Wal-Mart 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
June 15, 2017
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 15, 2017, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing the commencement of a cash tender offer for outstanding notes of its series of 6.500% notes due 2037, 6.200% notes due 2038, 5.625% notes due 2040 and 5.625% notes due 2041, (collectively, the “Dollar Securities”) and the commencement of a cash tender offer for outstanding notes of its series of 4.875% notes due 2039, 5.250% notes due 2035 and 5.750% notes due 2030 (collectively, the “Sterling Securities” and together with the Dollar Securities, the “Securities”). Pursuant to the tender offer for the Dollar Securities (the “Dollar Securities Tender Offer”), the Company will pay total consideration (excluding accrued interest) of up to $2 billion for the Dollar Securities. Pursuant to the tender offer for the Sterling Securities (together with the Dollar Securities Tender Offer, the “Tender Offers”), the Company will pay total consideration (excluding accrued interest) of up to £500 million for the Sterling Securities. Each of the Tender Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 13, 2017, unless that Tender Offer is extended or earlier terminated.
A copy of the Press Release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to purchase any of the Securities or any other securities of the Company. The Tender Offers are being made only pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated June 15, 2017 and a related Letter of Transmittal, which set forth the terms and conditions of each of the Tender Offers. The Company is making each Tender Offer only in those jurisdictions in which the Company is permitted to make that Tender Offer under applicable law.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1-A copy of the Press Release is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: June 15, 2017