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Section 1: FWP (FWP)

 

Free Writing Prospectus

Filed Pursuant to Rule 433

Registration Statement Number 333-192842

 

The Kroger Co.

 

 

Pricing Term Sheet
Dated September 26, 2016

 

Issuer:

The Kroger Co.

Security Type:

Senior Notes

Trade Date:

September 26, 2016

Settlement Date:

October 3, 2016 (T+5)

Denominations:

$2,000 x $1,000

Ratings (Moody’s / S&P / Fitch)*:

Baa1 / BBB / BBB

 

1.500% Senior Notes Due 2019

 

Principal Amount:

$500,000,000

Maturity Date:

September 30, 2019

Coupon:

1.500%

Benchmark Treasury:

UST 0.875% due September 15, 2019

Benchmark Treasury Price / Yield:

100-00 ¾ / 0.867%

Spread to Benchmark Treasury:

T + 65 basis points

Yield to Maturity:

1.517%

Price to Public:

99.951%

Interest Payment Dates:

March 30 and September 30, commencing on March 30, 2017

Make-Whole Call:

Treasury Rate plus 10 basis points

CUSIP/ISIN:

501044 DD0 / US501044DD07

 

2.650% Senior Notes Due 2026

 

Principal Amount:

$750,000,000

Maturity Date:

October 15, 2026

Coupon:

2.650%

Benchmark Treasury:

UST 1.500% due August 15, 2026

Benchmark Treasury Price / Yield:

99-06+ / 1.587%

Spread to Benchmark Treasury:

T + 110 basis points

Yield to Maturity:

2.687%

Price to Public:

99.676%

Interest Payment Dates:

April 15 and October 15, commencing on April 15, 2017

Make-Whole Call:

Treasury Rate plus 20 basis points (prior to

 



 

 

Par Call:

July 15, 2026)
On or after July 15, 2026 (three months prior to maturity)

CUSIP/ISIN:

501044 DE8 / US501044DE89

 

3.875% Senior Notes Due 2046

 

Principal Amount:

$500,000,000

Maturity Date:

October 15, 2046

Coupon:

3.875%

Benchmark Treasury:

UST 2.500% due May 15, 2046

Benchmark Treasury Price / Yield:

103-22 / 2.327%

Spread to Benchmark Treasury:

T + 155 basis points

Yield to Maturity:

3.877%

Price to Public:

99.963%

Interest Payment Dates:

April 15 and October 15, commencing on April 15, 2017

Make-Whole Call:

Treasury Rate plus 25 basis points (prior to April 15, 2046)

Par Call:

On or after April 15, 2046 (six months prior to maturity)

CUSIP/ISIN:

501044 DF5 / US501044DF54

 

 

Joint Book-Running Managers:

 

 

 

1.500% Senior Notes Due 2019

 

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

 

BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC

 

Fifth Third Securities, Inc.

 

Santander Investment Securities Inc.

 

 

2.650% Senior Notes Due 2026 and 3.875% Senior Notes Due 2046

 

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

 

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

 

BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T
Securities, LLC

 

Fifth Third Securities, Inc.

 

PNC Capital Markets LLC

 

 

Co-Managers:

 

 

 

1.500% Senior Notes Due 2019

 

BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T
Securities, LLC

 



 

 

PNC Capital Markets LLC

 

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Incorporated

 

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

 

Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

 

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

 

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

 

The Williams Capital Group, L.P.

 

 

2.650% Senior Notes Due 2026 and 3.875% Senior Notes Due 2046

 

BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC

 

Santander Investment Securities Inc.

 

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Incorporated

 

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

 

Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

 

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

 

U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

 

CastleOak Securities, L.P.

 


*Note: A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.

 

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