SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
January 9, 2018
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
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(IRS Employer Identification
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0215
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On January 9, 2018, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), issued a press release (the Press Release) announcing the commencement of a cash tender offer for outstanding notes of its series of 7.55% notes due 2030, 6.750% debentures due 2023, 4.250% notes due 2021, 3.250% notes due 2020, 1.950% notes due 2018, 6.500% notes due 2037, 6.200% notes due 2038, 5.625% notes due 2041, 5.625% notes due 2040, 5.25% notes due 2035, 5.000% notes due 2040, 4.875% notes due 2040, 4.750% notes due 2043, 5.875% notes due 2027, 4.300% notes due 2044, 4.000% notes due 2043, 4.125% notes due 2019 and 3.625% notes due 2020 (collectively, the Dollar Securities) and the commencement of a cash tender offer for outstanding notes of its series of 4.875% notes due 2039, 5.250% notes due 2035 and 5.750% notes due 2030 (collectively, the Sterling Securities and, together with the Dollar Securities, the Securities). Pursuant to the tender offer for the Dollar Securities (the Dollar Tender Offer), the Company will pay aggregate consideration (excluding accrued interest) of up to $4 billion for the Dollar Securities it purchases in the Dollar Tender Offer. Pursuant to the tender offer for the Sterling Securities (the Sterling Tender Offer and, together with the Dollar Tender Offer, the Tender Offers), the Company will pay aggregate consideration (excluding accrued interest) of up to £650 million for the Sterling Securities it purchases in the Sterling Tender Offer. Each of the Tender Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on February 6, 2018, unless that Tender Offer is extended or earlier terminated.
A copy of the Press Release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to purchase any of the Securities or any other securities of the Company. The Tender Offers are being made only pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated January 9, 2018 and a related Letter of Transmittal, which set forth the terms and conditions of each of the Tender Offers. The Company is making each Tender Offer only in those jurisdictions in which the Company is permitted to make that Tender Offer under applicable law.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
The following document is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: January 9, 2018
|WAL-MART STORES, INC.|
|/s/ Gordon Y. Allison|
|Name:||Gordon Y. Allison|
Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate