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Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (the “Company” or “Coeur”) (NYSE: CDE; TSX: CDM) today announced the pricing of its offering of U.S. $300,000,000 of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “Notes”) to qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The coupon on the Notes will be 7.875% per year from the date of issuance, payable semi-annually in arrears. The Notes will mature on February 1, 2021. The transaction is expected to close on or about January 29, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of various customary closing conditions.
The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes offering to fund internal and external growth initiatives and for general corporate purposes, which may include repurchasing 3.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028 that are put to the Company at or after March 15, 2013.
The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes or any other securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation in the United States and Canada, including, among others, (i) Coeur’s expectations regarding the closing of the Notes offering and (ii) Coeur’s intention to use the proceeds of the offering to fund internal and external growth initiatives and for general corporate purposes, which may include repurchasing 3.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028 that are put to Coeur at or after March 15, 2013.