Bombardier Announces Pricing of its New Issuance of Senior Notes due 2031

Bombardier Announces Pricing of its New Issuance of Senior Notes due 2031

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MONTRÉAL, March 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) today announced that it has successfully priced its offering of US$750 million aggregate principal amount of new Senior Notes due July 1, 2031. The new Senior Notes will carry a coupon of 7.250% per annum and will be sold at 99.75% of par (the “New Notes”). The issuance of the New Notes is expected to close on or about April 4, 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.

Bombardier intends to use the proceeds of the offering of the New Notes, together with cash on hand, (i) to finance the offer to purchase (the “2026 Tender Offer”) up to US$550 million aggregate purchase amount (exclusive of accrued and unpaid interest) of its outstanding 7.125% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”), of which there is US$1,001 million aggregate principal amount outstanding on the date hereof, (ii) to fund the redemption (the “2027 Notes Redemption”) of US$200 million aggregate purchase amount (exclusive of accrued and unpaid interest) of its outstanding 7.875% Senior Notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes”), of which there is US$1,733 million aggregate principal amount outstanding on the date hereof, and (iii) for the payment of accrued interest and related fees and expenses.

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Consummation of the offering of the New Notes, the 2026 Tender Offer and the 2027 Notes Redemption are subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance that Bombardier will be able to successfully complete these transactions on the terms described above, or at all. The 2026 Tender Offer and the 2027 Notes Redemption are subject to certain conditions, including the completion of the offering of the New Notes prior to April 9, 2024, as it relates to the 2026 Tender Offer, and prior to April 22, 2024, as it relates to the 2027 Notes Redemption.

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This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or buy or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation, sale or purchase of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation, sale or purchase would be unlawful.

The New Notes mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, any state securities laws or the laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. The New Notes mentioned herein may be offered and sold in the United States only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. The New Notes mentioned herein have not been and will not be qualified for distribution to the public under applicable Canadian securities laws and, accordingly, any offer and sale of the securities in Canada will be made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus requirements of such securities laws. The New Notes will be offered and sold in Canada on a private placement basis only to “accredited investors” pursuant to certain prospectus exemptions.

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This announcement does not constitute an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to sell the New Notes, the 2026 Notes or the 2027 Notes. This announcement does not constitute a redemption notice in respect of any 2027 Notes or any other notes. Any redemption of the 2027 Notes or any other notes will be made pursuant to a notice of redemption under the indentures governing such notes. Any purchase of the 2026 Notes pursuant to the 2026 Tender Offer will be made pursuant to an offer to purchase.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements based on current expectations. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to important known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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