Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Prices $1.5 Billion Of Senior Unsecured Notes, Announces Planned $1.1 Billion Accelerated Share Repurcha

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Prices $1.5 Billion Of Senior Unsecured Notes,
 Announces Planned $1.1 Billion Accelerated Share Repurchase And Planned $250
                      Million Revolving Credit Facility

PR Newswire

UNION, N.J., July 15, 2014

UNION, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. today
announced the pricing of three series of senior unsecured notes for an
aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion.

Of these notes, $300 million will mature in August 2024, were priced to yield
and will bear interest at an annual rate of 3.749%; $300 million will mature
in August 2034, were priced to yield and will bear interest at an annual rate
of 4.915%; and $900 million will mature in August 2044, were priced to yield
and will bear interest at an annual rate of 5.165%. The offering is expected
to close, subject to normal closing conditions, on July 17, 2014. The Company
intends to use the proceeds from this offering for share repurchases of its
common stock and for general corporate purposes.

The Company also announced it intends, subject to business and market
conditions, to enter into an accelerated share repurchase agreement to
repurchase an aggregate of $1.1 billion of the Company's common stock
following the closing of the notes offering.

The Company has also announced that it is in discussions with lenders to enter
into a $250 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility, expiring in
2019, unless extended pursuant to its terms.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these
securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The
offering of securities may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement
and accompanying prospectus. Copies of the prospectus and related supplement
may be obtained by contacting any of those joint book-running managers whose
contact information is listed at the bottom of this announcement.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") is a retailer which
operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas
Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, Harmon or Harmon Face Values, buybuy BABY and
World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus. Customers can purchase
products from the Company either in store, online or through a mobile device.
The Company has the developing ability to have customer purchases picked up in
store or shipped direct to the customer from the Company's distribution
facilities, stores or vendors. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a
provider of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to
institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, food service,
healthcare and other industries. The Company is also a partner in a joint
venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath &
Beyond. The Company sells a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home
furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and
related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include
categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic
housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile
products. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. are traded on NASDAQ under the
symbol "BBBY" and are included in the Standard and Poor's 500 and Global 1200
Indices and the NASDAQ-100 Index. The Company is counted among the Fortune 500
and the Forbes 2000.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Many of these
forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as may,
will, expect, anticipate, approximate, estimate, assume, continue, model,
project, plan, and similar words and phrases. The Company's actual results and
future financial condition may differ materially from those expressed in any
such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such factors
include, without limitation: general economic conditions including the housing
market, a challenging overall macroeconomic environment and related changes in
the retailing environment, consumer preferences and spending habits;
demographics and other macroeconomic factors that may impact the level of
spending for the types of merchandise sold by the Company; civil disturbances
and terrorist acts; unusual weather patterns and natural disasters;
competition from existing and potential competitors; competition from other
channels of distribution; pricing pressures; the ability to attract and retain
qualified employees in all areas of the organization; the cost of labor,
merchandise and other costs and expenses; the ability to find suitable
locations at acceptable occupancy costs and other terms to support the
Company's expansion program; the ability to assess and implement technologies
in support of the Company's development of its omnichannel capabilities;
uncertainty in financial markets; disruptions to the Company's information
technology systems including but not limited to security breaches of systems
protecting consumer and employee information; reputational risk arising from
challenges to the Company's or a third party supplier's compliance with
various laws, regulations or standards, including those related to labor,
health, safety, privacy or the environment; changes to statutory, regulatory
and legal requirements; new, or developments in existing, litigation, claims
or assessments; changes to, or new, tax laws or interpretation of existing tax
laws; changes to, or new, accounting standards including, without limitation,
changes to lease accounting standards; and the integration of acquired
businesses. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update its
forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Bed Bath & Beyond

Website: http://www.bedbath.com
Contact: INVESTOR CONTACTS: Kenneth C. Frankel, (908) 855-4554; Susan E.
Lattmann, (908) 855-4120; BOOK-RUNNING MANAGER CONTACTS: J.P. Morgan
Securities LLC, 1-212-834-4533; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Tel: 1-866-718-1649;
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Tel: 1-800-326-5897
 
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