PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) (“HP”) today commenced an offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) any and all of its $1,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of outstanding 1.450% Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Outstanding Notes”) and $1,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of outstanding 2.650% Notes due 2031 (the “2031 Outstanding Notes” and, together with the 2026 Outstanding Notes, the “Outstanding Notes”), for an equal amount of the applicable series of its registered 1.450% Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Exchange Notes”) and 2.650% Notes due 2031 (the “2031 Exchange Notes” and, together with the 2026 Exchange Notes, the “Exchange Notes” and, together with the Outstanding Notes, the “Notes”).
The terms of the Exchange Notes are identical in all material respects to those of the applicable series of the Outstanding Notes, except that the Exchange Notes have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the transfer restrictions, restrictive legends, registration rights and additional interest provisions relating to the Original Notes do not apply to the Exchange Notes. The purpose of the Exchange Offer is to fulfill the obligations of HP under the registration rights agreements entered into in connection with the issuance of the Outstanding Notes. HP will not receive any proceeds from the Exchange Offer.
The Exchange Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 20, 2022, unless extended (such date and time, as may be extended, the “Expiration Date”). The settlement date for the Exchange Offer will occur promptly following the Expiration Date. The terms of the Exchange Offer and other information relating to HP and the Exchange Notes are set forth in a prospectus dated December 20, 2021, a copy of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP has not authorized any person to provide information other than as set forth in the prospectus.
Copies of the prospectus and the related letter of transmittal governing the Exchange Offer can be obtained from the exchange agent, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., at its address below:
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as Exchange Agent
c/o BNY Mellon
Corporate Trust Operations- Reorganization Unit
2001 Bryan Street, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75201
Attn: Joseph Felicia
This announcement is for informational purposes only. This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any Notes or any other securities of HP or any of its subsidiaries. The Exchange Offer is being made solely pursuant to the prospectus dated December 20, 2021, including any supplements thereto, and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
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