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08/08/18 11:04 PM

#70 RE: Enterprising Investor #69

Vistra Energy Prices Upsized Private Offering of $1 Billion of Senior Notes; Upsizes Cash Tender Offers to $1.7 Billion (8/07/18)

RVING, Texas, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) (the "Company" or "Vistra Energy") announced today the pricing of an upsized private offering (the "Offering") of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 (the "Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Vistra Operations Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the "Issuer"). The Notes will bear interest at the rate of 5.500% per annum and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Issuer's current and future subsidiaries. The Offering is expected to close on August 22, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

The purpose of the Offering is (i) to fund concurrent tender offers (the "Tender Offers") to purchase for cash its outstanding 7.375% Senior Notes due 2022, 7.625% Senior Notes due 2024, 8.034% Senior Notes due 2024, 8.000% Senior Notes due 2025, and 8.125% Senior Notes due 2026, in each case issued by Dynegy, as predecessor to Vistra Energy (collectively, the "Tender Offer Notes"), subject to the relevant terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase related to the concurrent Tender Offers, (ii) to pay fees and expenses related to the Offering and incurred in connection with the Tender Offers and (iii) for general corporate purposes. In connection with upsizing the Offering, the Company has determined to upsize the maximum aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) under the Tender Offers from $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion.

The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described above, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Allan Koenig


Molly Sorg

About Vistra Energy

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated power company based in Irving, Texas, combining an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through its retail and generation businesses which include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, Vistra operates in 12 states and six of the seven competitive markets in the U.S., with about 6,000 employees. Vistra's retail brands serve approximately 2.9 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across five top retail states, and its generation fleet totals approximately 41,000 megawatts of highly efficient generation capacity, with a diverse portfolio of natural gas, nuclear, coal, and solar facilities.