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GE Announces Early Participation Results, Upsizing, and the Amounts Accepted in its Debt Tender Offers: Expects to Repurchase Approximately $25 Billion in Aggregate Principal Amount


GE (NYSE:GE) announces the results as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 24, 2021 (the "Early Participation Date") for its previously announced offer to purchase for cash, for its own account and on behalf of the Subsidiary Issuers (as defined below), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated November 10, 2021 (as amended hereby, the "Offer to Purchase"):

GE amends the Tender Offers to increase the Pool Two Maximum Amount and the Pool Three Maximum Amount for each applicable Tender Offer, as described above, and accepts for purchase the aggregate principal amount of:

Table I, Table II and Table III below outline for each series of Securities the principal amount tendered as of the Early Participation Date as confirmed by the Information and Tender Agent (as defined below), the principal amount accepted for purchase by GE and the total aggregate principal amount outstanding, tendered and accepted for purchase by GE (converting the Securities denominated in Pounds Sterling (the "Sterling Securities") and the Securities denominated in Euros (the "Euro Securities") into U.S. dollars using the applicable exchange rates of US$1.3338 per £1.00 and US$1.1204 per ?1.00, as reported on the Bloomberg screen page "FXIP" under the heading "FX Rate vs. USD" at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 24, 2021).

Table I: Pool One Securities ? Pool One Maximum Amount of $7,000,000,000

Title of Security

Security Identifier(s)

Applicable Maturity
Date

Principal Amount
Outstanding
(1)

Acceptance
Priority Level

Principal Amount Tendered
as of the Early Participation
Date

Principal Amount
Accepted for Purchase

0.800% Notes due 2022***??

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1169353254

January 21, 2022

?252,151,000

1

?32,454,000

?32,454,000

0.375% Notes due 2022**

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1612542669

May 17, 2022

?816,383,000

2

?359,341,000

?359,341,000

3.150% Notes due 2022?

CUSIP: 36962G6F6
ISIN: US36962G6F61

September 7, 2022

$620,076,000

3

$87,791,000

$87,791,000

5.980% Notes due 2022***??

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0388392259

September 16, 2022

?100,000,000

4

?0

?0

2.700% Notes due 2022

CUSIP: 369604BD4
ISIN: US369604BD45

October 9, 2022

$752,538,000

5

$85,354,000

$85,354,000

3.100% Notes due 2023?

CUSIP: 36962G6S8
ISIN: US36962G6S82

January 9, 2023

$690,982,000

6

$79,990,000

$79,990,000

Floating Rate Notes due March 2023?

CUSIP: 36966THT2
ISIN: US36966THT25

March 15, 2023

$437,642,000

7

$150,713,000

$150,713,000

2.625% Notes due 2023***??

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0874840845

March 15, 2023

?543,097,000

8

?111,281,000

?111,281,000

Floating Rate Notes due April 2023?

CUSIP: 36966TJA1
ISIN: US36966TJA16

April 15, 2023

$152,470,000

9

$37,038,000

$37,038,000

1.250% Notes due 2023**

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1238901166

May 26, 2023

?766,050,000

10

?384,304,000

?384,304,000

4.125% Notes due 2023***???

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0971723233

September 13, 2023

£550,000,000

11

£219,141,000

£219,141,000

3.375% Notes due 2024*

CUSIP: 369604BG7
ISIN: US369604BG75

March 11, 2024

$437,778,000

12

$305,770,000

$305,770,000

Floating Rate Notes due 2024*?

CUSIP: 36962GL36
ISIN: US36962GL367

May 13, 2024

$157,632,000

13

$63,609,000

$63,609,000

3.450% Notes due 2024?

CUSIP: 36962G7K4
ISIN: US36962G7K48

May 15, 2024

$527,570,000

14

$335,792,000

$335,792,000

3.450% Notes due 2025????

CUSIP: 36166NAG8
ISIN: US36166NAG88

May 15, 2025

$1,350,000,000

15

$1,052,566,000

$1,052,566,000

0.875% Notes due 2025**

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1612542826

May 17, 2025

?2,000,000,000

16

?1,227,178,000

?1,227,178,000

3.373% Notes due 2025****?????

CUSIPs: 36164NFG5 /
36164PFG0 / 36164Q6M5
ISINs: US36164NFG51 /
US36164PFG00 / US36164Q6M56

November 15, 2025

$1,979,425,000

17

$1,657,486,000

$1,657,486,000

5.550% Notes due 2026?

CUSIP: 36962GT95
ISIN: US36962GT956

January 5, 2026

$494,725,000

18

$459,136,000

$459,136,000

Floating Rate Notes due 2026?

CUSIP: 36962GW75
ISIN: US36962GW752

May 5, 2026

$925,000,000

19

$412,011,000

$23,313,000

Total(1)

 

 

$14,276,221,792

 

$7,388,697,049

$6,999,999,049

Table II: Pool Two Securities ? New Pool Two Maximum Amount of $7,950,000,000

Title of Security

Security Identifier(s)

Applicable Maturity
Date

Principal Amount
Outstanding
(1)

Acceptance
Priority Level

Principal Amount Tendered
as of the Early Participation
Date

Principal Amount
Accepted for Purchase

4.625% Notes due 2027***??

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0288429532

 

February 22, 2027

 

?600,000,000

 

1

 

?320,200,000

 

?320,200,000

3.450% Notes due 2027

 

CUSIP: 369604BV4
ISIN: US369604BV43

 

May 1, 2027

 

$1,000,000,000

 

2

 

$820,063,000

 

$820,063,000

4.050% Notes due 2027????

 

CUSIP: 36166NAH6
ISIN: US36166NAH61

 

May 15, 2027

 

$1,000,000,000

 

3

 

$872,004,000

 

$872,004,000

1.875% Notes due 2027**

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1238902057

 

May 28, 2027

 

?875,937,000

 

4

 

?409,036,000

 

?409,036,000

7.500% Notes due 2027??????

 

CUSIP: 869049AE6
ISIN: US869049AE62

 

December 1, 2027

 

$100,000,000

 

5

 

$18,893,000

 

$18,893,000

7.700% Notes due 2028???????

 

CUSIP: 81413PAG0
ISIN: US81413PAG00

 

June 15, 2028

 

$200,000,000

 

6

 

$56,621,000

 

$56,621,000

5.250% Notes due 2028*****?

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0096298822

 

December 7, 2028

 

£315,119,000

 

7

 

£217,673,000

 

£217,673,000

1.500% Notes due 2029**

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1612543121

 

May 17, 2029

 

?1,465,943,000

 

8

 

?496,827,000

 

?496,827,000

Floating Rate Notes due 2029******??

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0223460592

 

June 29, 2029

 

?108,000,000

 

9

 

?3,589,000

 

?3,589,000

3.625% Notes due 2030

 

CUSIP: 369604BW2
ISIN: US369604BW26

 

May 1, 2030

 

$1,250,000,000

 

10

 

$1,052,345,000

 

$1,052,345,000

4.400% Notes due 2030????

 

CUSIP: 36166NAJ2
ISIN: US36166NAJ28

 

May 15, 2030

 

$2,900,00,000

 

11

 

$2,796,520,000

 

$2,796,520,000

5.625% Notes due 2031*?

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0154681737

 

September 16, 2031

 

£129,058,000

 

12

 

£111,494,000

 

£111,494,000

6.750% Notes due 2032?

 

CUSIP: 36962GXZ2
ISIN: US36962GXZ26

 

March 15, 2032

 

$2,969,071,000

 

13

 

$1,123,314,000

 

$516,808,000

4.550% Notes due 2032????

 

CUSIP: 36166NAK9
ISIN: US36166NAK90

 

May 15, 2032

 

$750,000,000

 

14

 

$726,615,000

 

$0

3.650% Notes due 2032***??

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0816246077

 

August 23, 2032

 

?290,000,000

 

15

 

?133,823,000

 

?0

5.875% Notes due 2033***???

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0340495216

 

January 18, 2033

 

£650,000,000

 

16

 

£491,730,000

 

£0

7.500% Notes due 2035**????????

 

CUSIP: 36959CAA6
ISIN: US36959CAA62

 

August 21, 2035

 

$210,896,000

 

17

 

$108,728,000

 

$0

4.125% Notes due 2035***?

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0229567440

 

September 19, 2035

 

?750,000,000

 

18

 

?341,811,000

 

?0

Floating Rate Notes due 2036?

 

CUSIP: 36962GX74
ISIN: US36962GX743

 

August 15, 2036

 

$285,787,000

 

19

 

$238,611,000

 

$0

Total(1)

 

 

 

 

 

$16,707,468,834.60

 

 

 

$10,819,228,853

 

$7,949,999,045

Table III: Pool Three Securities ? New Pool Three Maximum Amount of $10,050,000,000

Title of Security

Security Identifier(s)

Applicable Maturity
Date

Principal Amount
Outstanding
(1)

Acceptance
Priority Level

Principal Amount
Tendered as of the Early
Participation Date

Principal Amount
Accepted for Purchase

2.125% Notes due 2037**?

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS1612543394

 

May 17, 2037

 

?1,007,514,000

 

1

 

?447,284,000

 

?447,284,000

6.150% Notes due 2037?

 

CUSIP: 36962G3A0
ISIN: US36962G3A02

 

August 7, 2037

 

$385,211,000

 

2

 

$126,865,000

 

$126,865,000

4.875% Notes due 2037***?

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0229561831

 

September 18, 2037

 

£512,623,000

 

3

 

£280,986,000

 

£280,986,000

5.875% Notes due 2038?

 

CUSIP: 36962G3P7
ISIN: US36962G3P70

 

January 14, 2038

 

$1,530,219,000

 

4

 

$676,771,000

 

$676,771,000

6.025% Notes due 2038***??

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0350890470

 

March 1, 2038

 

?650,000,000

 

5

 

?165,303,000

 

?165,303,000

Floating Rate Notes due 2038***???

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0357179273

 

March 5, 2038

 

£23,100,000

 

6

 

£23,100,000

 

£23,100,000

6.250% Notes due 2038***???

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0361336356

 

May 5, 2038

 

£267,204,000

 

7

 

£203,594,000

 

£203,594,000

6.875% Notes due 2039?

 

CUSIP: 36962G4B7
ISIN: US36962G4B75

 

January 10, 2039

 

$1,197,804,000

 

8

 

$465,579,000

 

$465,579,000

8.000% Notes due 2039***???

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0408304995

 

January 14, 2039

 

£650,000,000

 

9

 

£546,206,000

 

£546,206,000

4.250% Notes due 2040

 

CUSIP: 369604BX0
ISIN: US369604BX09

 

May 1, 2040

 

$748,493,000

 

10

 

$618,937,000

 

$618,937,000

5.375% Notes due 2040*****?

 

CUSIP: ?
ISIN: XS0182703743

 

December 18, 2040

 

£350,086,000

 

11

 

£280,498,000

 

£280,498,000

4.125% Notes due 2042

 

CUSIP: 369604BF9
ISIN: US369604BF92

 

October 9, 2042

 

$478.687,000

 

12

 

$229,083,000

 

$229,083,000

4.500% Notes due 2044

 

CUSIP: 369604BH5
ISIN: US369604BH58

 

March 11, 2044

 

$689,918,000

 

13

 

$157,105,000

 

$157,105,000

4.350% Notes due 2050

 

CUSIP: 369604BY8
ISIN: US369604BY81

 

May 1, 2050

 

$1,276,624,000

 

14

 

$807,758,000

 

$807,758,000

4.418% Notes due 2035****?????

 

CUSIPs: 36164NFH3 /
36164PFH8 / 36164QNA2
ISINs: US36164NFH35 /
US36164PFH82 / US36164QNA21

 

November 15, 2035

 

$11,464,668,000

 

15

 

$9,590,443,000

 

$4,501,750,000

Total(1)

 

 

 

 

 

$22,033,561,425

 

 

 

$15,138,684,854

 

$10,049,991,854

 

*

Admitted to trading on the Regulated Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

**

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

***

Admitted to trading on the Regulated Market of the London Stock Exchange.

****

Admitted to trading on the Regulated Market of Euronext Dublin.

*****

Admitted to trading on the Regulated Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

******

Admitted to trading on the Regulated Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin.

?

Originally issued by General Electric Capital Corporation.

??

Issued by GE Capital European Funding Company Unlimited Company (formerly known as GE Capital European Funding).

???

Issued by GE Capital UK Funding Company Unlimited Company (formerly known as GE Capital UK Funding).

????

Issued by GE Capital Funding, LLC.

?????

Issued by GE Capital International Funding Company Unlimited Company (formerly known as GE Capital International Funding Company).

??????

Issued by Security Capital Group Incorporated (as successor to SUSA Partnership, L.P.).

???????

Issued by Security Capital Group Incorporated.

????????

Originally issued by General Electric Capital Services, Inc.

(1)

the total aggregate principal amount outstanding and the total aggregate principal amount tendered as of the Early Participation Date for each table is calculated by converting each Sterling Securities and each Euro Securities into U.S. dollars using the applicable exchange rates of US$1.3338 per £1.00 and US$1.1204 per ?1.00, as reported on the Bloomberg screen page "FXIP" under the heading "FX Rate vs. USD" at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 24, 2021.

As previously announced, the applicable "Reference Yield" and the resulting "Total Consideration" payable for each series of Fixed Spread Securities (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) per $1,000, £1,000 or ?1,000 principal amount of such series of Fixed Spread Securities included in the Tender Offers will be determined at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 29, 2021 (the "Pricing Determination Date"). See the Offer to Purchase for additional information.

In order to calculate the New Maximum Amounts in U.S. dollars, the aggregate principal amount of the Sterling Securities and the Euro Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn must be converted into U.S. dollars. The Tender Offers are amended hereby to use the applicable exchange rates at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on November 24, 2021 (as opposed to the Pricing Determination Date (as defined above)), as reported on the Bloomberg screen page "FXIP" under the heading "FX Rate vs. USD" solely for purposes of determining the U.S. dollar equivalent aggregate principal amount of the Sterling Securities and the Euro Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. All other terms and conditions of the tender offers set forth in the Offer to Purchase remain unchanged.

Withdrawal rights for each Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 24, 2021, and have not been extended. The Early Payment Date for each Tender Offer is December 1, 2021 and the Expiration Date is 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 9, 2021, unless extended or earlier terminated by GE. Consummation of each Tender Offer is subject to certain conditions (as described in the Offer to Purchase). Given that the aggregate principal amount of the Securities validly tendered in each Tender Offer prior to the Early Participation Date exceeds the applicable Maximum Amount, GE will not accept any further tenders of such Securities.

GE has retained BofA Securities, Merrill Lynch International and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to act as the Global Coordinators and the Lead Dealer Managers, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to act as the Lead Dealer Managers, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Mizuho Securities USA LLC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. to act as the Senior Co-Dealer Managers and Academy Securities, Inc., R. Seelaus & Co., LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. and Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC to act as the Co-Dealer Managers, in connection with the Tender Offers (collectively, the "Dealer Managers"). Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Tender Offers should be directed to BofA Securities at +1 (888) 292-0070 (toll free), +1 (980) 287-6959 (collect) or +1 (980) 388-0539, to Merrill Lynch International at +44 20 7996 5420 (collect), to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at +1 (866) 834-4666 (toll free), +1 (212) 834-4045 (collect), +44 20 7134 2468 (UK), to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at +1 (866) 627-0391 (toll free), +1 (212) 250-2955 (collect), to Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch at +44 20 7545 8011 or to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at +1 (800) 624-1808 (toll free), +1 (212) 761-1057 (collect).

D.F. King has been appointed the information agent and the tender agent with respect to the Tender Offers (the "Information and Tender Agent"). The Offer to Purchase can be accessed at the Tender Offers website: http://www.dfking.com/ge. Questions or requests for assistance in connection with the Tender Offers for the Securities or for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase may be directed to the Information and Tender Agent at +1 (800) 755-7250 (toll free), +1 (212) 269-5550 (collect), +44 20 7920 9700 (London) or via e-mail at ge@dfking.com. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Tender Offers.

GE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to purchase any Securities or to extend, re-open, withdraw or terminate any Tender Offer and to amend or waive any of the terms and conditions of any Tender Offer in any manner, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Unless stated otherwise, announcements in connection with the Tender Offers will be made available on GE's website at www.genewsroom.com. Such announcements may also be made by (i) the issue of a press release and (ii) the delivery of notices to the Clearing Systems for communication to Direct Participants. Copies of all such announcements, press releases and notices can also be obtained from the Information and Tender Agent, the corresponding contact details for whom are set out above. Significant delays may be experienced where notices are delivered to the Clearing Systems and Holders are urged to contact the Information and Tender Agent for the relevant announcements relating to the Tender Offers. In addition, all documentation relating to the Tender Offers, together with any updates, will be available via the Offer Website: http://www.dfking.com/ge.

DISCLAIMER This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Offer to Purchase. This announcement and the Offer to Purchase contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offers. If you are in any doubt as to the contents of this announcement or the Offer to Purchase or the action you should take, you are recommended to seek your own financial, legal and tax advice, including as to any tax consequences, immediately from your broker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Securities are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee or intermediary must contact such entity if it wishes to participate in the Tender Offers. None of GE, the Subsidiary Issuers, the Dealer Managers, the Information and Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates makes any recommendation as to whether or not Holders should tender their Securities in the Tender Offers.

None of GE (including as successor of General Electric Capital Corporation and General Electric Capital Services, Inc.), GE Capital International Funding Company Unlimited Company (formerly GE Capital International Funding Company), GE Capital European Funding Unlimited Company (formerly GE Capital European Funding), GE Capital UK Funding Unlimited Company (formerly GE Capital UK Funding), GE Capital Funding, LLC, and Security Capital Group Incorporated (for its own account and as successor of SUSA Partnership, L.P.) (collectively, the "Subsidiary Issuers"), the Dealer Managers, the Information and Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates assumes any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information concerning GE, the Securities or the Tender Offers contained in this announcement or in the Offer to Purchase. None of GE, the Subsidiary Issuers, the Dealer Managers, the Information and Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates is acting for any Holder, or will be responsible to any Holder for providing any protections which would be afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Tender Offers, and accordingly none of GE, the Subsidiary Issuers, the Dealer Managers, the Information and Tender Agent or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliates assumes any responsibility for any failure by GE to disclose information with regard to GE or the Securities which is material in the context of the Tender Offers and which is not otherwise publicly available.

General

This announcement is for informational purposes only. The Tender Offers were made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. Neither this announcement nor the Offer to Purchase, or the electronic transmission thereof, constitutes an offer to sell or buy Securities, as applicable, in any jurisdiction in which, or to or from any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation under applicable securities laws or otherwise. The distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and the Dealer Managers or any of their respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in any such jurisdiction, the Tender Offers shall be deemed to have been made by the Dealer Managers or such affiliate (as the case may be) on behalf of GE in such jurisdiction.

No action has been taken in any jurisdiction that would permit the possession, circulation or distribution of either this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any material relating to GE, any subsidiary of GE or the Securities in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Accordingly, none of this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any other offering material or advertisements in connection with the Tender Offers may be distributed or published, in or from any such country or jurisdiction, except in compliance with any applicable rules or regulations of any such country or jurisdiction.

The distribution of this announcement and the Offer to Purchase in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement or the Offer to Purchase comes are required by GE, the Subsidiary Issuers, the Dealer Managers, the Information and Tender Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.

This communication has not been approved by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (the "FSMA"). Accordingly, this communication is not being directed at persons within the United Kingdom save in circumstances where section 21(1) of the FSMA does not apply.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities to the public in any Member State of the European Economic Area (a "Relevant State"). In any Relevant State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended or superseded) (the "Prospectus Regulation") in that Relevant State. This announcement and information contained herein must not be acted on or relied upon by persons who are not qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation.

In the United Kingdom, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, who are also: (i) persons falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order")); or (ii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Financial Promotion Order (such persons together being "relevant persons"). The Securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such Securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

Each Holder participating in the Tender Offers will give certain representations in respect of the jurisdictions referred to above and generally as set out in the Offer to Purchase. Any tender of Securities pursuant to the Tender Offers from a Holder that is unable to make these representations will not be accepted. Each of GE, the Subsidiary Issuers, the Dealer Managers, the Information and Tender Agent reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to investigate, in relation to any tender of Securities pursuant to the Tender Offers, whether any such representation given by a Holder is correct and, if such investigation is undertaken and as a result GE determines (for any reason) that such representation is not correct, such tender shall not be accepted.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains "forward-looking statements"?that is, statements related to future, not past, events. These forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "see," "will," "would," "estimate," "forecast," "target," "preliminary," or "range." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. The inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation that such plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such plans, estimates or expectations include, among others, (1) the ability to effect the spin-off transactions and to meet the conditions related thereto, (2) potential uncertainty during the pendency of the spin-off transactions that could affect GE's financial performance, (3) the possibility that the spin-off transactions will not be completed within the anticipated time period or at all, (4) the possibility that the spin-off transactions will not achieve their intended benefits, (5) the possibility of disruption, including changes to existing business relationships, disputes, litigation or unanticipated costs in connection with the spin-off transactions, (6) uncertainty of the expected financial performance of GE or the separated companies following completion of the spin-off transactions, (7) negative effects of the announcement or pendency of the spin-off transactions on the market price of GE's securities and/or on the financial performance of GE, (8) evolving legal, regulatory and tax regimes, (9) changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions, (10) actions by third parties, including government agencies, and (11) other risk factors as detailed from time to time in GE's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including GE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, GE's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021, GE's current reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed by GE with the SEC. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive.

These or other uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and we disclaim and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this announcement, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

About GE

GE (NYSE:GE) rises to the challenge of building a world that works. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today the company's dedicated team, leading technology, and global reach and capabilities help the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE's people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for its customers.

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1 Including approximately $49 billion in gross debt reduction noted at the end of the third quarter plus today's announcement, approximately $1 billion in fourth-quarter maturities, and further reduction expected from discontinuation of off-book factoring and GE's year-end pension revaluation. Pension estimate based on performance through November 17, 2021.


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