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Discovery Announces the Pricing Terms of its Waterfall Tender Offer

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today announced the pricing terms of the previously-announced cash tender offer (the "Waterfall Offer") by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Discovery Communications, LLC ("DCL") and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. ("SNI" and, together with DCL, the "Offerors") for certain outstanding senior notes issued by DCL and SNI and listed in Table 1 below (collectively, the "Notes"). Based on the $925,409,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes purchased by DCL in its previously completed cash tender offer for three other series of senior notes, the maximum aggregate principal amount of Notes eligible for purchase in the Waterfall Offer is $574,591,000 (the "Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount"). The terms of the Waterfall Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 7, 2020 (the "Offer to Purchase").

All Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before the Waterfall Early Tender Deadline having a higher Acceptance Priority Level (as shown in Table 1 above, with 1 being the highest) will be accepted for purchase before any tendered Notes having a lower Acceptance Priority Level (with 6 being the lowest). Notes of a series will be subject to proration, as described in the Offer to Purchase, if the aggregate principal amount of the Notes of such series validly tendered would cause the Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount to be exceeded.

The Total Consideration for each series of Notes that had Notes accepted for purchase is based on the applicable reference yield plus a fixed spread, in each case as set forth in Table 1 below, and is payable to holders of Notes who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Notes on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 20, 2020 (the "Waterfall Early Tender Deadline") and whose Notes are accepted for purchase. The Reference Yields listed in Table 1 were determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on May 21, 2020 (the "Waterfall Price Determination Date") by the dealer managers (identified below). The Total Consideration for each series of Notes that had Notes accepted for purchase includes an early tender premium of $50 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn by such holders and accepted for purchase.

Table 1

Title of Security

Principal Amount Outstanding

Offeror

CUSIP Number

Acceptance Priority Level

Reference U.S. Treasury Security

Bloomberg Reference

Reference Yield

 

Fixed Spread (basis points)

Total Consideration (1)(2)(3)

3.500% Senior Notes due 2022

$54,088,000

SNI

811065AF8

1

0.125% due April 30, 2022

FIT1

0.171%

110

$1,041.66

3.250% Senior Notes due 2023

$350,000,000

DCL

25470DAH2

2

0.25% due April 15, 2023

FIT1

0.212%

120

$1,051.30

2.950% Senior Notes due 2023

$1,166,773,000

DCL

25470DAQ2

3

0.25% due April 15, 2023

FIT1

0.212%

110

$1,044.01

3.800% Senior Notes due 2024

$450,000,000

DCL

25470DAM1

4

0.375% due April 30, 2025

FIT1

N/A

155

N/A

3.900% Senior Notes due 2024

$11,920,000

SNI

811065AC5

5

0.375% due April 30, 2025

FIT1

N/A

175

N/A

3.900% Senior Notes due 2024

$486,215,000

DCL

25470DBC2

6

0.375% due April 30, 2025

FIT1

N/A

175

N/A

   

(1)

Per $1,000principal amount of Notes that are tendered and accepted for purchase.

   

(2)

The Total Consideration includes the early tender premium of $50per  $1,000 principal amount of Notes.

   

(3)

The Total Consideration has not been included for the series of Notes that do not have Notes accepted for purchase.

The Offerors' obligation to accept for purchase and to pay for the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the Waterfall Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver, in the Offerors' discretion, of certain conditions, which are more fully described in the Offer to Purchase, including a financing condition, which was satisfied on May 18, 2020.

Notes not accepted for purchase will be promptly credited to the account of the registered holder of such Notes with The Depository Trust Company.

Payments for Notes purchased will include accrued and unpaid interest from and including the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant series of Notes up to, but not including, the applicable settlement date for Notes accepted for purchase. The settlement date for the Notes accepted for purchase in connection with the Waterfall Early Tender Deadline is expected to be May 22, 2020, the first business day following the Waterfall Price Determination Date. In accordance with the terms of the Waterfall Offer, the withdrawal deadline was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 20, 2020. As a result, tendered Notes may no longer be withdrawn, except in certain limited circumstances where additional withdrawal rights are required by law (as determined by the Offerors).

Although the Waterfall Offer is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on June 4, 2020 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 4, 2020), because holders of Notes subject to the Waterfall Offer validly tendered and did not validly withdraw Notes on or prior to the Waterfall Early Tender Deadline for which the aggregate principal amounts exceeded the Maximum Waterfall Tender Amount, holders who validly tender Notes following the Waterfall Early Tender Deadline will not have any of their Notes accepted for purchase.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as the dealer managers for the Waterfall Offer. The information agent and tender agent is D.F. King & Co., Inc. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and related offering materials are available by contacting D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (866) 864-7964 (U.S. toll-free) or (212) 269-5550 (banks and brokers), via email at disca@dfking.com or online at www.dfking.com/discovery. Questions regarding the Waterfall Offer should be directed to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Liability Management Group, at (212) 834-3424 (collect) or (866) 834-4666 (toll-free), RBC Capital Markets, LLC at (212) 618-7843 or (877) 381-2099 (toll-free) and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at (212) 357-1452 or (800) 828-3182 (toll-free). This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The Waterfall Offer is being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

About Discovery

Discovery is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and in nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties and on information available to the Company as of the date hereof. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risks related to the acceptance of any tendered Notes, the expiration and settlement of the Waterfall Offer, as well as the risk factors disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 27, 2020 and in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 6, 2020. Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words.  The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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SOURCE Discovery, Inc.

Investor Contacts: Andrew Slabin, Andrew_Slabin@discovery.com, 212-548-5544; Peter Lee, Peter_Lee@discovery.com, 212-548-5907; Media Contact: Nathaniel Brown, Nathaniel_Brown@discovery.com, 212-548-5959

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