SOV+B Santander Holdings USA
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2020
Santander Holdings USA, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
|75 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts||02109|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 346-7200
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On December 14, 2020, Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release (the “Early Participation Press Release”) announcing the results as of the early participation date for its previously announced cash tender offer (the “Offer”) to purchase up to $255,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 4.450% Senior Notes due 2021 and 3.700% Senior Notes due 2022 (collectively, the “Notes”). A copy of the Early Participation Press Release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference is a copy of the press release announcing the tender offer.
This Current Report on Form 8-K is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy any securities. The tender offer is being made only pursuant to the offer to purchase. The tender offer is not being made to holders of securities in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press release issued December 14, 2020|
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, or future events are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “can,” “could,” “may,” “predicts,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “looking forward,” “would,” “hopes,” “assumes,” “estimates,” “plans,” “projects,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expects,” “intends,” and similar words or phrases. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date on which the statements are made, these statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various important factors and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the Company’s expectations, objectives or plans will be achieved in the timeframe anticipated or at all. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Any forward-looking statements only speak as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking information or statements, whether written or oral, to reflect any change, except as required by law. All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA, INC.|
/s/ Gerard A. Chamberlain
|Name:||Gerard A. Chamberlain|
|Dated: December 14, 2020||Title:||Senior Deputy General Counsel and Executive Vice President|