MEDICINES CO /DE filed this form 10-Q on 9 Aug 2017
Holders may convert their 2023 notes at their option at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding April 15, 2023 only under the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter commencing on or after September 30, 2016 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of our common stock for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price on each applicable trading day; (2) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period, or measurement period, in which the trading price, as defined in the indenture governing the 2023 notes, per $1,000 principal amount of 2023 notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of our common stock and the conversion rate on each such trading day; (3) during any period after we have issued notice of redemption until the close of business on the scheduled trading day immediately preceding the relevant redemption date; or (4) upon the occurrence of specified corporate events. On or after April 15, 2023, until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, holders may convert their 2023 notes at any time, regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon conversion, we will pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash, shares of our common stock or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, at our election based upon a daily conversion value calculated on a proportionate basis for each trading day in a 50 trading day observation period (as more fully described in the 2023 notes indenture).
The conversion rate for the 2023 notes was initially, and remains, 20.4198 shares of our common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the 2023 notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $48.97 per share of our common stock. The conversion rate and the conversion price are subject to customary adjustments for certain events, including, but not limited to, the issuance of certain stock dividends on our common stock, the issuance of certain rights or warrants, subdivisions, combinations, distributions of capital stock, indebtedness, or assets, cash dividends and certain issuer tender or exchange offers, as described in the indenture governing the 2023 notes.
We may not redeem the 2023 notes prior to July 15, 2020. We may redeem for cash all or any portion of the 2023 notes, at our option, on or after July 15, 2020 if the last reported sale price of our common stock has been at least 130% of the conversion price then in effect on the last trading day of, and for at least 19 other trading days (whether or not consecutive) during, any 30 consecutive trading day period ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which we provides notice of redemption, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2023 notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. However, no redemption date may be designated that falls on or after the 52nd scheduled trading date prior to maturity. No sinking fund is provided for the 2023 notes, which means that we are not required to redeem or retire the 2023 notes periodically.
If we undergo a fundamental change, as defined in the indenture governing the 2023 notes, subject to certain conditions, holders of the 2023 notes may require us to repurchase for cash all or part of their 2023 notes at a repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2023 notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date. Following certain corporate transactions that constitute a change of control, we would increase the conversion rate for a holder who elects to convert the 2023 notes in connection with such change of control in certain circumstances.
The 2023 notes are our senior unsecured obligations and will rank senior in right of payment to our future indebtedness that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the 2023 notes; equal in right of payment to our existing and future unsecured indebtedness that is not so subordinated (including the 2022 notes); effectively junior in right of payment to any of our secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness; and structurally junior to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities (including trade payables) incurred by our subsidiaries.
The indenture governing the 2023 notes contains customary events of default with respect to the 2023 notes, including that upon certain events of default (including our failure to make any payment of principal on the 2023 notes when due and payable or our failure to make any interest payment on the 2023 notes when due and payable and such failure continues for a period of thirty days) occurring and continuing, the trustee for the 2023 notes by notice to us, or the holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the outstanding 2023 notes by notice to us and the trustee for the 2023 notes, may, and the trustee at the request of such holders (subject to the provisions of the indenture governing the 2023 notes) shall, declare 100% of the principal of and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all the 2023 notes to be due and payable. In case of certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, involving us or a significant subsidiary, 100% of the principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on the 2023 notes will automatically become due and payable. Upon such a declaration of acceleration, such principal and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, will be due and payable immediately.
Capped Call Transactions
To minimize the impact of potential dilution upon conversion of the 2023 Notes, we entered into capped call transactions separate from the issuance of the 2023 Notes with certain counterparties. The capped calls have a strike price of $48.97 per share and a cap price of $64.68 per share and are exercisable when and if the 2023 Notes are converted. If upon conversion of the 2023 Notes, the price of our common stock is above the strike price of the capped calls, the counterparties will deliver shares of our common stock and/or cash with an aggregate value equal to the difference between the price of our common stock at the conversion