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ViacomCBS Announces Redemption of Approximately $2.0 Billion of Senior Notes

February 26, 2021

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2021-- ViacomCBS Inc. (“ViacomCBS”) (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) today announced that it would redeem all of its outstanding (i) 2.250% senior notes due February 4, 2022 (the “2.250% senior notes”), (ii) 3.375% senior notes due March 1, 2022 (the “3.375% senior notes”), (iii) 3.125% senior notes due June 15, 2022 (the “3.125% senior notes”), (iv) 2.500% senior notes due February 15, 2023 (the “2.500% senior notes”), (v) 3.250% senior notes due March 15, 2023 (the “3.250% senior notes”), (vi) 2.900% senior notes due June 1, 2023 (the “2.900% senior notes”) and (vii) 4.250% senior notes due September 1, 2023 (the “4.250% senior notes”). The redemption date for the 2.250% senior notes, the 3.375% senior notes, the 2.500% senior notes and the 2.900% senior notes is March 15, 2021. The redemption date for the 3.125% senior notes, the 3.250% senior notes and the 4.250% senior notes is March 29, 2021.

The redemption price for each such series of notes is equal to the sum of 100% of the principal amount of such series of notes outstanding, the make-whole amount calculated in accordance with the terms of such series of notes and the related indenture under which such series of notes was issued, and the accrued and unpaid interest on such series of notes up to, but excluding, the respective redemption date. The aggregate principal amount of each such series of notes outstanding on February 26, 2021 is as set forth below:

Title of Security

Aggregate Principal Amount Outstanding

2.250% senior notes


3.375% senior notes


3.125% senior notes


2.500% senior notes


3.250% senior notes


2.900% senior notes


4.250% senior notes


Holders owning notes through a broker, bank, or other nominee should contact that party for information. For more information, holders of the 2.250% senior notes, the 3.125% senior notes, the 3.250% senior notes and the 4.250% senior notes may call the paying agent for the redemption of such series of notes, The Bank of New York Mellon at (800) 254-2826, and holders of the 3.375% senior notes, the 2.500% senior notes and the 2.900% senior notes may call the paying agent for the redemption of such series of notes, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas at (800) 735-7777.

About ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

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Peter Collins
Vice President, Corporate Communications
(917) 826-4182

Justin Blaber
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
(646) 823-6616

Pranita Sookai
Director, Corporate Communications
(718) 316-2182

Anthony DiClemente
Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
(917) 796-4647

Jaime Morris
Vice President, Investor Relations
(646) 824-5450

Robert Amparo
Manager, Investor Relations
(347) 223-1682


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