SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
TENDER OFFER STATEMENT UNDER SECTION 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(Amendment No. 3)
(Name of Subject Company (Issuer) and Filing Person (Offeror))
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
Arthur Chong, Esq.
General Counsel and Secretary
140 East 45th Street, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10017
(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to
receive notices and communications on behalf of filing person)
Marc R. Packer, Esq.
Maxim O. Mayer-Cesiano, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square
New York, New York 10036-6522
CALCULATION OF FILING FEE
|Transaction Valuation(1)||Amount of Filing Fee(2)|
|(1)||Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the filing fee pursuant to Rule 0-11(a)(4) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, based on the product of (i) $79.88, the average and the high and low sale prices of Altaba Inc. common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on June 4, 2018 and (ii) 195,000,000, the maximum number of shares of Altaba Inc. common stock to be purchased in the tender offer.|
|(2)||The amount of the filing fee, calculated in accordance with Rule 0-11 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, equals $124.50 per million dollars of the value of the transaction.|
|☒||Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.|
|Amount Previously Paid: $1,939,286.70||Filing Party: Altaba Inc.|
|Form or Registration No.: Schedule TO||Date Filed: June 7, 2018|
|☐||Check the box if filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.|
Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:
|☐||third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.|
|☒||issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.|
|☐||going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.|
|☐||amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.|
Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer: ☐
This Amendment No. 3 (this Amendment) amends and supplements the Issuer Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (together with the supplements and amendments thereto, the Schedule TO) originally filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on June 7, 2018 by Altaba Inc. (Altaba or the Fund), a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company organized as a Delaware corporation, pursuant to Rule 13e-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), in connection with the Funds offer to purchase up to 195,000,000 (approximately 24%) of the Funds issued and outstanding shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Shares). For each Share accepted in the Offer (as defined below), stockholders will receive: (i) 0.35 American Depository Shares (Alibaba ADSs) of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a Cayman Islands company (Alibaba), which are held by the Fund in its investment portfolio, less any Alibaba ADSs withheld to satisfy applicable withholding taxes and subject to adjustment for fractional Alibaba ADSs (the ADS Portion), and (ii) an amount in cash equal to the Alibaba VWAP (as defined in the Offer to Purchase (as defined below)) multiplied by 0.05, less any cash withheld to satisfy applicable withholding taxes and without interest (the Cash Portion and, together with the ADS Portion, the Offer Consideration), upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, dated June 7, 2018 (the Offer to Purchase), and in the related Letter of Transmittal, copies of which were previously filed as Exhibits (a)(1)(A) and (a)(1)(B) to the Schedule TO, respectively (the Letter of Transmittal, which together with the Offer to Purchase, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, constitute the Offer). This Amendment to the Schedule TO is intended to satisfy the reporting requirements of Rule 13e-4(c) promulgated under the Exchange Act.
The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal is hereby expressly incorporated by reference into this Amendment, except that such information is hereby amended and supplemented to the extent expressly set forth herein.
Items 1-9 and 11.
The Offer to Purchase and the Schedule TO, to the extent Item 1 through Item 9, and Item 11 incorporate by reference the information contained in the Offer to Purchase, are hereby amended and supplemented as set forth below.
|1.||The following paragraph shall be added as the first paragraph on the cover page of the Offer to Purchase and as the second paragraph to the section titled INTRODUCTION of the Offer to Purchase:|
The Offer was scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 11, 2018. The Expiration Date of the Offer is extended until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 8, 2018, unless further extended or terminated, because the Fund does not anticipate receiving the Exemptive Order prior to the previously scheduled expiration date of the Offer.
As of the close of business on July 2, 2018, Computershare Trust Company N.A., the Exchange Agent for the Offer, has advised that approximately 156,676 Shares have been tendered and not withdrawn.
|2.||All references in the Offer to Purchase to the phrase July 11, 2018 shall be replaced by the phrase August 8, 2018, and all references in the Offer to Purchase to the phrase 11:59 p.m., New York City time shall be replaced by the phrase 5:00 p.m., New York City time.|
|3.||All references in the Offer to Purchase to the phrase Determination Date (July 9, 2018 based on the current Expiration Date) shall be replaced by the phrase Determination Date (August 6, 2018 based on the current Expiration Date).|
|4.||In the Summary Term Sheet, on page 13 of the Offer to Purchase, the response to the question Once I have tendered my Shares in the Offer, can I withdraw my tender? shall be deleted and replaced in its entirety with the following:|
Yes. You may withdraw your tendered Shares any time prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Expiration Date. See Section 4.
|5.||In Section 4. Withdrawal Rights, on page 36 of the Offer to Purchase, the second sentence of the first paragraph shall be deleted.|
Item 12. Exhibits.
