Occidental Announces Tender Results of Cash Tender Offers for Any and All of Certain of its Senior Notes

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HOUSTON, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental (NYSE: OXY) today announced the tender results of its offers to purchase for cash (each, an “Offer” and collectively, the “Offers”) of its outstanding notes listed in the table below (the “Notes,” and each, a “Series” of Notes). The Offers were made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated December 2, 2021 (the “Offer to Purchase”). Capitalized terms used in this release but not otherwise defined have the meaning given in the Offer to Purchase.

The Offers expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 8, 2021 (such date and time, the “Expiration Time”).

According to the information received from Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Offers, as of the Expiration Time, Occidental had received, and informed Global Bondholder Services Corporation it had accepted, valid tenders from holders of the Notes (“Holders”) as outlined in the table below.

Series of
Notes

CUSIP/ISIN

Principal Amount
Outstanding ($)

Acceptance Priority Level(1)

Aggregate
Principal
Amount
Tendered ($)

Aggregate
Principal Amount
Accepted for Purchase ($)

Purchase Price(2)
($)

3.450%
Senior Notes
due 2024

674599DA0 /
US674599DA04

$151,808,000

1

$40,161,000

$40,161,000

$41,466,232.50

2.900%
Senior Notes
due 2024

674599CW3 /
US674599CW33

$1,380,288,000

2

$429,712,000

$429,712,000

$439,917,660.00

3.500%
Senior Notes
due 2025

674599CG8 /
US674599CG82

$521,392,000

3

$195,029,000

$195,029,000

$200,148,511.25

3.400%
Senior Notes
due 2026

674599CH6 /
US674599CH65

$926,419,000

4

$147,798,000

$147,798,000

$149,645,475.00

3.200%
Senior Notes
due 2026

674599CR4 /
US674599CR48

$890,235,000

5

$92,868,000

$92,868,000

$92,868,000.00

3.000%
Senior Notes
due 2027

674599CM5 /
US674599CM50

$750,000,000

6

$115,553,000

$115,553,000

$114,108,587.50

3.500%
Senior Notes
due 2029

674599CS2 /
US674599CS21

$1,500,000,000

7

$22,565,000

$22,565,000

$22,452,175.00

4.100%
Senior Notes
due 2047

674599CL7 /
US674599CL77

$750,000,000

8

$86,955,000

$86,955,000

$84,781,125.00

4.200%
Senior Notes
due 2048

674599CN3 /
US674599CN34

$1,000,000,000

9

$39,001,000

$39,001,000

$38,318,482.50

4.300%
Senior Notes
due 2039

674599CX1 /
US674599CX16

$750,000,000

10

$57,152,000

$57,152,000

$57,152,000.00

4.400%
Senior Notes
due 2046

674599CJ2 /
US674599CJ22

$1,151,200,000

11

$174,834,000

$174,834,000

$175,271,085.00

4.400%
Senior Notes
due 2049

674599CY9 /
US674599CY98

$709,588,000

12

$5,626,000

$5,626,000

$5,640,065.00

4.500%
Senior Notes
due 2044

674599DK8 /
US674599DK85

$623,462,000

13

$17,390,000

$17,390,000

$17,563,900.00

4.625%
Senior Notes
due 2045

674599CF0 /
US674599CF00

$750,000,000

14

$115,831,000

$115,831,000

$118,147,620.00

(1) Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions of the Offers described in the Offer to Purchase, if the Maximum Consideration Condition is not satisfied with respect to every Series of Notes, Occidental will accept Notes for purchase in the order of their respective Acceptance Priority Level specified in the table above (each, an “Acceptance Priority Level,” with 1 being the highest Acceptance Priority Level and 14 being the lowest Acceptance Priority Level). It is possible that a Series of Notes with a particular Acceptance Priority Level will not be accepted for purchase even if one or more Series with a higher or lower Acceptance Priority Level are accepted for purchase. If any Series of Notes is accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers, all Notes of that Series that are validly tendered will be accepted for purchase. No Series of Notes will be subject to proration.

