BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) (“T-Mobile”) today announced the commencement of the public securities transactions described below, subject to market and other factors, in connection with SoftBank’s monetization of a portion of its shareholding in T-Mobile. For every share of common stock sold by T-Mobile in the public securities transactions, T-Mobile has agreed to repurchase one share of common stock from a subsidiary of SoftBank at a price per share equivalent to that received by T-Mobile in its sales. Consequently, the public securities transactions will not involve gain or loss to T-Mobile and will not affect the number of outstanding shares of T-Mobile common stock or T-Mobile’s capitalization.
- T-Mobile announced the commencement of a registered public offering of 133,548,303 shares of its common stock (the “Public Equity Offering”). T-Mobile intends to grant the underwriters of the Public Equity Offering the option to purchase up to an additional 10,016,123 shares of its common stock.
- T-Mobile announced the expected distribution, on June 26, 2020, on a pro rata basis to the record holders of T-Mobile’s common stock as of 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 25, 2020 (the “Record Date”), of registered, transferable subscription rights (“Rights”) to purchase 0.05 shares of our common stock for up to 19,750,000 shares of T-Mobile’s common stock (the “Rights Offering” and, together with the Public Equity Offering, the “Public Offerings”). These rights would entitle the holders thereof, other than Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank and Marcelo Claure and their affiliates (who have agreed to waive their ability to exercise or transfer Rights), to subscribe for our common stock at the per-share price to the public in the Public Equity Offering. As the Record Date is expected to be prior to the closing date of the Public Equity Offering, none of the investors who purchase shares in the Public Equity Offering will receive Rights. The rights are expected to be listed, and trading is expected to commence, on the NASDAQ Global Select Market effective June 24, 2020.
In addition, today T-Mobile concurrently announced its intention to sell up to 30,000,000 shares of its common stock to a Delaware statutory trust (the “Trust”) and the intention of the Trust to offer its cash mandatory exchangeable trust securities (the “Trust Securities”) in a private offering exempt from registration under the Securities Act (the “Private Offering” and, together with the Public Offerings, the “Offerings”). This press release is not an offer to sell or purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, the Trust Securities.
The Offerings are being executed in connection with SoftBank Group Corp.’s (“SoftBank”) monetization of its shareholding in T-Mobile’s common stock as disclosed in their Schedule 13D/A filed on June 15, 2020.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the Public Equity Offering. Barclays, BofA Securities, Deutsche Bank Securities and Mizuho Securities are acting as joint book-running managers in the Public Equity Offering. Barclays is serving as lead dealer manager and Deutsche Bank Securities is serving as joint dealer-manager for the Rights Offering.
The Public Offerings are being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on June 22, 2020 and available on the SEC website. The Public Equity Offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which will be filed with the SEC on June 22, 2020 and available on the SEC website, and the Rights Offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which will be available on the SEC website on June 24, 2020. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and the related prospectus supplement and other documents the issuer will file with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer, the Public Equity Offering and the Rights Offering.
Copies of documents related to the Public Equity Offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at 1-866-471-2526, or by e-mail at email@example.com; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or telephone: 1-800-831-9146 and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 866-803-9204, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration statement and documents related to the Rights Offering are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov under T-Mobile’s name.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described above, nor shall there be any sale of such securities of T-Mobile in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
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the inability to implement and maintain effective cyber-security measures over critical business systems; challenges in implementing our business strategies or funding our operations, including payment for additional spectrum or network upgrades; the impact on our networks and business from major system and network failures; difficulties in managing growth in wireless data services, including network quality; material changes in available technology and the effects of such changes, including product substitutions and deployment costs and performance; the timing, scope and financial impact of our deployment of advanced network and business technologies; the occurrence of high fraud rates related to device financing, credit cards, dealers or subscriptions; our inability to retain and hire key personnel; any changes in the regulatory environments in which we operate, including any increase in restrictions on the ability to operate our networks and changes in data privacy laws; unfavorable outcomes of existing or future litigation or regulatory actions, including litigation or regulatory actions related to the Transactions; 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