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Hologic Announces Upcoming Put Option and Notice of Redemption of 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2043

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that holders of the 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2043 (CUSIP No. 436440 AG6) issued February 21, 2013 have the right to surrender their notes for repurchase by the Company.  This right is pursuant to the put option under the base indenture governing the notes dated December 10, 2007, as supplemented by the fourth supplemental indenture dated February 21, 2013 (collectively, the indenture).

The put option entitles each holder of the notes to require the Company to repurchase in cash all or part (in principal amounts equal to $1,000 or multiples thereof) of the notes on December 15, 2017 (the put option repurchase date) at a price equal to 100% of the accreted principal amount of the notes, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the indenture and the notes. Unless the Company defaults on the payment, interest on notes surrendered for repurchase will cease to accrue, and principal will cease to accrete, on and after December 15, 2017. As of the date of this notice, $202,000,000 aggregate original principal amount of notes is outstanding.  The accreted principal amount of these notes as of December 15, 2017, to the extent not otherwise converted, will be $244,456,360, or $1,210.18 per $1,000.

The opportunity to exercise the put option commences on November 16, 2017 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), and expires at 5 p.m. ET on December 14, 2017 (the expiration date), which is the business day immediately preceding the put option repurchase date. Holders may withdraw any notes previously surrendered for repurchase at any time prior to 5 p.m. ET on the expiration date. To exercise the put option, or withdraw notes previously surrendered, a holder must follow the procedures set forth in the put right notice that is being delivered to all registered holders of the notes.

None of the Company, its board of directors or employees has made, or is making, any representation or recommendation to any holder of the notes as to whether to exercise the put option.

Notice of Redemption

In addition, the Company announced today that it has issued a notice of redemption to the holders of the notes to redeem any notes outstanding on December 15, 2017 (the redemption date) pursuant to its option under Section 11.01 of the supplemental indenture and Article 11 of the base indenture. As a result, notes that are not surrendered to the Company for repurchase as described above, or that are not surrendered for conversion prior to 5 p.m. ET on December 14, 2017, will be redeemed by the Company on the redemption date at a price equal to 100% of the accreted principal amount of the notes.  This redemption will be upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the indenture and the notes. Unless the Company defaults on the payment of the redemption price, interest on such notes will cease to accrue, and principal on such notes will cease to accrete, on and after the redemption date, and the only remaining right of the holders of the notes will be to receive payment of the redemption price.

Conversion Right and Net Share Settlement Election

Pursuant to the terms of the indenture, holders of the notes have a right to convert them at any time prior to 5 p.m. ET on December 14, 2017, which is the business day immediately preceding the redemption date, subject to the terms, conditions and adjustments set forth in the indenture and the notes. The current conversion rate for the notes is 25.911 shares of the Company's common stock per $1,000 original principal amount outstanding, which is equivalent to a conversion price of approximately $38.59 per share based upon the original principal amount of the notes (the equivalent of approximately $46.71 per share based upon an accreted principal amount of the notes as of December 15, 2017).

The Company also announced today that it has irrevocably elected to settle any conversion of the notes entirely in cash pursuant to Section 12.02(a)(ii) of the supplemental indenture.  This irrevocable election applies only to the 2043 notes, and does not apply to any other convertible notes of the Company.

Additional Information

At the Company's request, Wilmington Trust Company, the trustee, paying agent and conversion agent for the notes, is delivering a put right notice and notice of redemption to all registered holders of the notes. In addition, the Company will file these notices with a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Copies of these notices and additional information relating to the procedure for the surrender, conversion and/or redemption of the notes may be obtained from Wilmington Trust Company as provided below.

For the notice of redemption

Wilmington Trust Company 
Rodney Square North 
1100 North Market Street - 5th Floor 
Wilmington, DE 19890 
Attention: Corporate Capital Markets - Workflow Mgmt

For the put right notice

Wilmington Trust Company 
Rodney Square North 
1100 North Market Street 
Wilmington, DE 19890 
Attention: Workflow Mgmt - 5th Floor 
Telephone: (302) 646-6470 
Facsimile: (302) 636-4139

About Hologic

Hologic, Inc. is an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women's health and well-being through early detection and treatment. For more information on Hologic, visit www.hologic.com.

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Contact

Michael Watts
Vice President, Investor Relations and
Corporate Communications 
(858) 410-8588

 

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