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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report

(Date of Earliest Event Reported):

January 8, 2020

CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY

 

 
         
New Jersey   1-3822   21-0419870
State of Incorporation   Commission File Number  

I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.

One Campbell Place

Camden, New Jersey 08103-1799

Principal Executive Offices

Telephone Number: (856342-4800

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 
     
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Capital Stock, par value $.0375 CPB New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

 

Item 8.01 – Other Events.

 

On January 8, 2020, Campbell Soup Company issued a press release announcing it has commenced offers to purchase for cash (the “Tender Offers”) up to $1.0 billion combined aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.30% Senior Notes due 2021, 3.80% Senior Notes due 2042, 3.65% Senior Notes due 2023, 3.95% Senior Notes due 2025, 3.30% Senior Notes due 2025 and 4.15% Senior Notes due 2028. The Tender Offers are being made pursuant to, and are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the terms and conditions set forth in, the Offer to Purchase dated January 8, 2020. A copy of the press release announcing the Tender Offers is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

     
99.1   Press Release dated January 8, 2020.
     
104   The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K is formatted in Inline XBRL.

 

 

 
 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX
   
Exhibit No.  
99.1

Press release issued by Campbell Soup Company on January 8, 2020.

 

104 The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K is formatted in Inline XBRL.
 
 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

    CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY  
       
       
       
Date: January 8, 2020 By: /s/ Mick Beekhuizen  
       
    Mick Beekhuizen  
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer  
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
       
INVESTOR CONTACT:   MEDIA CONTACT:  
Ken Gosnell   Thomas Hushen  
(856) 342-6081   (856) 342-5227  
ken_gosnell@campbells.com   thomas_hushen@campbells.com  

Campbell Soup Company Announces Debt Tender Offers

CAMDEN, N.J., Jan. 8, 2020 -- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) (the “Company”) announced today it has commenced offers to purchase for cash up to $1.0 billion combined aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Tender Amount”) of its 3.30% Senior Notes due 2021 (up to a sublimit of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount) (the “2021 Notes”), 3.80% Senior Notes due 2042 (the “2042 Notes”), 3.65% Senior Notes due 2023 (up to a sublimit of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount) (the “2023 Notes”), 3.95% Senior Notes due 2025 (up to a sublimit of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount) (the “2025 3.95% Notes”), 3.30% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 3.30% Notes”) and 4.15% Senior Notes due 2028 (up to a sublimit of $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount) (the “2028 Notes”, and together with the 2021 Notes, the 2042 Notes, the 2023 Notes, the 2025 3.95% Notes and the 2025 3.30% Notes, the “Securities”). The Company refers to its offers to purchase the Securities as the “Offers.”

Subject to the Maximum Tender Amount, the amounts of each series of Securities that are purchased will be determined in accordance with the acceptance priority levels specified in the table below and on the cover page of the Offer to Purchase dated January 8, 2020 (the “Offer to Purchase”) in the column entitled “Acceptance Priority Level” (the “Acceptance Priority Level”), with 1 being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and 6 being the lowest Acceptance Priority Level. No more than the amount set forth in the table below under the column “Series Tender Cap” for each series of Securities will be purchased in the Offers (such aggregate principal amounts, the “Series Tender Caps”).

The following table sets certain terms of the Offers:

Title of Security

CUSIP Number

Principal Amount Outstanding

Series
Tender Cap

Acceptance Priority Level

Reference U.S.
Treasury Security

Bloomberg
Reference
Page(1)

Fixed
Spread
(basis
points) (2)

Early
Tender
Premium

 
3.30% Senior Notes due 2021 134429 BD0 $650,000,000 $300,000,000 1 2.375% U.S.T. due 03/15/21 FIT4 25 $30.00  
3.80% Senior Notes due 2042 134429 AZ2 $400,000,000 N/A 2 2.250% U.S.T. due 08/15/49 FIT1 130 $30.00  
3.65% Senior Notes due 2023 134429 BE8 $1,200,000,000 $400,000,000 3 1.625% U.S.T. due 12/15/22 FIT1 40 $30.00  
3.95% Senior Notes due 2025 134429 BF5 $850,000,000 $300,000,000 4 1.750% U.S.T. due 12/31/24 FIT1 65 $30.00  
3.30% Senior Notes due 2025 134429 BA6 $300,000,000 N/A 5 1.750% U.S.T. due 12/31/24 FIT1 80 $30.00  
4.15% Senior Notes due 2028 134429 BG3 $1,000,000,000 $50,000,000 6 1.750% U.S.T. due 11/15/29 FIT1 95 $30.00  
  (1) The applicable page on Bloomberg from which the Dealer Managers will quote the bid-side prices of the applicable Reference U.S. Treasury Security.
  (2) Inclusive of the Early Tender Premium.
                       

