As of the date of this prospectus, $800.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the 2023
private notes are outstanding and $800.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the 2021 private notes are outstanding. This prospectus and the letter of transmittal are being sent to all registered holders of private notes. There will be no fixed
record date for determining registered holders of private notes entitled to participate in the exchange offers.
We intend to conduct the
exchange offers in accordance with the provisions of the registration rights agreements, the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC. Private notes that the holders thereof do not
tender for exchange in the exchange offers will remain outstanding and continue to accrue interest. These private notes will continue to be entitled to the rights and benefits such holders have under the indenture relating to the applicable private
We will be deemed to have accepted for exchange properly tendered private notes when we have given oral (promptly followed in
writing) or written notice of the acceptance to the exchange agent and complied with the applicable provisions of the registration rights agreements. The exchange agent will act as agent for the tendering holders for the purposes of receiving the
exchange notes from us.
If you tender private notes in the exchange offers, you will not be required to pay brokerage commissions or fees
or, subject to the letter of transmittal, transfer taxes with respect to the exchange of private notes. We will pay all charges and expenses, other than certain applicable taxes described below, in connection with the exchange offers. It is
important that you read the section entitled Fees and Expenses for more details regarding fees and expenses incurred in the exchange offers.
We will return any private notes that we do not accept for exchange for any reason without expense to their tendering holder promptly after
the expiration or termination of the applicable exchange offer.
Each exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 3, 2016, unless extended, in which case the expiration date
will mean the latest date and time to which we extend such exchange offer.
Delays in Acceptance, Extensions, Termination or Amendment
We expressly reserve the right, at any time or various times, to extend the period of time during which each exchange offer is open. We may
delay acceptance of any private notes by giving oral (promptly followed in writing) or written notice of such delay to their holders. During any such extensions, any private notes previously tendered will remain subject to the applicable exchange
offer, and we may accept them for exchange.
In order to extend an exchange offer, we will notify the exchange agent by giving oral
(promptly followed in writing) or written notice of such extension. We will notify the registered holders of the 2023 private notes or the 2021 private notes, as applicable, of the extension no later than 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on the
business day after the previously scheduled expiration date.
If any of the conditions described below under Conditions to the
Exchange Offers have not been satisfied with respect to an exchange offer, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion:
||to delay accepting for exchange any private notes in such exchange offer; |
||to extend such exchange offer; or |
||to terminate such exchange offer, |
by giving oral (promptly followed in writing) or written notice of such
delay, extension or termination to the exchange agent. Subject to the terms of the registration rights agreements, we also reserve the right to amend the terms of the exchange offers in any manner.