HOUSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today the reference yield and the Total Consideration for each series of notes subject to its previously announced Any and All Offer. The reference yields were calculated by the Dealer Managers, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., at 2:00 p.m. EDT today.
The Any and All Offer Total Consideration for each series per each $1,000 principal amount of notes validly tendered and accepted for payment is based on the reference yield plus a fixed spread specified for the series as set forth in the table below. Holders whose notes are purchased pursuant to the Any and All Offer will also receive accrued and unpaid interest thereon from the applicable last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Any and All Offer Settlement Date, which is expected to be April 6, 2010, unless the Any and all Offer is extended.
Total Fixed Consideration Reference Spread per $1000 Title CUSIP U.S. Treasury Reference (basis principal of Security Numbers Security Yield points) amount ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any and All Offer ----------------- 0.875% U.S. 9.375% Treasury Debentures Note due due 2012 902905AK4 02/2012 1.024% 55.0 1,142.28 1.375% U.S. 9.125% Treasury Debentures Note due due 2013 902905AM0 03/2013 1.625% 65.0 1,183.14 3.625% U.S. 9.375% Treasury Debentures Note due due 2022 902905AL2 02/2020 3.874% 130.0 1,374.41 3.625% U.S. 8.500% Treasury Debentures Note due due 2023 902905AN8 02/2020 3.874% 130.0 1,310.20 3.625% U.S. 8.125% Treasury Debentures Note due due 2023 902905AQ1 02/2020 3.874% 130.0 1,280.73 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Any and All Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 1, 2010, unless extended. Holders of notes subject to the Any and All Offer must validly tender and not validly withdraw their notes before 5:00 p.m. EDT on the Any and All Offer expiration date to be eligible to receive the Any and All Offer Total Consideration.
The terms and conditions of the Any and All Offer, including the conditions of Marathon's obligation to accept the notes tendered and to pay the Total Consideration plus accrued and unpaid interest, are set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 22, 2010 and the related Letter of Transmittal. The Any and All Offer is conditioned upon satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions described in the Offer to Purchase.
Marathon has retained J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. to serve as the Dealer Managers. J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. may be contacted at (866) 834-4666 (toll free) or (212) 834-3424 (collect) and Goldman, Sachs & Co. may be contacted at (800) 828-3182 (toll free) or (212) 902-5128 (collect). Marathon has also retained Global Bondholder Services Corporation to serve as the Depositary and Information Agent for the tender offer.
Any questions or requests for assistance or additional copies of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation by phone at (866) 873-7700, or in writing at 65 Broadway - Suite 723, New York, NY, 10006, Attention: Corporate Actions. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank or trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Offer.
This press release is not a tender offer to purchase or a solicitation of acceptance of a tender offer, which may be made only pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal. In any jurisdiction where the laws require the tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the tender offer will be deemed made on behalf of Marathon by J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., or one or more registered brokers or dealers under the laws of such jurisdiction.
This release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the timing and principal amount of debt to be purchased in the offer, including certain terms and conditions of the offer. Although Marathon believes that the expectations contained in this release are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this release. In accordance with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Marathon Oil Corporation has included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and subsequent Form 8-K, cautionary language identifying important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, that could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
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