Johnson Controls International plc announces final results of exchange offers and consent solicitations

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CORK, Ireland, Dec. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) announced today the final results of its previously announced offers to exchange all validly tendered and accepted notes of each series listed in the table below issued by Johnson Controls, Inc. ("JCI Inc.") or Tyco International Finance S.A. ("TIFSA"), as applicable, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Controls, for new notes to be issued by Johnson Controls (collectively, the "New Notes") and the related solicitation of consents to amend the indentures governing the existing notes (the "proposed amendments") to eliminate various covenants, event of default provisions and other provisions and, with respect to the existing notes issued by TIFSA, to release the parent guarantees.  A registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-214806) (the "registration statement") relating to the issuance of the New Notes was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Nov. 28, 2016 (as amended on Dec. 8, 2016) and was declared effective by the SEC on Dec. 19, 2016.

As of 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on Dec. 23, 2016 (the "Expiration Date"), the aggregate principal amounts listed below of each series of existing notes had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in connection with Johnson Controls' exchange offers and consent solicitations.  The final settlement of the exchange offers is expected to occur on or about Dec. 28, 2016 (the "Settlement Date").

Series of notes issued by JCI Inc. or
TIFSA ("existing notes")


Aggregate principal
amount tendered and
consents received as of
the Expiration Date

Percentage of total
outstanding principal
amount of such series of
existing notes tendered and
consenting as of the
Expiration Date

Existing notes issued by JCI Inc.

2.355% Senior Notes due 2017

478373AA1/ US478373AA13



7.125% Notes Due July 15, 2017

478366AG2/ US478366AG24



1.400% Senior Notes due 2017

478373AB9/ US478373AB95



5.000% Senior Notes due 2020

478366AU1/ US478366AU18



4.25% Senior Notes due 2021

478366AX5/ US478366AX56



3.750% Senior Notes due 2021

478366BA4/ US478366BA45



3.625% Senior Notes due 2024

478373AC7/ US478373AC78



6.000% Notes due 2036

478366AN7/ US478366AN74



5.70% Senior Notes due 2041

478366AW7/ US478366AW73



5.250% Senior Notes due 2041

478366BB2/ US478366BB28



4.625% Senior Notes due 2044

478373AD5/ US478373AD51



6.950% Debentures due December 1, 2045

478366AF4/ US478366AF41



4.950% Senior Notes due 2064

478373AE3/ US478373AE35



Existing notes issued by TIFSA

3.750% Notes due 2018

902118BP2/ US902118BP22



4.625% Notes due 2023

902118BQ0/ US902118BQ05



1.375% Notes due 2025 (the "TIFSA Euro Notes")

902118BR8/ XS1195465676



3.900% Notes due 2026

902118BS6/ US902118BS60



5.125% Notes due 2045

902118BT4/ US902118BT44



The exchange offers and consent solicitations were made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in Johnson Controls' prospectus, dated as of Dec. 19, 2016 (the "prospectus"), which forms a part of the registration statement. 

As previously announced, on Dec. 9, 2016, (i) JCI Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee and (ii) TIFSA and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, executed supplemental indentures (the "Supplemental Indentures") to the indentures governing each series of existing notes, incorporating the proposed amendments. The Supplemental Indentures became effective upon execution, and the proposed amendments will become operative on the Settlement Date.

Following consummation of the exchange offers, Johnson Controls intends to deregister each series of existing notes with the SEC and each of JCI Inc. and TIFSA expects to cease reporting pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.  In addition, TIFSA expects to delist the TIFSA Euro Notes from the New York Stock Exchange. 

The Joint Lead Dealer Managers for the exchange offers are:

BofA Merrill Lynch

Attn: Liability Management Group

214 North Tryon Street, 14th Floor

Charlotte, North Carolina 28255

Toll-Free: (888) 292-0070

Collect: (980) 683-3215

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Attn: Liability Management Group

390 Greenwich Street, 1st Floor

New York, New York  10013

Toll-Free:  (800) 558-3745

Collect:  (212) 723-6106

The exchange agent and information agent for the exchange offers is:

D.F. King & Co., Inc.

In New York:
48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, New York  10005
Attn:  Peter Aymar
Bank and Brokers Call Collect:  (212) 269-5550
All Others, Please Call Toll-Free:  (866) 416-0576

In London:

125 Wood Street

London EC2V 7AN

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 20 7920 9700



Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting as legal advisor to Johnson Controls in connection with the exchange offers. 

Johnson Controls has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the exchange offers to which this press release relates.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein and is also not a solicitation of the related consents. The exchange offers were only made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in Johnson Controls' prospectus and the other related materials.   

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

Johnson Controls International plc Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Johnson Controls International plc has made statements in this communication that are forward-looking and therefore are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements in this document other than statements of historical fact are, or could be, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "should," "forecast," "project" or "plan" and terms of similar meaning are also generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Johnson Controls cautions that these statements are subject to numerous important risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond Johnson Controls' control, that could cause Johnson Controls' actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Detailed discussions of risks related to Johnson Controls' business and the exchange offers are included in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Johnson Controls International plc's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 2016 fiscal year filed with the SEC on November 23, 2016 and in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the registration statement, respectively, each of which is available at  Noteholders, potential investors and others should consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. The forward-looking statements included in this communication are made only as of the date of this document, unless otherwise specified, and, except as required by law, Johnson Controls assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update such statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this communication


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