SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced today the pricing of its public offering of $400 million of 1.850% Notes due 2017 (the "2017 notes") and $500 million of 3.125% Notes due 2022 (the "2022 notes" and, together with the 2017 notes, the "notes"). The offering is expected to close, subject to customary closing conditions, on November 21, 2012.
The 2017 notes will bear interest at the rate of 1.850% per year and the 2022 notes will bear interest at the rate of 3.125% per year. Interest on the notes will be payable semi-annually on May 15 and November 15 of each year, beginning May 15, 2013. The 2017 notes will mature on November 15, 2017 and the 2022 notes will mature on November 15, 2022.
Net proceeds from the sale of the notes will be used to repay borrowings under Roper's senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities ( USA), Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. are serving as co-managers for the offering.The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, and only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement dated November 15, 2012 and accompanying prospectus dated November 15, 2012. Full details of the offering, including a description of the notes and certain risk factors related to the notes, are contained in the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Copies of these documents may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk- 3 rd Floor, telephone: 212-834-4533; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11 th Floor, New York, New York 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-294-1322, e-mail: email@example.com; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, telephone: 1-800-326-5897, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes or any other securities, nor will there be any sale of the notes or any other securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
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