FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) (“Northrop Grumman”) announced today the expiration and final results of its offer to exchange (the “Registered Exchange Offer”) any and all of the $421,664,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding unsecured notes previously issued pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), as set forth in the table below (the “Restricted Notes”), for an equal principal amount of new notes registered under the Securities Act (the “Exchange Notes”).
The Registered Exchange Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 13, 2022 (the “Expiration Date”). As of the Expiration Date, the principal amounts of Restricted Notes set forth in the table below had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. The Company has accepted for exchange all such tendered Restricted Notes in the Registered Exchange Offer.
Notes Tendered and Accepted as of
Title of Series/ CUSIP Number
7.875% Senior Notes due 2026 / 666807BV3 / U66508AF6
March 1, 2026
7.750% Senior Notes due 2026 / 666807BX9 / U66508AG4
March 15, 2026
6.650% Senior Notes due 2028 / 666807BZ4 / U66508AH2
January 15, 2028
7.750% Senior Notes due 2029 / 666807CB6 / U66508AJ8
June 1, 2029
7.750% Senior Notes due 2031 / 666807CD2 / U66508AK5
February 15, 2031
6.980% Senior Notes due 2036 / 666807CF7 / U66508AL3
March 15, 2036
Upon the settlement of the Registered Exchange Offer, holders of Restricted Notes that have been accepted for exchange by the Company will receive a like principal amount of Exchange Notes of the applicable series. The Company expects that such settlement will occur on or about June 15, 2022.
The terms of the Exchange Notes to be issued upon the settlement of the Registered Exchange Offer are substantially identical to the terms of the corresponding series of Restricted Notes, except that the Exchange Notes will be registered under the Securities Act and the transfer restrictions applicable to the Restricted Notes will not apply to the Exchange Notes. The Exchange Notes will represent the same debt as the Restricted Notes, and the Company will issue the Exchange Notes under the same indenture that governs the applicable series of Restricted Notes.
The Registered Exchange Offer was made pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in a prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission dated May 12, 2022 and related letter of transmittal. This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein.
About Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.
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