Verisign Extends Registered Exchange Offer for Its 5.25% Senior Notes Due 2025
VeriSign, Inc. ("Verisign") (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced the extension of its offer to exchange all of its outstanding 5.25% Senior Notes due April 1, 2025 (the "Original Notes"), which are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), for an equal principal amount of its 5.25% Senior Notes due April 1, 2025, which have been registered under the Act (the "Exchange Notes"). The exchange offer, which was scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 9, 2015, has been extended until 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 10, 2015, unless further extended by the Company.
Based on information provided by U.S. Bank National Association, the exchange agent for the exchange offer, as of July 9, 2015, at 5:08 p.m., $499,800,000 aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Original Notes had been validly tendered for exchange and not validly withdrawn, representing approximately 99.96% of the outstanding Original Notes.
The Exchange Notes are substantially identical to the Original Notes, except that the Exchange Notes have been registered under the Act and will not bear any legend restricting their transfer.
Verisign will accept for exchange any Original Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the exchange offer at 11:59 p.m., New York City time on July 10, 2015, unless the exchange offer is extended or terminated.
The terms of the exchange offer and other information relating to Verisign are set forth in a prospectus dated June 11, 2015 . A written prospectus providing the terms of the exchange offer may be obtained from U.S. Bank National Association, which is serving as the exchange agent for the exchange offer. U.S. Bank National Association can be contacted at:
|U.S. Bank National Association|
|Corporate Trust Services|
|111 Fillmore Ave E|
|St. Paul, MN 55107|
|Attn: Specialized Finance|
|Telephone: 1 (800) 936-6802|
This announcement does not constitute an offer to purchase any securities or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The exchange offer is being made only pursuant to the prospectus dated June 11, 2015 and the related letter of transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
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Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Verisign's actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. More information about potential factors that could affect Verisign's business and financial results is included in Verisign's filings with the SEC, including in Verisign's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Verisign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement.
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