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Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of the Registrant
The information required by this Item 2.03 relating to the New Notes, the Base Indenture and the First Supplemental Indenture (as defined below) is set forth under Item 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events
On August 19, 2021, Comcast Corporation (“Comcast” or the “Company”) and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (“NBCUniversal”), as applicable, consummated their private offers (the “Exchange Offers”) (i) (A) by the Company to exchange its 6.400% Notes due 2038, 6.950% Notes due 2037, 6.450% Notes due 2037, 6.400% Notes due March 2040, 6.550% Notes due 2039, 4.600% Notes due 2038, 6.500% Notes due 2035, 5.650% Notes due 2035 and 7.050% Notes due 2033 and (B) by NBCUniversal to exchange its 6.400% Notes due April 2040 for up to $5,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Company’s new Notes due 2051 (the “New 2051 Notes”), (ii) (A) by the Company to exchange its 4.700% Notes due 2048, 4.750% Notes due 2044, 4.650% Notes due 2042 and 4.500% Notes due 2043 and (B) by NBCUniversal to exchange its 5.950% Notes due 2041 and 4.450% Notes due 2043 for up to $6,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Company’s new Notes due 2056 (the “New 2056 Notes”) and (iii) by the Company to exchange its 4.600% Notes due 2045, 4.950% Notes due 2058 and 4.049% Notes due 2052 for up to $4,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Company’s new Notes due 2063 (the “New 2063 Notes”).
The Company issued $4,999,854,000 in aggregate principal amount of the New 2051 Notes, $5,999,998,000 in aggregate principal amount of the New 2056 Notes and $4,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the New 2063 Notes (collectively, the “New Notes”). The New 2051 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.887% per year and will mature on November 1, 2051, the New 2056 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.937% per year and will mature on November 1, 2056 and the New 2063 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.987% per year and will mature on November 1, 2063. We will pay interest on the New 2051 Notes, the New 2056 Notes and the New 2063 Notes on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning on November 1, 2021.
The New Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture dated as of September 18, 2013 (the “Base Indenture”) among Comcast, the guarantors named therein and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee (the “Trustee), as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated as of November 17, 2015 (the “First Supplemental Indenture”) among Comcast, the guarantors named therein and the Trustee, and an officers’ certificate issued pursuant thereto. The New Notes are guaranteed on an unsecured and unsubordinated basis by Comcast Cable Communications, LLC and NBCUniversal (the “Guarantors”).
The material terms and conditions of the New Notes are set forth in the Form of Officers’ Certificate filed herewith as Exhibit 4.1 and incorporated by reference herein and in the Base Indenture and First Supplemental Indenture, which are incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.2 and Exhibit 4.3, respectively, to Comcast’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on August 1, 2019, and incorporated by reference herein.
In connection with Comcast’s issuance of the New Notes, Comcast and the Guarantors entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with the joint lead dealer managers for the Exchange Offers, on behalf of themselves and each co-dealer manager for the Exchange Offers. Under the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company and the Guarantors agreed, among other things, to use commercially reasonable efforts to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to a registered offer to exchange the New Notes for a series of exchange notes with terms substantially identical in all material respects to the New Notes, except that the exchange notes will not contain transfer restrictions and will not provide for any increase in annual interest rate.
The New Notes have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any other applicable securities laws. Therefore, the New Notes may not be offered or sold except pursuant to an exemption from or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the applicable state securities laws.
Item 9.01(d) Exhibits
|4.1||Form of Officers’ Certificate setting forth the terms of the New Notes.|
|4.2||Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of August 19, 2021.|
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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.
|Date:||August 19, 2021||By:||/s/ Elizabeth Wideman|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, Senior Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary|