The Republic of Ecuador Announces the Results of Its Invitation for Offers to Tender for Cash Its 2020 Notes

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday June 18, 2019 16:29
QUITO, Ecuador--18 Jun--PRNewswire/InfoQuest

The Republic of Ecuador ("Ecuador") announced today the results of its invitation for each holder to submit offers (the "Offers") to tender for cash the notes set forth in the table below (collectively, the "Old Notes"), upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the invitation dated June 10, 2019 (the "Invitation"), subject to an aggregate amount not to exceed the proceeds received from the New Notes Offering (the "Aggregate Maximum Tender Amount"). The Invitation expired as scheduled at 8:00 a.m., New York time, on June 17, 2019. Capitalized terms not defined in this communication have the meanings specified in the Invitation.

The following table sets forth the results of the Invitation:
Securities         ISINs and       Principal       Principal           Percentage of   Principal Amount     Proration     Principal
Common         Amount         Amount               Principal       Accepted for         Factor       Amount
Codes           Outstanding     Tendered             Amount         Purchase                         Remaining
Tendered(1)                                     Outstanding
10.500% Notes     Rule 144A       U.S.$           U.S.$1,399,233,000   93.28%         U.S.$1,175,370,000   86.7496335%   U.S.$324,630,000
due March 24,     ISIN:           1,500,000,000
2020 (the "2020   XS1199930329
Notes")           Common Code:
119993032
Regulation S
ISIN:
XS1199929826
Common Code:
119992982
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(1) Principal amount of Old Notes tendered pursuant to the Invitation expressed as an approximate percentage of the aggregate principal amount of Old Notes outstanding.

Holders whose Old Notes are accepted for purchase (after proration) by Ecuador will be entitled to receive for such Old Notes the applicable Purchase Price plus Accrued Interest (if any), which will be paid on the Settlement Date, if the conditions of the Invitation are met. The Settlement Date is expected to occur on June 18, 2019, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Invitation. Ecuador reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delay the Settlement Date without extending the Withdrawal Deadline.

Any holder who fails to make delivery in accordance with the Invitation shall not be entitled to receive any payment therefore unless Ecuador, in its sole discretion, determines to waive any such failure.
Ecuador will use the proceeds from the issuance of the New Notes in the New Notes Offering for cash to pay for Old Notes purchased pursuant to the Invitation.
Ecuador will cancel Old Notes purchased pursuant to the Invitation following the Settlement Date.

NONE OF ECUADOR, THE DEALER MANAGERS OR THE INFORMATION AND TENDER AGENT MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION THAT ANY HOLDER TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH HOLDER'S OLD NOTES, AND NO ONE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY ANY OF THEM TO MAKE SUCH A RECOMMENDATION. HOLDERS MUST MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS WHETHER TO TENDER OLD NOTES, AND, IF SO, MUST DECIDE ON THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF OLD NOTES TO TENDER.

The Information and Tender Agent for the Invitation was:
Lucid Issuer Services Limited
Tankerton Works
12 Argyle Walk
London WC1H 8HA
United Kingdom
Attention: Arlind Bytyqi and Thomas Choquet
E-mail: ecuador@lucid-is.com
Tel: +44 20 7704 0880
The Dealer Managers for the Invitation were:
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.           Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.           J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
388 Greenwich St, 7th Floor             60 Wall Street                           383 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10013                       New York, New York 10005                 New York, NY 10179
Attention: Liability Management Group   Attention: Liability Management Group   Attention: Latin America Debt Capital Markets
Collect: +1-212-723-6106                 Collect: +1-212-250-2955                 Collect: +1-212-834-7279
U.S. Toll-free: +1-800-558-3745         U.S. Toll-free: +1-866-627-0391         U.S. Toll-free: +1-866-846-2874

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