Item 12 of the Schedule TO is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following exhibits to the exhibit index:
|(a)(5)(C)||Press release, dated July 2, 2018, announcing the extension of the Offer.|
After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
|Name: Arthur Chong|
|Title: General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: July 2, 2018
|(a)(1)(A)||Offer to Purchase, dated June 7, 2018.*|
|(a)(1)(B)||Letter of Transmittal.*|
|(a)(1)(C)||Form of Notice of Withdrawal.*|
|(a)(1)(D)||Letter to Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees, dated June 7, 2018.*|
|(a)(1)(E)||Letter to Clients for Use by Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks, Trust Companies and Other Nominees, dated June 7, 2018.*|
|(a)(1)(F)||Summary Advertisement, dated June 7, 2018.*|
|(a)(5)(A)||Press release, dated June 7, 2018, announcing the commencement of the Offer.*|
|(a)(5)(B)||Transcript of Corporate Update Conference Call of the Fund on June 7, 2018.*|
|(a)(5)(C)||Press release, dated July 2, 2018, announcing the extension of the Offer.|
|(d)(1)||Long-Term Deferred Compensation Incentive Plan, effective August 9, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Annex C to the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on September 11, 2017).|
|*||Previously filed with the Schedule TO.|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
ALTABA ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF TENDER OFFER
TO PURCHASE UP TO 195,000,000 SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK
FOR ALIBABA ADSS AND CASH
NEW YORK July 2, 2018 Altaba Inc. (Altaba or the Fund) (NASDAQ: AABA) announced today the extension of its previously announced tender offer to purchase up to 195,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of its common stock, at a purchase price per share equal to (A) 0.35 American Depositary Shares (Alibaba ADSs) of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba) and (B) an amount in cash equal to the Alibaba VWAP (as defined below) multiplied by 0.05, less applicable withholding taxes and without interest, until August 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, unless the tender offer is further extended or withdrawn by the Fund.
The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire on July 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., New York City time. As of the close of business on July 2, 2018, Computershare Trust Company N.A., the exchange agent for the tender offer, has advised that approximately 156,676 shares of Altabas common stock have been tendered and not withdrawn. Holders of Altaba common stock who have already tendered their shares do not have to re-tender their securities or take any other action as a result of the extension of the expiration date of the tender offer.
Unless the tender offer is further extended, the Alibaba VWAP (determined as described in the Funds Offer to Purchase dated June 7, 2018, as amended (the Offer to Purchase)) will be the daily volume-weighted average price for an Alibaba ADS on August 6, 2018, the second trading day prior to the revised expiration date.
The Alibaba ADSs to be exchanged pursuant to the tender offer are being offered and exchanged pursuant to the exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the 1933 Act) provided by Section 4(a)(1) of the 1933 Act.
The tender offer is not conditioned upon any minimum number of shares being tendered; however, the tender offer is subject to a number of other terms and conditions, which are specified in the Offer to Purchase, including the condition that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) shall have granted an exemptive order permitting participation by any stockholder of the Fund who is an affiliated person of the Fund either (x) solely by reason of owning, controlling or holding the power to vote 5% or more of the shares or (y) because it is a fund managed by one of the Funds external investment advisors. The tender offer has been extended because the Fund does not anticipate receiving the exemptive order prior to the previously scheduled expiration date of the tender offer.
Complete terms and conditions of the tender offer are set forth in the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related documentation that were filed with the SEC on June 7, 2018, as amended. The Fund will continue to update stockholders with respect to the tender offer as appropriate, including to provide supplemental information and equal prominence to disclosure relating to its estimated current net asset value consistent with the methodology used to calculate its estimated current net asset value as disclosed on the Funds dedicated website containing information about the consideration offered in the tender offer (http://www.innisfreema.com/tender/aaba).
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as dealer manager for the tender offer, Innisfree M&A Incorporated is serving as information agent for the tender offer and Computershare Trust Company, N.A. is serving as exchange agent for the tender offer. For more information about the tender offer, please contact Innisfree M&A Incorporated at (877) 750-9497.
