Take-Two Interactive Software Announces Offers to Purchase by Zynga Inc. Of Any and All of Zynga’s Outstanding 0.25% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2024 and 0% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2026
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“Take-Two”) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Zynga Inc. (f/k/a Zebra MS II, Inc.) has commenced tender offers to repurchase any and all of Zynga’s outstanding 0.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”) and 0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes” and, together with the 2024 Notes, the “Notes”) in compliance with the terms of the indentures governing the Notes (the “Indentures”). The tender offers are required to be made as a result of the transactions consummated on May 23, 2022 (the “Closing Date”) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 9, 2022, by and among Take-Two, Zynga Inc. (“Old Zynga”), Zebra MS II, Inc. and Zebra MS I, Inc., including the merger of Zebra MS I with and into Old Zynga and the subsequent merger of Old Zynga with and into Zebra MS II (the “Combination”).
Under the terms of the Indentures, the Combination constituted a Fundamental Change (as defined in each of the Indentures), and holders of the Notes, therefore, have the right to require Zynga to repurchase all or a portion of their Notes at a purchase price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of their Notes to be repurchased, plus, in the case of the 2024 Notes, accrued and unpaid interest on the 2024 Notes to, but excluding, the Fundamental Change Repurchase Date (as defined below).
As a result of the Combination, holders also have the right to convert their Notes in whole or in part (in a principal amount of $1,000 or an integral multiple thereof) during the period from the Closing Date to the close of business on June 22, 2022 (the “Fundamental Change Conversion Period”), at the applicable conversion rate. As a result of the Combination, the Notes are convertible into units of reference property equal to the consideration paid to holders of Old Zynga’s common stock in the Combination of $3.50 in cash and 0.0406 shares of Take-Two common stock per share. During the Fundamental Change Conversion Period, the Conversion Rate for the 2024 Notes will be 137.3699, which includes a Make-Whole calculated based on the average last reported sales prices of Old Zynga’s common stock over the five trading day period ended on May 20, 2022, and as a result each $1,000 principal amount 2024 Note will be convertible into 5.5772 shares of Take-Two common stock, with cash paid in lieu of any such fractional shares, and $480.79 in cash. During the Fundamental Change Conversion Period, the Conversion Rate for the 2026 Notes will be 76.5404, and as a result each $1,000 principal amount 2026 Note will be convertible into 3.1075 shares of Take-Two common stock, with cash paid in lieu of any such fractional shares, and $267.89 in cash. Although the Combination constituted a Make-Whole Fundamental Change for both series of Notes, Holders of the 2026 Notes will not be entitled an increase in the Conversion Rate under the terms of the applicable Indenture because the average last reported sales prices of Old Zynga’s common stock over the five trading day period ended on May 20, 2022 was less than the minimum price per share that is required under the Indenture for the 2026 Notes for holders of the 2026 Notes to be entitled to receive an increase in the conversion rate.
The tender offers will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 22, 2022. The repurchase date for any Notes tendered pursuant to the tender offers will be June 23, 2022 (the “Fundamental Change Repurchase Date”).
Tenders of the Notes must be made prior to the expiration of the applicable tender offer and may be withdrawn at any time prior to the expiration of the applicable tender offer through compliance with the proper withdrawal procedure outlined in the Offer to Purchase for the applicable series of Notes.
None of Take-Two, Zynga, their respective boards of directors, or the trustee, paying agent and conversion agent for the Notes and the respective tender offers, is making any recommendation to noteholders as to whether to tender or refrain from tendering their Notes in the tender offers or whether to convert their Notes. Noteholders must decide how many Notes they will tender or convert, if any. The terms and conditions of the tender offers are described in the Offers to Purchase distributed to holders of the Notes.
The trustee, paying agent and conversion agent for the tender offers is Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (as successor to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association). Offers to Purchase will be distributed to noteholders of record and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For questions and requests for assistance in connection with the mechanics of surrender of Notes for repurchase under the Fundamental Change Repurchase Right or the conversion of the Notes may be directed to the paying agent and conversion agent at the following address: c/o Computershare Trust Company N.A., Corporate Trust Operations MAC N9300-070 600, S. 4th Street, 7th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The tender offers are being made only pursuant to the Offers to Purchase and related materials that Zynga will distribute to holders of the Notes after Zynga files with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Schedule TO and Offers to Purchase. Holders of the Notes should read carefully the applicable Offer to Purchase and related materials because they contain important information, including the various terms of, and conditions to, the applicable tender offer. After Zynga files its Schedule TO and Offers to Purchase with the Securities and Exchange Commission, holders of the Notes may obtain a free copy of the tender offer statement on Schedule TO, the Offers to Purchase and other documents that Zynga will be filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the trustee, paying agent and conversion agent for the tender offers, at the following address: c/o Computershare Trust Company N.A., Corporate Trust Operations MAC N9300-070 600, S. 4th Street, 7th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Holders of the Notes are urged to carefully read these materials prior to making any decision with respect to the applicable tender offer.