Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters on the deal. Simpson Thacher also represented the dealer managers in the concurrent tender offer for its outstanding notes. Davis Polk advised VF Corporation on the deal.
V.F. Corporation closed its sale of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.250% Green Bond Senior Notes due 2028 and €500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.625% Senior Notes due 2032.
VFC intends to use the net proceeds of the notes offering to finance a tender offer for its outstanding 6% senior notes due 2033 and 6.45% senior notes due 2037, and to redeem its outstanding 3.5% senior notes due 2021, as well as for general corporate purposes. In addition, VFC intends to allocate an amount equal to the net proceeds received from the offering of the Green Bond to finance one or more eligible green projects.
Barclays Bank PLC, Merrill Lynch International, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, HSBC Bank plc, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities International Limited, Banco Santander, S.A., BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, ING Bank N.V., Belgian Branch, PNC Capital Markets LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., The Toronto-Dominion Bank, and UniCredit Bank AG acted as underwriters for the offering.
VFC is global leader in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products.
The Simpson Thacher team included David Azarkh (Picture), Matt Hart, Seth Lowinger and Juan Gonzalez (Capital Markets); Jonathan Cantor and Gal Shemer (Tax); Pasco Struhs (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Jeanne Annarumma (ERISA); Marcela Robledo and Corina McIntyre (Intellectual Property); Michael Isby (Environmental); and Jennie Getsin (Blue Sky).
The Davis Polk capital markets team included partner Deanna L. Kirkpatrick, counsel Jeffrey S. Ramsay and associates Roshni Banker Cariello, David D. Kim and Dennis Chu. Partner Mario J. Verdolini and associate Adam R. Brownstone provided tax advice. Associate Matthew R. Silver provided 1940 Act advice.
Involved fees earner: Roshni Banker Cariello – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Adam Brownstone – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dennis Chu – Davis Polk & Wardwell; David Kim – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Deanna Kirkpatrick – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jeffrey Ramsay – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Matthew Silver – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Mario Verdolini – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Azarkh – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Juan Gonzalez – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Hart – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Seth Lowinger – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Corina McIntyre – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marcela Robledo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gal Shemer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Pasco Struhs – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;
Clients: Banco Santander Sa; Barclays Bank; BNP Paribas; Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Credit Suisse Securities Limited (Europe) Limited; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Hsbc Bank plc; ING Bank, Belgian Branch; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Merrill Lynch International; Morgan Stanley; PNC Capital Markets LLC; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.; Toronto-Dominion Bank; U.S. Bancorp Investments; UniCredit Bank AG; VF Corporation; Wells Fargo Securities;