Davis Polk advised the dealer manager in connection with the registered offer by Amazon.com, Inc. to exchange $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.200% senior notes of Whole Foods Market, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon, for an aggregate amount of up to $1 billion of newly issued debt securities of Amazon, along with a related consent solicitation to amend the indenture governing the Whole Foods Notes.
BofA Merrill Lynch acted as dealer manager for the exchange offer and solicitation agent for consent solicitation.
The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Alan F. Denenberg (Picture), counsel Jeffrey Gould and associates Tyler P. Pender and Benson Richards. Partner Rachel D. Kleinberg and associate Alexander J. Hendin provided tax advice. Counsel Michelle Ontiveros Gross and associate Jason J. Bang provided intellectual property and technology advice. Associate Jennifer Lin Ricci provided 1940 Act advice.
Involved fees earner: Alan Denenberg – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jeffrey Gould – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Tyler Pender – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Benson Richards – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Rachel Kleinberg – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alexander Hendin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Michelle Ontiveros Gross – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jason Bang – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jennifer Lin Ricci – Davis Polk & Wardwell;
Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell;
Clients: Bank of America Merrill Lynch;