ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW) (“ServiceNow”) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, senior notes (the “Notes”) in a registered public offering.
ServiceNow expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes (i) to repurchase for cash up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 0% convertible senior notes due 2022 (the “2022 Convertible Notes”), and (ii) for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Pending the application of the net proceeds, ServiceNow expects to invest the net proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing instruments or other investment-grade securities.
Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering of the Notes is being made pursuant to our effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including our base prospectus, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 4, 2018, and a preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the SEC today. Before you invest in the Notes, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement, and other documents ServiceNow has filed or that ServiceNow may file with the SEC for more complete information about ServiceNow and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website. Alternatively, copies may be obtained from Barclays Capital Inc. at (888) 603-5847 (toll-free), Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 831-9146 (toll-free) and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (212) 834-4533 (collect).
In connection with any repurchase of the 2022 Convertible Notes, ServiceNow expects holders of the outstanding 2022 Convertible Notes that are being repurchased and have hedged their equity price risk with respect to such notes (the “Hedged Holders”) to unwind their hedge positions by buying ServiceNow common stock and/or entering into or unwinding various derivative transactions with respect to ServiceNow common stock. In addition, the counterparties to the call spread transactions that were entered into by ServiceNow in connection with the 2022 Convertible Notes (the “Call Spread Transactions”) may enter into derivative transactions with the Hedged Holders as described above and may sell ServiceNow common stock in connection with any unwinds or terminations of the Call Spread Transactions in connection with any repurchases of the 2022 Convertible Notes. The market activity by the Hedged Holders and by such counterparties to the Call Spread Transactions may be substantial in relation to the historical average daily trading volume of ServiceNow common stock and could cause the price of ServiceNow common stock to increase or decrease.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these Notes in any state or 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 jurisdiction. Any offer or sale of the Notes will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement relating to the offering of the Notes and the accompanying prospectus.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “intend,” “expect” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements were made. These statements include our intention to proceed with the offering, our anticipated use of proceeds and whether the 2022 Convertible Notes repurchases will take place or be consummated. If we are able to consummate the Notes offering, the amount of the Notes we sell will be subject to customary closing conditions and will depend on market conditions, which could be affected by factors such as the COVID‑19 pandemic, the supply of investment grade debt in the market, and overall economic conditions. An additional list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our filings with the SEC, including those set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020, the preliminary prospectus supplement for the Notes offering to which this communication relates, and in other filings we make with the SEC from time to time. We undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward-looking statements after the date of this release, except as required by law.
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