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CBS Corporation Announces Cash Tender Offer

Monday, October 04, 2010

CBS Corporation Announces Cash Tender Offer08:20 EDT Monday, October 04, 2010Seeks to Purchase $250 Million of Outstanding NotesNEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer for up to $250 million combined aggregate principal amount of specified series of its outstanding debt.  The terms and conditions of the tender offer are set forth in an Offer to Purchase dated today. In the tender offer, CBS Corporation is offering to purchase, under certain conditions, the 8.625% Debentures due August 1, 2012 and the 5.625% Notes due August 15, 2012 (collectively, the ?notes?), in accordance with the acceptance priority levels listed in the table below.  Title of SecurityCUSIP/ISIN NumbersAggregate Principal Amount OutstandingAcceptance Priority LevelReference U.S. Treasury SecurityBloombergReferencePageFixed Spread (basis points)EarlyTenderPremium(1)8.625% Debenturesdue 2012960402AQ8/US960402AQ82$206,991,00011.750% due August 15, 2012PX495$305.625% Senior Notesdue 2012925524AT7/US925524AT77$533,129,00021.750% due August 15, 2012PX495$30(1) Per $1,000 principal amount of notes.The tender offer is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 1, 2010, unless extended.  Holders of notes subject to the tender offer must validly tender and not validly withdraw their notes on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 18, 2010, unless extended, to be eligible to receive the total consideration as described below.  Holders of notes subject to the tender offer who validly tender their notes after the early tender date and on or before 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on the expiration date will receive the tender offer consideration per $1,000 principal amount of notes tendered by such holders that are accepted for purchase, which is equal to the applicable total consideration minus the early tender premium of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of notes.  Holders of notes subject to the tender offer who tender their notes before the early tender date may not withdraw their notes after the early tender date, unless otherwise required by law.  Holders of notes subject to the tender offer who tender their notes after the early tender date may not withdraw their notes, unless otherwise required by law.   The total consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of notes tendered and accepted for payment pursuant to the tender offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to a fixed spread specified for each series of the notes over the yield based on the bid side price of the U.S. Treasury Security specified on the cover page of the Offer to Purchase, as calculated by the dealer managers at 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 18, 2010.  In addition to the total consideration or the tender offer consideration, as applicable, accrued interest up to, but not including, the settlement date will be paid in cash on all validly tendered notes accepted in the tender offer.  The settlement will follow promptly after the expiration date and currently is expected to be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The tender offer is not conditioned upon any minimum amount of notes being tendered, and the tender offer may be amended, extended or terminated.  The amounts of each series of notes that are purchased in the tender offer will be determined in accordance with the acceptance priority levels set forth in the Offer to Purchase.  Notes of the series in the lower acceptance priority level accepted for purchase in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase may be subject to proration so that the Company will only accept for purchase notes up to a combined aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000.The tender offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including, among other things, the consummation by CBS Corporation, no later than the expiration date, of financing arrangements satisfactory to it as described in the Offer to Purchase.CBS Corporation has retained Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC to serve as dealer managers, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas to serve as depositary and D.F. King & Co., Inc. to serve as the information agent for the tender offer. Requests for documents may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. by telephone at 888.567.1626 or in writing at 48 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005.  Questions regarding the tender offer may be directed to any of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 800.558.3745, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at 800.820.1653, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 866.834.4666, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated at 800.624.1808, Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 800.828.3182, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. at 877.649.6848 and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 866.309.6316. This press release is not a tender offer to purchase or a solicitation of acceptance of a tender offer, which may be made only pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase.  In any jurisdiction where the laws require the tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the tender offer will be deemed made on behalf of CBS Corporation by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, or one or more registered brokers or dealers under the laws of such jurisdiction. DISCLOSURE NOTICE:  Some statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements.  CBS Corporation cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.  A description of risks and uncertainties can be found in CBS Corporation?s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other public filings and press releases.  Except as required by law, CBS Corporation does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information or future events or developments.About CBS CorporationCBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW ? a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime Networks, Smithsonian Networks and CBS College Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment), motion pictures (CBS Films) and sustainable media (EcoMedia). For more information, log on to www.cbscorporation.com.SOURCE CBS CorporationFor further information: Press - Dana McClintock, +1-212-975-1077, dlmcclintock@cbs.com, or Andrea Prochniak, +1-212-975-1942, andrea.prochniak@cbs.com; or Investor Relations - Adam Townsend, +1-212-975-5292, adam.townsend@cbs.com, or Jessica Kourakos, +1-212-975-6106, jessica.kourakos@cbs.com