Liberty Media priced and agreed to sell to initial purchasers $444.6 million in 2.25% exchangeable senior debentures due 2046 in a private offering.
The debt securities are backed by Time Warner shares owned by Liberty and upon exchange Liberty could offer Time Warner stock, cash or a combination of both. Liberty first announced its intention to issue the debentures Thursday.
Liberty currently holds about 4.3 million shares of Time Warner stock, or less than 1% of the media company’s outstanding stock.
The offering is expected to close on Aug. 17, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.