Bank of America Announces Commencement of Cash Tender Offers for Certain Capital Securities
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bank of America Corporation (BAC) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries BANA Holding Corporation and NB Holdings Corporation (the Offerors) today announced the commencement of separate offers to purchase (the Offers) certain trust capital securities listed in the table below (collectively, the Securities) for aggregate cash consideration of up to US$750 million or its equivalent in British pounds (the Maximum Tender Consideration).
The following table lists the various series of Securities that are subject to the Offers and describes certain terms of the Offers:
|Title of Securities||Dividend Rate||Issuing Trust||
|Floating Rate Capital Securities||3mo L + 55 bps||NB Capital Trust III||62874FAA7||BofA||USD 206||850.00|
|Floating Rate Capital Securities, Series 3||3mo L + 57 bps||BankAmerica Capital III||066047AA9||BofA||USD 173||850.00|
|Floating Rate Capital Securities||3mo L + 60 bps||BankBoston Capital Trust IV||06605YAA9||BofA||USD 155||850.00|
|Floating Rate Capital Securities||3mo L + 62.5 bps||Barnett Capital Trust III||06808NAE0 / 06808NAA8||NB Holdings||USD 175||
|Floating Rate Capital Securities||3mo L + 75 bps||BankBoston Capital Trust III||06605VAA5||BofA||USD 104||850.00|
|Floating Rate Capital Securities||3moL + 80 bps||BAC Capital Trust XV||05518WAA1||BofA||USD 54||800.00|
|Floating Rate Capital Securities, Series B||3mo L + 80 bps||MBNA Capital B||55263KAA9||BofA||USD 108||850.00|
|Floating Rate Capital Securities||3mo L + 100 bps||Fleet Capital Trust V||33889WAA4||BofA||USD 98||850.00|
Fixed/Floating Rate Noncumulative Trust Preferred Securities
|3mo L + 105.5 bps||BAC LB Capital Funding Trust I2||00371G105||BANA Holding||USD 162||800.00|
|5¼% Capital Securities||5.250%||BAC Capital Trust VII||XS0226849221||BofA||GBP 66||923.75|
|5]% Capital Securities||5.625%||BAC Capital Trust VI||05518F209||BofA||USD 170||1,010.00|
|6]% Capital Securities||6.625%||BAC Capital Trust XI||056335AA0||BofA||USD 763||1,129.38|
1 The Total Consideration is expressed per 1,000 USD or GBP, as applicable. The Total Consideration includes the Early Tender Payment described below.
2 Formerly known as ABN AMRO North America Capital Funding Trust I.
If the Offers are oversubscribed, the Securities will be accepted on a pro rata basis according to the aggregate principal amount of tenders of Securities of all series, taken together as a single class. The Offerors reserve the right, but are not obligated, to increase the Maximum Tender Consideration.
The Total Consideration listed in the table above includes a cash payment of 30.00 in USD or GBP, as applicable, per 1,000 principal amount in USD or GBP, as applicable. This Early Tender Payment will be made only for Securities that are validly tendered prior to the Early Tender Deadline at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 8, 2012, unless extended, and that are accepted for purchase. Securities that are tendered after the Early Tender Deadline will only be eligible to receive the Tender Offer Consideration for each series, which is an amount equal to the applicable Total Consideration for that series, minus 30.00 in USD or GBP, as applicable, per 1,000 principal amount in USD or GBP, as applicable.
The Offers will expire at midnight, New York City time, on May 22, 2012, unless extended. Tendered Securities may be withdrawn until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 8, 2012, unless extended.
Payment for Securities of any series that is accepted for purchase will be made in the same currency in which such series of Securities is denominated. Payment is expected to occur within three business days after the expiration date. Holders of Securities accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid distributions on their purchased Securities from the last distribution payment date applicable to such Securities to, but not including, the payment date.
The complete terms and conditions of the Offers are described in the Offer to Purchase, dated April 25, 2012 (the "Offer to Purchase"), and the related Letter of Transmittal (the "Letter of Transmittal"). The Offers are not conditioned upon any minimum principal amount of Securities being tendered.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, in consultation with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has informed the company that it has approved the proposed capital action.
D.F. King & Co., Inc. is acting as tender agent and information agent for the Offers. Requests for documents and questions regarding procedures for submission of tenders should be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at 800.549.6746 (U.S. toll-free), 212.269.5550 (international) or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also obtain these documents without charge by accessing http://www.dfking.com/bofa. Other questions regarding the Offers may be directed to BofA Merrill Lynch, the dealer manager for the Offers, at 888.292.0070 (U.S. toll-free) or 980.388.3646 (international).
This news release shall not constitute a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase any securities. The Offers are being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. None of the Offerors, the dealer manager, the tender agent or the information agent is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender their Securities in the Offers.
Italy. The Offers are not being made in Italy. None of the Offers, the Offer to Purchase or any other documents or materials relating to the Offers has been submitted to the clearance procedures of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) and/or the Bank of Italy pursuant to Italian laws and regulations. Accordingly, holders of Securities are notified that, to the extent holders are located or resident in Italy, the Offers are not available to them, they may not tender Securities pursuant to the Offers and, as such, any tender instructions received from or on behalf of such persons shall be ineffective and void, and neither the Offer to Purchase nor any other documents or materials relating to the Offers or the Securities may be distributed or made available in Italy, in each case except (i) to qualified investors (investitori qualificati), as defined pursuant to Article 100 of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the Italian Financial Services Act) and Article 34-ter, first paragraph, letter b), of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended (the Regulation No. 11971), or (ii) in other circumstances which are exempted pursuant to Article 35-bis of the Regulation No. 11971. Any offer or distribution of documents or materials relating to the Offer to Purchase in Italy under (i) or (ii) above must be (a) made by an investment firm, bank or financial intermediary permitted to conduct such activities in Italy in accordance with the Italian Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 16190 of 29 October 2007 (as amended from time to time) and Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993, as amended; and (b) in compliance with any other applicable laws and regulations or requirement imposed by CONSOB or other Italian authorities.
United Kingdom. The communication of the Offers, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offers are not being made by, and such documents and/or materials have not been approved by, an authorized person for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to those persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the Financial Promotion Order), persons who are within Articles 42 and 43 of the Financial Promotion Order or any other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order.
Bank of America
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Certain statements in this news release represent the current expectations, plans or forecasts of Bank of America and are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements often use words like expects, anticipates, believes, estimates, targets, intends, plans, predict, goal and other similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as will, may, might, should, would and could. The forward-looking statements made in this press release include, without limitation, statements concerning the expected timing of payment for the tendered Securities. . Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Bank of America undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statement was made.
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Investors May Contact:
Patricia Noneman, Bank of America, 1.980.388.3591
Jonathan G. Blum, Bank of America, 1.212.449.3112
Reporters May Contact:
Jerry Dubrowski, Bank of America, 1.980.388.2840
Source: Bank of AmericaCopyright Business Wire 2012