CASE NEW HOLLAND INC. TO REDEEM ITS 7.125% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2014
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BURR RIDGE, IL - (June 28, 2010) - CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Case New Holland Inc., is redeeming its outstanding 7.125% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "2014 Notes"), with today's mailing of notice to bond-holders. The full $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2014 Notes will be redeemed on July 28, 2010.
This redemption represents 100% of the 2014 Notes and the call is being made to all holders. The redemption price will be 103.563% of the principal amount of the 2014 Notes plus accrued but unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date.
Payment to the holders will occur on the redemption date upon presentation and surrender of the 2014 Notes to the Trustee, as Paying Agent, by hand or by mail as follows:
Registered & Certified Mail:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Corporate Trust Operations
P.O. Box 1517
Minneapolis, MN 55480
Regular Mail or Courier:
Wells Fargo Bank , N.A.
Corporate Trust Operations
6th St & Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55479
In Person by Hand Only:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Corporate Trust Services
Northstar East Building-12th Floor
608 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Unless Case New Holland Inc. defaults in making the redemption payment, interest on the 2014 Notes ceases to accrue on and after the redemption date and the only remaining right of the holders will be to receive payment of the redemption price upon surrender of the 2014 Notes to the Trustee, as Paying Agent. Questions of the Paying Agent may be directed to (800) 344-5128.
Under United States federal income tax law, the Paying Agent may be required to withhold 28% of payments to holders unless such holders establish an exemption from withholding. United States persons generally establish an exemption from withholding by providing a paying agent with a completed Internal Revenue Service Form W-9. Non-United States persons generally establish an exemption from withholding by providing the Paying Agent with a completed Internal Revenue Service Form W-8-BEN.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,600 dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com.
Forward-looking statements. This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including statements regarding our competitive strengths, business strategy, future financial position, operating results, budgets, projected costs and plans and objectives of management, are forward- looking statements. These statements may include terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "could," "should," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "outlook," "continue," "remain," "on track," "goal," or similar terminology.
Our outlook is predominantly based on our interpretation of what we consider key economic assumptions and involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. Crop production and commodity prices are strongly affected by weather and can fluctuate significantly. Housing starts and other construction activity are sensitive to the availability of credit and to interest rates and government spending. Some of the other significant factors that may affect our results include general economic and capital market conditions, the cyclical nature of our business, customer buying patterns and preferences, foreign currency exchange rate movements, our hedging practices, our and our customers? access to credit, restrictive covenants in our debt agreements, actions by rating agencies concerning the ratings of our debt securities and asset backed securities, risks related to our relationship with Fiat S.p.A., the effect of the contemplated demerger pursuant to which CNH would be separated from Fiat S.p.A.'s automotive business, political uncertainty and civil unrest or war in various areas of the world, pricing, product initiatives and other actions by competitors, disruptions in production capacity, excess inventory levels, the effect of changes in laws and regulations (including those related to tax, healthcare, retiree benefits, government subsidies and international trade regulations), the results of legal proceedings, technological difficulties, results of our research and development activities, changes in environmental laws, employee and labor relations, pension and health care costs, relations with and the financial strength of dealers and critical suppliers, the cost and availability of supplies from our suppliers, raw material costs and availability, energy prices, real estate values, animal diseases, crop pests, harvest yields, government farm programs and consumer confidence, housing starts and construction activity, concerns related to modified organisms and fuel and fertilizer costs. Additionally, our achievement of the anticipated benefits of our margin improvement initiatives depends upon, among other things, industry volumes as well as our ability to effectively rationalize our operations and to execute our brand strategy. Further information concerning factors that could significantly affect expected results is included in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009.
We can give no assurance that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors we disclose that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements.