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Carnival Corporation & plc Announces an Equity Offering and Repurchase of Convertible Notes


MIAMI, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), one of the world's largest leisure travel companies, today announced that Carnival Corporation (the "Corporation") priced a registered direct offering (the "Offering") of an aggregate of 99,185,968 shares (the "Shares") of its common stock at a price of $14.02 per share to a limited number of holders (the "Holders") of its 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the "Convertible Notes"). The Corporation intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to repurchase from such Holders an aggregate of $885,589,000 principal amount of its Convertible Notes (the "Note Repurchases," and collectively with the Offering, the "Transactions") in privately negotiated transactions.

On a net basis, the Corporation will not receive any proceeds from the Transactions and will pay customary fees and expenses in connection therewith. Therefore, the Transactions will not have a material impact on the Corporation's cash position. Following the Note Repurchases, an aggregate of $1,126,911,000 principal amount of the Corporation's Convertible Notes will remain outstanding.

The Offering is expected to close on August 7, 2020 (except with respect to 5.5 million Shares which is expected to close on August 10, 2020), subject to customary closing conditions. The Note Repurchases are expected to close promptly following the closing of the Offering (except with respect to $49.3 million aggregate principal amount of the Note Repurchases which is expected to close on August 10, 2020), subject to customary closing conditions.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the Offering. PJT Partners LP is serving as independent financial advisor to the Corporation for the Offering. A shelf registration statement relating to the Shares was previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and is effective. The Offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering have been filed, and a final prospectus supplement will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of common stock or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration and qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

About Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Corporation & plc is one of the world's largest leisure travel companies with a portfolio of nine of the world's leading cruise lines. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.

Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results

Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc and their respective subsidiaries are referred to collectively in this press release, as "Carnival Corporation & plc," "our," "us" and "we." Some of the statements, estimates or projections contained in this document are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions with respect to us, including some statements concerning the financing transactions described herein, future results, operations, outlooks, plans, goals, reputation, cash flows, liquidity and other events which have not yet occurred. These statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical facts are statements that could be deemed forward-looking. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our business and the industry in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these statements by using words like "will," "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "depends," "expect," "goal," "anticipate," "forecast," "project," "future," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "target," "indicate," "outlook," and similar expressions of future intent or the negative of such terms.

Forward-looking statements include those statements that relate to our outlook and financial position including, but not limited to, statements regarding:

? Net revenue yields

? Net cruise costs, excluding fuel per available lower berth day

? Booking levels

? Estimates of ship depreciable lives and residual values

? Pricing and occupancy

? Goodwill, ship and trademark fair values

? Interest, tax and fuel expenses

? Liquidity

? Currency exchange rates

? Adjusted earnings per share


? Impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic on our financial condition and results of operations

Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. This note contains important cautionary statements of the known factors that we consider could materially affect the accuracy of our forward-looking statements and adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial position. Additionally, many of these risks and uncertainties are currently amplified by and will continue to be amplified by, or in the future may be amplified by, the COVID-19 outbreak. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks. There may be additional risks that we consider immaterial or which are unknown. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

The ordering of the risk factors set forth above is not intended to reflect our indication of priority or likelihood.

Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or any relevant stock exchange rules, we expressly disclaim any obligation to disseminate, after the date of this document, any updates or revisions to any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc


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