JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, and restaurant and diversified services, today announced that it has priced an issuance of $400 million of its 5.50% Notes due September 1, 2022, through joint book-running managers Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. The notes were priced at 99.513 to yield 5.564%. The notes will pay interest semi-annually on the 1st of March and September, beginning March 1, 2013, and mature on September 1, 2022. Jefferies & Company, Inc., Stephens Inc., Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. acted as co-managers.
The net proceeds of the issuance of the notes will be used to fund the repayment of the $236.5 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of FNF's 5.25% unsecured notes maturing in March 2013 and the remainder for general corporate purposes.
"This issuance enhances our longer-term liquidity profile and continues our strategy of conservatively managing our balance sheet and liquidity position," said Chief Executive Officer George P. Scanlon. "The proceeds provide the flexibility to fund the March 2013 debt maturity and leave our balance sheet with no long-term debt maturing until May 2017."
The notes are being offered pursuant to a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, which can be obtained by calling Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, toll-free at 800-294-1322, Barclays Capital Inc., toll-free at 888-603-5847, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, collect at 212-834-4533 or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, toll-free at 800-326-5897. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.