Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc launches private offering

Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. will launch a private offering of $1.0 Billion of senior notes.

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) has announced that Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. (OBGC), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of OI Inc., intends to offer senior notes subject to market and other conditions, a total of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 and senior notes due 2025 in a private offering to eligible purchasers under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

OBGC’s obligations under the senior notes will be guaranteed on a joint and several basis by Owens-Illinois Group, Inc. (“OI Group”), a direct wholly owned subsidiary of OI Inc. and an indirect parent of OBGC, and the domestic subsidiaries of OI Group that are guarantors under OI Group’s credit agreement.

OBGC expects to use the net proceeds from the private offering to fund, in part, its previously announced acquisition of the food and beverage glass containers business of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. and its subsidiaries as conducted in the United States, Mexico and Bolivia (the “Vitro Acquisition”) and to pay related fees and expenses. The private offering of senior notes will be consummated prior to the consummation of the Vitro Acquisition. Concurrently with the closing of the private offering, the gross proceeds from the sale of the senior notes will be deposited into an escrow account until the consummation of the Vitro Acquisition.

According to the announcement, the senior notes and the guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act, or applicable state securities laws, and will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. Unless so registered, the senior notes and the guarantees may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. Prospective purchasers that are qualified institutional buyers are hereby notified that the seller of the senior notes may be relying on the exemption from the provisions of Section 5 of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A.

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