None of the Fund, the Funds affiliates or subsidiaries, the Funds investment advisors, the dealer manager, the information agent or the exchange agent has made or is making any recommendation to the Funds stockholders as to whether to tender or refrain from tendering their shares. Stockholders must make their own decision as to whether to tender their shares and, if so, how many shares to tender. Stockholders are urged to consult their tax advisors, financial advisors and/or brokers.
The discussion of the tender offer contained in this press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares. The tender offer is being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal, and other related materials mailed or otherwise delivered to stockholders, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time. Stockholders should read those materials and the documents incorporated therein by reference carefully because they contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the tender offer. The Fund has filed a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (as amended, the Schedule TO) with the SEC. The Schedule TO, including the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related materials, are also available to stockholders at no charge on the SECs website at www.sec.gov or from the information agent for the tender offer, Innisfree M&A Incorporated. Stockholders are urged to read those materials carefully prior to making any decisions with respect to the tender offer.
About Altaba Inc.
Altaba is an independent, publicly traded, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the 1940 Act. The Funds assets primarilybut not entirelycomprise two investments: the first a substantial position in Alibaba, which has become one of the worlds largest online retailers, and the second in Yahoo Japan Corporation, now a leading Japanese internet company.
Prior to June 16, 2017, Altaba was known as Yahoo! Inc. Altaba was created from Yahoo! Inc. after the sale of its operating businesses, at which time Yahoo! Inc. reorganized as an investment company, was renamed Altaba Inc., and began trading under the Nasdaq ticker symbol AABA.
Visit www.altaba.com for more information.
Investor Relations and Media Contact
Alan Oshiki or Mike Pascale
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements as to the amount, timing and manner of the tender offer, which reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words such as outlook, believes, expects, potential, continues, may, will, should, seeks, approximately, predicts, intends, plans, estimates, anticipates or the negative versions of those words or other comparable words. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that our future plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our portfolio investments, operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, liquidity and planned transactions. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on our operations, future prospects and value of our shares include, but are not limited to:
|||the risk that Altaba may not be able to complete the tender offer and purchase the shares pursuant to the tender offer or otherwise;|
|||the risk that Altaba may not be able to achieve the benefits contemplated by the tender offer;|
|||the risk that Altaba may not be able to complete the sale of a portion of its Alibaba ADSs pursuant to sales in open market transactions and/or in private dispositions not executed or recorded on a public exchange or quotation service;|
|||the possibility that the value of Altabas investment assets decline, including the equity securities of Alibaba it holds in its investment portfolio, and certain other investments;|
|||the less liquid nature of certain investments;|
|||risks with respect to the sufficiency of our available sources of liquidity to meet operating requirements;|
|||risks with respect to the future outcome of legal proceedings in which we are involved;|
|||the possibility of incurring certain tax liabilities, including certain state and foreign taxes, and the availability of a foreign tax credits with respect to Altabas federal income tax;|
|||the possibility that a blockage discount may not be available for purposes of determining Altabas U.S. federal income tax liability on the exchange of Alibaba ADSs pursuant to the tender offer;|
|||risks with respect to our contractual arrangements and relationships with third parties, including creditors and counterparties to certain call spread agreements imposing obligations on us that hinder our ability to effectuate Altabas objectives;|
|||the possibility that Altaba will pursue other transactions or other actions, including continuing to sell shares of Yahoo Japan Corporation consistent with the Funds previously announced intent, additional exchange offers of Alibaba ADSs (with or without cash) for shares, additional sales of Alibaba ADSs for cash, additional repurchases of shares either through tender offers or open market purchases using the proceeds from sales of Alibaba ADSs and/or shares of Yahoo Japan Corporation, converting to an open end fund to permit redemptions of shares in-kind for Alibaba ADSs and adoption of a plan of liquidation and dissolution followed by one or more distributions of cash and/or other assets pursuant to such plan; and|
|||Altabas intention to retain sufficient assets to be able to satisfy or provide for its contingent liabilities before making any additional distributions to stockholders.|
These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in the Offer to Purchase. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. The foregoing should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the risk factors described under the caption Principal Risks in our Form N-CSR for the fiscal year end December 31, 2017 filed with the SEC and other documents we file with or furnish to the SEC. Any forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments we anticipate will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, us or our business or operations. Because we are an investment company, the forward-looking statements and projections contained in this press release are excluded from the safe harbor protection provided by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.