 

The Offers are being made upon and are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase. The Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on February 5, 2020, unless extended or earlier terminated by the Company with respect to a series (the “Expiration Date”). Tenders of the Securities may be withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 22, 2020 (the “Early Tender Date”), but may not be withdrawn thereafter except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law.

 

The consideration to be paid in the Offers of each series that are validly tendered will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to a fixed spread over the applicable U.S. Treasury Security specified in the table above and in the Offer to Purchase (the “Total Consideration”). Holders of Securities that are validly tendered and not withdrawn on or prior to the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase will receive the applicable Total Consideration, which includes an early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of the Securities accepted for purchase (the “Early Tender Premium”). Holders of Securities who validly tender their Securities following the Early Tender Date and on or prior to the Expiration Date will only receive the applicable “Tender Offer Consideration” per $1,000 principal amount of any such Securities tendered by such holders that are accepted for purchase, which is equal to the applicable Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Premium. The Total Consideration will be determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on January 23, 2020, unless extended by the Company.

Payments for Securities purchased will include accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant series of Securities up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date for such Securities accepted for purchase. Interest will cease to accrue on the applicable settlement date for all Securities accepted, and no additional interest will be paid to holders who tender such Securities, including if a record date for an interest payment on such Securities has passed before the applicable settlement date. The settlement date for Securities that are validly tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Date is expected to be January 24, 2020, the second business day following the Early Tender Date (the “Early Settlement Date”). The settlement date for Securities that are tendered following the Early Tender Date but on or prior to the Expiration Date is expected to be February 7, 2020, the second business day following the Expiration Date (the “Final Settlement Date”), assuming the Maximum Tender Amount is not purchased on the Early Settlement Date.

Subject to the Series Tender Caps and the Maximum Tender Amount, all Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before the Early Tender Date having a higher Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted before any tendered Securities having a lower Acceptance Priority Level are accepted in the Offers, and all Securities validly tendered after the Early Tender Date having a higher Acceptance Priority Level will be accepted before any Securities tendered after the Early Tender Date having a lower Acceptance Priority Level are accepted in the Offers. However, even if the Offers are not fully subscribed with respect to the Securities as of the Early Tender Date, subject to the Series Tender Caps and the Maximum Tender Amount, Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before the Early Tender Date will be accepted for purchase in priority to other Securities tendered after the Early Tender Date even if such Securities tendered after the Early Tender Date have a higher Acceptance Priority Level than Securities tendered prior to the Early Tender Date.

The Securities of a series may be subject to proration if the aggregate principal amount of the Securities of such series validly tendered and not validly withdrawn is greater than the applicable Series Tender Cap or would cause the Maximum Tender Amount to be exceeded. Furthermore, if the Offers are fully subscribed with respect to the Securities as of the Early Tender Date, holders who validly tender Securities following the Early Tender Date will not have any of their Securities accepted for payment.

The Company’s obligation to accept for payment and to pay for the Securities validly tendered in the Offers is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions described in the Offer to Purchase. The Company reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to: (i) waive any and all conditions to the Offers; (ii) extend, terminate or withdraw the Offers; (iii) increase or decrease the Maximum Tender Amount and/or increase, decrease or eliminate any of the Series Tender Caps; or (iv) otherwise amend any of the Offers in any respect.

BofA Securities, Citigroup, BNP PARIBAS and J.P. Morgan are acting as Lead Dealer Managers for the Offers. The Information Agent and Tender Agent is Global Bondholder Services Corporation. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and related offering materials are available by contacting the Information Agent by phone at (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers) or (866) 470-3800 (all other calls toll-free) or by email at contact@gbsc-usa.com. Questions regarding the Offers should be directed to BofA Securities at (980) 387-3907 (collect) or (888) 292-0700 (toll-free); or Citigroup at (212) 723-6106 (collect) or (800) 558-3745 (toll-free).

None of the Company, its board of directors, the Dealer Managers, the Information Agent and Tender Agent, or the trustee with respect to the Securities is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Securities in response to any of the Offers. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The Offers are being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

 
 

 

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life's moments.” For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable snacks, soups and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet's natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard and Poor's 500 and the FTSE4Good Index.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations as to its ability to consummate the Offers, including the timing, size, pricing or other terms of the Offers. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates that could be inaccurate and which are subject to risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to vary materially from those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement are described in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and subsequent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, and include the ability to complete the Offers. The Company disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.