Syngenta Announces Successful USD 750 Million Bond Issue
BASEL, Switzerland, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Syngenta today announced the successful issue of USD 750 million in US dollar denominated bonds, comprising a USD 500 million bond with a ten year maturity and a USD 250 million bond with a thirty year maturity.
The offer was made pursuant to Syngenta’s automatic shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 16, 2011 and a prospectus supplement thereto. The proceeds of the bond will be used for general corporate purposes.
John Ramsay, Syngenta CFO, said: “We have taken advantage of current favorable market conditions in order to further enhance our debt maturity profile. This bond issue is part of our normal funding requirements.”
The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained for free by visiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov or from: Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 1-877-858-5407 or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, attention: Prospectus Department.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.
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