INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today announced the expiration and preliminary results of its offer to exchange up to $180,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of outstanding 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 (Old Notes), for a like principal amount of new 2.875% Series 2012 Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 (New Notes), and a cash payment. The name of the New Notes has been amended from the previously-announced "2.875% Series 2011 Convertible Senior Notes due 2015" to reflect the expected issuance of the New Notes in 2012 instead of 2011.
Based on the preliminary count by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the tender and paying agent for the exchange offer, a total of $168,972,000 aggregate principal amount of Old Notes, representing approximately 93.9% of the outstanding principal amount of the Old Notes, were properly tendered for exchange and not withdrawn.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the exchange offer, and based on the preliminary count by the tender and paying agent, PDL expects to accept for exchange $168,972,000 principal amount of Old Notes for a like principal amount of New Notes and aggregate note exchange payments of $844,860.
These amounts are preliminary and subject to confirmation by the tender and paying agent. The final results of the exchange offer will be announced promptly following completion of the confirmation process by the tender and paying agent. Settlement of the exchange offer is expected to occur on or around January 5, 2012.
The information agent for the exchange offer is Georgeson Inc. Holders of Old Notes who have questions may call the information agent at (
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