Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of $300 million of 5.90% fixed-to-fixed rate subordinated notes due 2029 (the Notes). The Notes have an initial fixed interest rate of 5.90%, payable semi-annually, and a ten-year term. Commencing February 7, 2024, the interest rate on the Notes resets to an annual interest rate equal to 3.379% above the then-current 5-year semi-annual mid-swap rate.
The net proceeds to Synovus from the offering are expected to be approximately $297.0 million. Synovus intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including share repurchases.
Synovus expects to close the transaction, subject to customary conditions, on February 7, 2019.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as sole active bookrunner, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as passive bookrunner, and Barclays Capital Inc. and Sandler ONeill + Partners, L.P. are acting as co-managers of the offering.
Synovus is conducting the offering pursuant to its automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on August 4, 2016. Before making an investment, potential investors should first read the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, the automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 and the other documents that Synovus has filed with the SEC in connection with the offering. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus can be obtained by contacting (i) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, telephone: (212) 8344533 or (ii) Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 100014, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-(866) 718-1649. Investors may also obtain these documents free of charge by visiting the SECs website of at https://www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $45 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services through 300 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This press release and certain of Synovus other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of, and subject to the protections of, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through Synovus use of words such as believes, anticipates, expects, may, will, assumes, should, predicts, could, would, intends, targets, estimates, projects, plans, potential and other similar words and expressions of the future or otherwise regarding the outlook for Synovus future business and financial performance and/or the performance of the banking industry and economy in general. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the offering. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, among others, market conditions affecting the offering, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Synovus to be materially different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the information known to, and current beliefs and expectations of, Synovus management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements in this press release. Many of these factors are beyond Synovus ability to control or predict.
These forward-looking statements are based upon information presently known to Synovus management and are inherently subjective, uncertain and subject to change due to any number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risks and other factors set forth in Synovus filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, the automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3, Synovus Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, under the captions Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors and in Synovus quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Synovus believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date that they are made. Synovus does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as otherwise may be required by law.
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