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes.
The actual determination of the Total Consideration will be made two
business days prior to the Expiration Time and announced by a further
Assuming receipt of the requisite consents to approve the proposed
amendments to the Notes and the Indenture and the satisfaction or
waiver of the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase and Consent
Solicitation Statement (as defined below), the payment of the Total
Consideration or the Offer Consideration, as the case may be, is
anticipated to be made to Holders as soon as reasonably practicable
and, in any event, within three business days after Livingston accepts
validly tendered Notes for purchase.
The Offer and Solicitation are subject to certain terms and conditions,
as set forth more fully in the offer to purchase and consent
solicitation statement dated March 5, 2013 (the "Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement") and related consent and letter of transmittal (the "Consent and Letter of Transmittal"). These conditions include, among others, (i) the tender of Notes and
delivery of accompanying consents from Holders representing at least a
majority of the outstanding principal amount of the Notes and (ii) the
entering into and consummation of new credit facilities on terms and
conditions satisfactory to Livingston in its sole discretion and in an
amount at least sufficient to repay the existing credit facilities of
Livingston and to pay the Total Consideration and Offer Consideration.
Notes tendered prior to the Early Participation Time may be withdrawn
and related consents may be revoked at any time prior to the Early
Participation Time, but not thereafter. Holders who tender their Notes after the Early Participation Time may
withdraw their Notes prior to the Expiration Time.
Certain Significant Considerations
The Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and Consent and
Letter of Transmittal contain important information, and Holders should
read them carefully before making any decision with respect to the
Offer and Solicitation. The adoption of the proposed amendments may
have adverse consequences for any Holder who does not validly tender
Notes pursuant to the Offer.
Livingston has retained RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley
& Co. LLC to serve as the dealer managers and solicitation agents for
the Offer and Solicitation, Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada
Inc. to serve as the information agent and Computershare Investor
Services Inc. to serve as the depositary.
Copies of the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and
the Consent and Letter of Transmittal will be mailed to Holders as of
February 28, 2013 and may also be obtained at no charge by contacting
the information agent by telephone at 1-866-656-4104 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of such documents will also be available electronically
through Livingston's secure data site, Livingston International
Exchange, maintained by IntraLinks. Holders who do not currently have such IntraLinks access to Livingston
International Exchange are encouraged as soon as possible to contact
(or have their respective broker or other similar intermediary contact)
the information agent for assistance.
Questions regarding the Offer and Solicitation may be directed to RBC
Dominion Securities Inc. at 1-877-381-2099 or 1-416-842-6311 and to
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1-800-624-1808 or 1-212-761-1057.
Questions regarding procedures for tendering Notes and delivering
consents should be directed to Computershare Investor Services Inc. at
1-800-564-6253 or by e-mail to email@example.com or to Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada Inc. by telephone at
1-866-656-4104 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation to
sell any Notes, nor is it a solicitation of consents with respect to
the Notes. The Offer and Solicitation are being made solely pursuant to
the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and the
related Consent and Letter of Transmittal. The Offer and Solicitation
is not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the
Offer and Solicitation would not be in compliance with the laws of such
jurisdiction. None of Livingston, the dealer managers and solicitation
agents, the depositary or the information agent is making any
recommendation in connection with the Offer and Solicitation.
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the
meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking
information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to
the Offer and the Solicitation and matters related thereto. Often, but
not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of
forward-looking words like "plans", "expects", or "does not expect",
"is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts",
"intends", "anticipates", or "does not anticipate", or "believes" or
variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain
actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will
be taken", "occur", or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is
based on the opinions and estimates of management of Livingston as of
the date hereof and is subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to be
materially different from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future
events, including whether the conditions of the Offer will be met and
the Offer consummated, could differ materially from those anticipated
in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue
reliance on forward-looking information. Livingston does not undertake
to update any forward-looking information, except as may be required by
applicable securities laws. All dollar amounts referred to in this
news release are in Canadian dollars.
North America's number one company focused on customs brokerage and
trade compliance, Livingston International also offers consulting and
global trade management services as well as international freight
forwarding across North America and around the globe. Headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario, Livingston employs approximately 3,200 staff at over
125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic
locations across North America as well as in Europe and Asia.
SOURCE: Livingston International Inc.
For further information:
Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada Inc.