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Republic Services, Inc. Announces Pricing of Tender Offer by Browning-Ferris Industries, LLC
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PHOENIX, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Browning-Ferris Industries, LLC (the "Company"), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Republic Services, Inc.(NYSE: RSG) announced today that it has priced its cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding securities listed in the table below (collectively, the "Securities") pursuant to the previously announced cash tender offer (the "Offers").  


On April 22, 2011, the Company commenced a cash tender offer for the Securities in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in an Offer to Purchase dated April 22, 2011 (the "Offer to Purchase") and related Letter of Transmittal (collectively, the "Offer Documents").

Holders who validly tendered and did not withdraw their Securities on or prior to the Early Tender Date, which is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 29, 2011, and whose Securities are purchased pursuant to the Offers, will be entitled to receive the total consideration (the “Total Consideration”), which includes the Early Tender Payment of $50.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Securities accepted for purchase, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the settlement date, which is expected to be May 9, 2011. Holders who validly tender their Securities after the Early Tender Date but before 12:00 a.m., New York City time, on May 6, 2011, unless extended (the “Expiration Date”) will receive an amount equal to the Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Payment, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including the settlement date.

The Total Consideration was determined as described in the Offer to Purchase: (i) the present value of future payments on the Securities discounted to the settlement date at a rate equal to the sum of (x) the yield to maturity of the reference security, calculated by the dealer managers based on the bid-side price at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 29, 2011, and (y) the fixed spread, (ii) minus accrued and unpaid interest from, and including, the last interest payment date to, but not including, the settlement date.  

Title of Security





UST Reference Security

Reference Yield

Fixed Spread(1)

Total Consideration Excluding Accrued Interest(1)(2)

9.250% Debentures due 2021



3.625% due 2/21


120 bps


7.400% Debentures due 2035



4.250% due 11/40


125 bps


(1) Includes the Early Tender Payment of $50 per $1,000 principal amount of Securities for each series.

(2) Per $1,000 principal amount of securities tendered and validly accepted.

Tendered Securities cannot be withdrawn after the Withdrawal Date, which is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 29, 2011.  

This announcement is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any Securities. The Offers are being made solely pursuant to the Offer Documents, as amended by this press release.

Closing of the offers are subject to the conditions described in the Offer Documents, including market and other factors.

Additional Information

The Company has retained BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan to act as dealer managers for the Offers. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is the Information Agent and Depositary for the Offers.  

Questions regarding the Offers

Requests for documentation

BofA Merrill Lynch

Barclays Capital

J.P. Morgan

Global Bondholder

Services Corporation

Debt Advisory Services

Liability Management Group

Liability Management Group

(888) 292-0070 (toll-free)

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(980) 387-3907 (collect)

(212) 528-7581 (collect)

(212) 834-3424 (collect)

(212) 430-3774 (collect)

The Offers are not being made to holders of Securities in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of the Company by the dealer managers, or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico.  The Company's various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.  For more information, visit the Republic Services website at


The disclosures herein include statements that are "forward looking" within the meaning of federal securities law concerning Republic's proposed offering. The terms of, and Republic's ability to complete, such transaction will depend upon prevailing market conditions and other factors. The forward-looking statements are subject to these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Republic Services, Inc.