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Rio de Janeiro, November 9
Vale and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vale Overseas Limited, announce the commencement of offers to purchase for cash up to a maximum aggregate principal amount of US$1,000,000,000 of Vale Overseas' 4.375% Guaranteed Notes due 2022 (CUSIP: 91911TAM5 / ISIN: US91911TAM53) (the "2022 Notes"), 6.875% Guaranteed Notes due 2036 (CUSIP: 91911TAH6 / ISIN: US91911TAH68) (the "2036 Notes"), 6.875% Guaranteed Notes due 2039 (CUSIP: 91911TAK9 / ISIN: US91911TAK97) (the "2039 Notes") and 6.250% Guaranteed Notes due 2026 (CUSIP: 91911TAP8 / ISIN: US91911TAP84) (the "2026 Notes"), and Vale's 5.625% Notes due 2042 (CUSIP: 91912EAA3 / ISIN: US91912EAA38) (the "2042 Notes," and together with the 2022 Notes, 2036 Notes, 2039 Notes and 2026 Notes, the "Notes").
The Offers are made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase dated November 9, 2018 (the "Offer to Purchase"). The Offers are not contingent upon the tender of any minimum principal amount of Notes, but the Offerors will only purchase up to a maximum aggregate principal amount of US$400,000,000 of 2022 Notes (the "2022 Tender Cap") and up to a maximum aggregate principal amount of US$1,000,000,000 of Notes, including any 2022 Notes purchased (the "Maximum Principal Amount"), subject to increase by the Offerors in their sole discretion.
The Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 10, 2018, unless earlier terminated by the Offerors (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Date"). Holders of Notes who validly tender and do not validly withdraw their Notes on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 26, 2018, unless extended (such time and date, as they may be extended, the "Early Tender Date"), will be eligible to receive the Total Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase), which includes an early tender premium of US$30.00 per US$1,000.00 principal amount of Notes validly tendered. Holders who validly tender their Notes after the Early Tender Date, but on or prior to the Expiration Date, will be eligible to receive the Tender Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase). Validly tendered Notes may be withdrawn in accordance with the terms of the Offers, at any time prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 26, 2018, unless extended, but not thereafter, except as described in the Offer to Purchase or as required by applicable law.
In addition to the Total Consideration and the Tender Consideration, as applicable, holders whose Notes are validly tendered and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers will be paid any accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes from, and including, the last interest payment date to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date and the Final Settlement Date, as applicable. For the avoidance of doubt, accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes will cease to accrue on the Early Settlement Date and the Final Settlement Date, as applicable.
The Notes accepted for purchase on the Early Settlement Date or on the Final Settlement Date, as applicable, will be accepted in accordance with their Acceptance Priority Levels (as defined in the Offer to Purchase). In all cases, if the purchase of all Notes (including 2022 Notes) validly tendered in the Offers would cause us to purchase an aggregate principal amount of Notes in excess of the Maximum Principal Amount or an aggregate principal amount of 2022 Notes in excess of the 2022 Tender Cap, subject to the terms and conditions of the Offers, we will prorate the Notes accepted in the Offers in accordance with the Acceptance Priority Procedures, as described in the Offer to Purchase.
Vale has retained BB Securities Limited, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. to serve as dealer managers and D.F. King & Co., Inc. ("D.F. King") to serve as tender and information agent for the Offers. The Offer to Purchase and any related supplements are available at the D.F. King website at www.dfking.com/vale. The full details of the Offers, including complete instructions on how to tender Notes, are included in the Offer to Purchase. Holders of Notes are strongly encouraged to carefully read the Offer to Purchase, including materials incorporated by reference therein, because they will contain important information. Requests for the Offer to Purchase and any related supplements may also be directed to D.F. King by telephone at +1 (212) 269-5550 or +1 (866) 796-7184 (US toll free) or in writing at email@example.com. Questions about the Offers may be directed to BB Securities Limited by telephone at +44 (207) 367-5803 (collect) or in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated by telephone at +1 (646) 855-8988 (collect) or +1 (888) 292-0070 (US toll free), Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. by telephone at +1 (212) 888-9145 (collect), Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc. by telephone at +1 (212) 261 7802 (collect) or +1 (866) 807-6030 (US toll free) and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. by telephone at +1 (212) 525-5552 (collect) or +1 (888) HSBC-4LM (US toll free).
This news release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Offers are being made only by, and pursuant to the terms of, the Offer to Purchase. The Offers are not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction where the laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers will be made by the dealer managers on behalf of the Offerors. None of the Offerors, the tender and information agent, the dealer managers or the trustee with respect to the Notes, nor any of their affiliates, makes any recommendation as to whether holders should tender or refrain from tendering all or any portion of their Notes in response to the Offers. None of the Offerors, the tender and information agent, the dealer managers or the trustee with respect to the Notes, nor any of their affiliates, has authorized any person to give any information or to make any representation in connection with the Offers other than the information and representations contained in the Offer to Purchase.
Vale is a global mining company that has the mission is to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. The world's leading producer of iron ore and nickel, Vale is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and operates in five continents. Its operations comprise integrated logistics systems, including approximately 2,000 kilometers of railroads, maritime terminals and 10 ports distributed across Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and Oman. Committed to the highest levels of governance, Vale offers support to 52 social and cultural projects in 65 Brazilian municipalities through the Vale Foundation. The company also protects or helps protect 8,500 km2 of native areas in the country.
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