The Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of PDL, and interest on the Notes will be payable semi-annually. The Notes may be converted at the option of the holders, under certain circumstances and during certain periods, into cash, shares of PDL's common stock or a combination of cash and shares of PDL's common stock, at PDL's election. The interest rate, initial conversion rate, offering price and other terms of the Notes will be determined by PDL and RBC.
In connection with the offering of the Notes, PDL expects to enter into a capped call transaction with Royal Bank of Canada, an affiliate of RBC (the Counterparty). The capped call transaction is expected generally to offset potential dilution to PDL's common stock and/or any cash payments PDL will be required to make in excess of the principal amount upon any conversion of the Notes, with such offset subject to a cap. In addition, if RBC exercises its overallotment option to purchase additional Notes, PDL expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of such additional Notes to enter into an additional capped call transaction.
PDL has been advised that, in connection with establishing their initial hedge of the capped call transaction, the Counterparty expects to enter into various derivative transactions with respect to PDL's common stock concurrently with or shortly after the pricing of the Notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of PDL's common stock or the Notes at that time. In addition, the Counterparty may modify its hedge positions by entering into or unwinding derivatives with respect to PDL's common stock and/or by purchasing or selling PDL's common stock in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the Notes (and are likely to do so during any observation period related to a conversion of notes). This activity could also cause or avoid an increase or a decrease in the market price of PDL's common stock or the Notes, which could affect a holder's ability to convert the Notes and, to the extent the activity occurs during any observation period related to a conversion of notes, could affect the amount and value of the consideration that a holder will receive upon conversion of the Notes.
PDL intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the Notes offering to pay the cost of the capped call transactions and to repurchase a portion of its outstanding 4.00% Senior Convertible Notes due 2018. The balance of the net proceeds from the Notes offering will be used to acquire income-generating assets and pharmaceutical products, and for general corporate purposes.
The registration statement pursuant to which this offering is being made is effective pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933. Offers and sales of the Notes may be made only by the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, which, when available, may be obtained from
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
PDL seeks to optimize its return on investments so as to provide a significant return for its shareholders by acquiring and managing a portfolio of companies, products, royalty agreements and debt facilities in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. In late 2012, PDL began providing alternative sources of capital through royalty monetizations and debt facilities and in 2016, began making equity investments in commercial stage companies, the first being Noden Pharma DAC. PDL has committed over
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