ConocoPhillips Announces Upsizing and Early Results of Cash Tender Offer

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) (“COP”) announced today the early results of the previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) of ConocoPhillips and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Concho Resources Inc. (“CXO” and, together with ConocoPhillips, the “Company”), to purchase the outstanding debt securities identified in the table below (collectively, the “Notes” and each a “Series” of Notes). ConocoPhillips further announced that the Company intended to accept for purchase, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase dated February 22, 2022 (as amended by this release, the “Offer to Purchase”), all Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 7, 2022 (the “Early Tender Deadline”). As a result, the Maximum Aggregate Purchase Price (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) will be increased from $1.8 billion to an amount sufficient to permit the Company to accept for purchase all Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before the Early Tender Deadline (approximately $3.1 billion as of the Early Tender Deadline).

As of the Early Tender Deadline, approximately $2.72 billion aggregate principal amount of Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. The table below identifies the principal amount of each Series of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn:




Title of Security





Principal Amount

Outstanding Prior to

the Tender




Tendered (1)


3.750% Senior Notes due 2027



20825CAV6 / US20825CAV63 / U20845AD2




3.750% Senior Notes due 2027



20605PAH4 / US20605PAH47




4.300% Senior Notes due 2028



20825CAX2 / US20825CAX20 / U20845AE0




4.300% Senior Notes due 2028



20605PAK7 / US20605PAK75




2.400% Senior Notes due 2031



20825CAZ7 / US20825CAZ77 / U20845AF7




2.400% Senior Notes due 2031



20605PAM3 / US20605PAM32




4.875% Senior Notes due 2047



20825CBB9 / US20825CBB90 / U20845AG5




4.875% Senior Notes due 2047



20605PAJ0 / US20605PAJ03




4.850% Senior Notes due 2048



20825CBD5 / US20825CBD56 / U20845AH3




4.850% Senior Notes due 2048



20605PAL5 / US20605PAL58



(1) As of the Early Tender Deadline.

The Company also announced that the Financing Condition for the Tender Offer as described in the Offer to Purchase has been satisfied.

Holders of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn on or before the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase will be eligible to receive the applicable Total Tender Offer Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase), which includes an Early Tender Premium (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes. The applicable Total Tender Offer Consideration will be determined by reference to a fixed spread specified for such Series of Notes over the yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable U.S. Treasury Security, as described in the Offer to Purchase. The Total Tender Offer Consideration will be calculated by the Dealer Managers (identified below) for the Tender Offer at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, today, March 8, 2022. All payments for Notes purchased in connection with the Early Tender Deadline will also include accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of Notes tendered and accepted for purchase from the last interest payment date applicable to the relevant Series of Notes up to, but not including, the early settlement date, which is currently expected to be March 11, 2022. In accordance with the terms of the Tender Offer, the withdrawal deadline was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 7, 2022. 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 Company).

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and TD Securities (USA) LLC are the Lead Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer, and BofA Securities, Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are the Co-Managers for the Tender Offer. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is the Tender Agent and Information Agent. Persons with questions regarding the Tender Offer should contact Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (toll-free) (+1) (800) 558-3745 or (collect) (+1) (212) 723-6106, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (toll-free) (+1) (866) 834-4666 or (collect) (+1) (212) 834-3822, Mizuho Securities USA LLC at (+1) (866) 271-7403 or (collect) (+1) (212) 205-7736 or TD Securities (USA) LLC at (toll-free) (+1) (866) 584-2096 or (collect) (+1) (212) 827-7795. Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase and related materials should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (+1) (212) 430-3774, (toll-free) (+1) (855) 654-2015 or Questions regarding the tendering of Notes may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (toll-free) (+1) (855) 654-2015.

This news release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Tender Offer is made only by the Offer to Purchase and the information in this news release is qualified by reference to the Offer to Purchase. There is no separate letter of transmittal in connection with the Offer to Purchase. None of ConocoPhillips or its affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the Lead Dealer Managers, the Co-Managers, the Tender Agent and Information Agent or the trustees with respect to any Notes is making any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any Notes in response to the Tender Offer, and neither ConocoPhillips nor any such other person has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their Notes, and, if so, the principal amount of Notes to tender.

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About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 14 countries, $91 billion of total assets and approximately 9,900 employees at Dec. 31, 2021. Production including Libya averaged 1,567 MBOED for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2021, and proved reserves were 6.1 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2021. For more information, go to


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Dennis Nuss (media)


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