U.S.J. – Açúcar e Álcool’s $256.9 Million Exchange Offer And Consent Solicitation For Any And All Of Its 9.875% Senior Notes Due 2019


White & Case, Dias Carneiro and Pinheiro Neto advised on the transaction

U.S.J. – Açúcar e Álcool S.A. has extended and amended its previously announced private offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding 9.875% Senior Notes due 2019 and its concurrent (i) solicitation of consents to certain proposed amendments and a waiver with respect to the indenture dated as of November 9, 2012, by and among the Company, the guarantor party thereto and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, and The Bank of New York Mellon (Ireland) Limited, as Irish paying agent, pursuant to which the Existing Notes were issued and (ii) solicitation of approvals with respect to an extrajudicial restructuring plan pursuant to a potential recuperação extrajudicial proceeding under the applicable provisions of Brazilian Federal Law No. 11.101/05, which subsequently may be submitted to a U.S. court for recognition pursuant to Chapter 15 of Title 11 of the United States Code.

Morgan Stanley & Co and Santander Investment Securities acted as dealer managers on the offering.

White & Case advised USJ Açúcar e Álcool S.A. with Donald Baker, John Guzmán, Daniel Nam, Victor Mendoza, Abraham Paul, Bridget Hahn and Beatriz Barros.

Dias Carneiro advised USJ Açúcar e Álcool S.A. with Thiago Vallandro Flores (Picture), Gustavo Junqueira, Paulo Leme, Paulo Afonso Tavares Rodrigues, Pedro Malvezzi de Araujo, Fernanda Savorelli Melhem and Luiza De Munno.

Pinheiro Neto advised Morgan Stanley & Co, LL.C and Santander Investment Securities Inc. with Ricardo Simões Russo (Picture), Thiago José da Silva and Gustavo Chauffaille.

Involved fees earner: Luiza De Munno – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Gustavo Junqueira – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Paulo Leme – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Pedro Malvezzi de Araujo – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Fernanda Savorelli Melhem – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Paulo Afonso Tavares Rodrigues – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Thiago Vallandro Flores – Dias Carneiro Advogados; Thiago José da Silva – Pinheiro Neto; Ricardo Simões Russo – Pinheiro Neto; Donald Baker – White & Case; John Guzman – White & Case; Bridget Hahn – White & Case; Victor Mendoza – White & Case; Daniel Nam – White & Case; Abraham Paul – White & Case;

Law Firms: Dias Carneiro Advogados; Pinheiro Neto; White & Case;

Clients: Morgan Stanley; Santander Investment Securities Inc.; USJ Acucar e Alcool SA;