Bombardier Inc. today announced that it has successfully priced its offering of $1.8 billion US aggregate principal amount of new Senior Notes. The issuance is comprised of $600 million US aggregate principal amount of Bombardier’s Senior Notes due April 15, 2019, which carry a coupon of 4.75% per annum and will be sold at par (the “2019 Notes”), and $1.2 billion US aggregate principal amount of Bombardier’s Senior Notes due October 15, 2022, which carry a coupon of 6.00% per annum and will be sold at par (the “2022 Notes”). The issuance is expected to close on or about April 3, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
Bombardier intends to use the proceeds of this offering to finance the redemption of all of Bombardier’s outstanding 7.25% Senior Notes due November 15, 2016 (the “2016 Notes”) pursuant to an optional redemption promptly following the closing of this offering, to finance the repayment at maturity of all of the Corporation’s outstanding 6.30% Notes due May 1, 2014, to pay fees and expenses related to this offering and the related transactions, and as to the remainder, for general corporate purposes.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The securities mentioned herein may be offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, any state securities laws or the laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be qualified for distribution to the public under applicable Canadian securities laws and, accordingly, any offer and sale of the securities in Canada will be made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus and dealer registration requirements of such securities laws. The securities will be offered and sold in Canada on a private placement basis only to “accredited investors” pursuant to certain prospectus exemptions.
Any redemption of the 2016 Notes will be made pursuant to a notice of redemption under the indenture governing the 2016 Notes.
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