(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Offers (exclusive of any accrued and unpaid interest, which will be paid in addition to the Purchase Price, from, and including, the last interest payment date for the relevant Series of Notes up to, but excluding, the Settlement Date (as defined below) (“Accrued Interest”)).

The Company’s obligation to complete an Offer with respect to a particular Series of Notes validly tendered is conditioned on the aggregate Purchase Price for the Offers, excluding the Accrued Interest with respect to each Series (the “Aggregate Purchase Price”), not exceeding the Maximum Purchase Price, and on the Maximum Purchase Price being sufficient to pay the Aggregate Purchase Price for all validly tendered Notes of such Series (after paying the Aggregate Purchase Price for all validly tendered Notes that have a higher Acceptance Priority Level) (the “Maximum Consideration Condition”).

The Aggregate Purchase Price payable for tendered Notes of the Series with Acceptance Priority Level of 14, together with the Aggregate Purchase Price payable for Notes of each Series with a higher Acceptance Priority Level, is lower than $2,000,000,000 (the “Maximum Purchase Price”). Therefore, the Maximum Consideration Condition has not been satisfied with respect to any Series of Notes. Accordingly, all Notes of all Series validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Time and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Time have been accepted for purchase.

$8,008,000 in aggregate principal amount of Notes of all Series with an Acceptance Priority Level of 14 or higher were tendered pursuant to the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures. Acceptance of such Notes remains subject to the valid delivery, at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 10, 2021 (the “Guaranteed Delivery Date”), of such Notes and corresponding documentation, pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions under the Offer to Purchase.

Settlement for Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Time and accepted for purchase will be December 9, 2021 (the “Settlement Date”). Settlement for Notes delivered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Offer to Purchase and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offers is expected to occur on December 13, 2021, the third business day following the Expiration Time (the “Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date”).

Holders of Notes that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Time and have been accepted for purchase pursuant to the applicable Offer will receive the applicable Purchase Price for each Series of Notes as set forth in the table above, together with accrued but unpaid interest on such Notes from the last interest payment date with respect to such Notes to, but not including, the Settlement Date. For the avoidance of doubt, Accrued Interest will cease to accrue on the Settlement Date for all Notes accepted in the Offers, and Holders whose Notes are tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Offer to Purchase and are accepted for purchase will not receive payment in respect of any interest for the period from and including the Settlement Date to the Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date.

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and SG Americas Securities, LLC are the lead Dealer Managers in the Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation has been retained to serve as the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the Offers. Copies of the Offer to Purchase are available at https://www.gbsc-usa.com/oxy/. Persons with questions regarding the Offers should contact Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 550 South Tryon Street, 5th Floor Charlotte, North Carolina 28202, Attn: Liability Management Group, Toll-Free: (866) 309-6316 Collect: (704) 410-4756, liabilitymanagement@wellsfargo.com; BofA Securities, Inc. 620 South Tryon Street, 20th Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255 Attention: Debt Advisory, Tel: (980) 388-3646, debt_advisory@bofa.com, Toll-Free: (888) 292-0070; Citigroup Global Markets Inc. 388 Greenwich Street, Trading 4th Floor New York, New York 10013 Attention: Liability Management Group Collect: (212) 723-6106 Toll-Free: (800) 558-3745, Email: ny.liabilitymanagement@citi.com; SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., 277 Park Ave 5th Floor, New York, NY 10172 (888) 868-6856; SG Americas Securities, LLC, 245 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10167, Email: us-glfi-syn-cap@sgcib.com, Attention: High Grade Syndicate Desk Fax: (212)-278-7532.

None of Occidental, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent and Information Agent, the trustee under the indentures governing the Notes or any of their respective affiliates is making any recommendation as to whether Holders should participate in the Offers. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to partake in the Offers and, if so, the principal amount of Notes as to which action is to be taken.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. Neither this press release nor the Offer to Purchase is an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy 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. In any jurisdiction in which the Offers are required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of Occidental by the Dealer Managers, or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About Occidental

Occidental is an international energy company with assets in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit oxy.com for more information.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

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