GMAC Announces Results of Debt Tender Offers
Oct 13, 2006
DETROIT – GMAC Financial Services today announced the results of its tender offers for two series of its outstanding debt securities representing an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.06 billion. The tender offers expired at midnight, EDT, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
At the time of the offers' expiration, holders had tendered approximately $700 million in accreted value at maturity of Deferred Interest Debentures due Dec. 1, 2012, and approximately $1.09 billion in accreted value at maturity of Deferred Interest Debentures due June 15, 2015.
Holders of debentures tendered by Sept. 27, 2006 and accepted, will receive $6,600 for each $10,000 of accreted value at maturity of 2012 Debentures and $5,600 for each $10,000 of accreted value at maturity of 2015 Debentures. Each includes an early tender premium of $200.
Holder of debentures tendered after Sept. 27, 2006 but before the expiration of the offers and accepted, will receive $6,400 for each $10,000 of accreted value at maturity of the 2012 Debentures and $5,400 for each $10,000 of accreted value at maturity of the 2015 Debentures.
“We are very pleased with the results of the tender offer,” said Sanjiv Khattri, GMAC executive vice president and chief financial officer. “We have reduced the level of our higher cost debt, which will help us continue to improve our capital structure as we prepare for a future as a stand-alone, diversified financial services company.”
On Sept. 28, GMAC announced an increase in the maximum aggregate purchase price of its offer to purchase to $1 billion, from the original amount of $500 million. All debentures tendered by First Priority Holders (those with $100,000 or less of accreted value at maturity and as defined in the Offer to Purchase) will be accepted for payment by GMAC. However, since the aggregate purchase price represented by tendered debentures exceeded the maximum amount of $1 billion, debentures tendered by Second Priority Holders (all other holders as defined in the Offer to Purchase) will be accepted on a pro-rata basis. The pro-ration factor for debentures tendered by Second Priority Holders is approximately 98.4 percent. Debentures not accepted for payment due to pro-ration will be promptly returned. For complete details regarding priority and pro-ration, holders should read the Offer to Purchase.
Questions regarding the tender offer should be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent, at 800.859.8511( U.S. toll-free).
GMAC is a global financial services company that operates in approximately 40 countries, in auto finance, residential mortgage, insurance and commercial finance businesses. With more than $300 billion in assets, it generated nearly $2.4 billion in net income in 2005, on net revenues of $19.2 billion. General Motors, which currently owns all of the equity of GMAC, announced earlier this year that it expects to sell a majority of its interest to a consortium of investors led by Cerberus Capital Management.
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