10/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 14:38
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): October 14, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York||10577|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (914) 253-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
|Common Stock, par value 1-2/3 cents per share||PEP||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|2.500% Senior Notes due 2022||PEP22a||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|0.250% Senior Notes due 2024||PEP24||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|2.625% Senior Notes due 2026||PEP26||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|0.750% Senior Notes due 2027||PEP27||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|0.875% Senior Notes due 2028||PEP28||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|0.500% Senior Notes due 2028||PEP28a||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|1.125% Senior Notes due 2031||PEP31||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|0.400% Senior Notes due 2032||PEP32||
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
|0.875% Senior Notes due 2039||PEP39||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|1.050% Senior Notes due 2050||PEP50||
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
|Emerging growth company||¨|
|If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.||¨|
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
PepsiCo Senior Notes Offering.
On October 7, 2021, PepsiCo, Inc. ("PepsiCo") announced an offering of €1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 0.750% Senior Notes due 2033 (the "Notes"). BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc were joint book-running managers for the offering of the Notes.
PepsiCo received net proceeds of approximately €991 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by PepsiCo. The net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including the repurchase of outstanding indebtedness and the repayment of commercial paper.
The Notes were offered and sold pursuant to a Terms Agreement (the "Terms Agreement") dated October 7, 2021 (incorporating the PepsiCo, Inc. Underwriting Agreement Standard Provisions dated as of November 18, 2019 (the "Standard Provisions")) among PepsiCo and the several underwriters, under PepsiCo's automatic shelf registration statement (the "Registration Statement") on Form S-3 (File No. 333-234767), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on November 18, 2019. PepsiCo has filed with the SEC a prospectus supplement, dated October 7, 2021, together with the accompanying prospectus, dated November 18, 2019, relating to the offer and sale of the Notes. The Notes were issued on October 14, 2021 pursuant to an Indenture (the "Indenture") dated as of May 21, 2007 between PepsiCo and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee. The following table summarizes information about the Notes and the offering thereof.
|Title of Securities:||0.750% Senior Notes due 2033|
|Aggregate Principal Amount Offered:||€1,000,000,000|
|Maturity Date:||October 14, 2033|
|Interest Payment Dates:||Annually on October 14, commencing October 14, 2022.|
|Optional Redemption:||Prior to July 14, 2033, make-whole call at comparable government bond rate plus 15 basis points; par call at any time on or after July 14, 2033.|
|Price to Public:||99.669%|
The Notes are unsecured obligations of PepsiCo and rank equally with all of PepsiCo's other unsecured senior indebtedness. The Indenture also contains customary event of default provisions.
The above description of the Terms Agreement, the Indenture and the Notes is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Terms Agreement, the Indenture and the forms of Notes. Each of the Terms Agreement, the Standard Provisions and the form of Note is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1, Exhibit 1.2 and Exhibit 4.1, respectively. The Board of Directors resolutions authorizing PepsiCo's officers to establish the terms of the Notes have been filed as Exhibit 4.7 to the Registration Statement. The Indenture has been filed as Exhibit 4.3 to the Registration Statement. Opinions regarding the legality of the Notes are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 5.1 and 5.2; and consents relating to such incorporation of such opinions are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 23.1 and 23.2 by reference to their inclusion within Exhibits 5.1 and 5.2, respectively.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1||Terms Agreement dated October 7, 2021 (incorporating the PepsiCo, Inc. Underwriting Agreement Standard Provisions dated as of November 18, 2019) among PepsiCo and the several underwriters named therein.|
|1.2||PepsiCo, Inc. Underwriting Agreement Standard Provisions dated as of November 18, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.2 to PepsiCo's Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the SEC on November 18, 2019).|
|4.1||Form of 0.750% Senior Note due 2033.|
|5.1||Opinion of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.|
|5.2||Opinion of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.|
|23.1||Consent of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
|23.2||Consent of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2).|
|104||The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.|
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.
|Date: October 14, 2021||PepsiCo, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Cynthia A. Nastanski|
|Name:||Cynthia A. Nastanski|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, Corporate Law and Deputy Corporate Secretary|