Smithfield announces debt tender offer results

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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SMITHFIELD, Va. – Smithfield Foods Inc. announced the expiration and final results of its previously announced offer to purchase for cash the maximum aggregate principal amount of its 7.75% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2013 and 10% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 that it can purchase for $450.0 million pursuant to a modified "Dutch Auction."

The Tender Offer expired at midnight, EST, Feb. 9. Smithfield Foods accepted $390.9 million aggregate principal amount of Notes for purchase. The aggregate consideration for Notes accepted in the Tender Offer, including accrued interest, was approximately $454.9 million.

Smithfield Foods expects the premium paid in the purchase of Notes, together with any unamortized original debt issuance costs and current Tender Offer fees, in the amount ranging from approximately $71.0 million to $73.0 million will be charged to earnings in its fourth fiscal quarter.
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