Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the pricing of a debt offering consisting of five tranches of notes:
|$1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.700% notes due 2019|
|$1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.200% notes due 2021|
|$1,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.000% notes due 2026|
|$1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.000% notes due 2036|
|$1,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.125% notes due 2046|
Pfizer intends to use the net offering proceeds to fund the purchase of its 6.200% Senior Notes due March 15, 2019 (the “Tender Notes”) validly tendered and accepted for payment in Pfizer’s previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) and to fund the redemption of any of the Tender Notes that remain outstanding after the completion of the Tender Offer in accordance with the terms of the make-whole provisions of the indenture governing the Tender Notes. Pfizer intends to use the remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to refinance, redeem or repurchase existing debt and to repay a portion of its outstanding commercial paper.
The closing of the offering is expected to occur on November 21, 2016, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies may be obtained by calling Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 831-9146, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (800) 221-1037, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at (800) 294-1322 or RBC Capital Markets, LLC at (866) 375-6829.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes, nor will there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.
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