Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the pricing of a series of its senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of $600 million, in an underwritten, registered public offering. The notes will mature in July 2023 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 3.875 percent. The offering is expected to close on June 21, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Agilent intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay its outstanding senior notes due July 15, 2013 and for general corporate purposes, including payment of costs associated with its previously announced targeted restructuring program and to repurchase outstanding shares of its common stock pursuant to its existing stock repurchase program.
BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers.
Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering can be obtained from:BNP Paribas Securities Corp.787 Seventh AvenueNew York, NY 10019(800) 854-5674 Citigroup Global Markets Inc.c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions,1155 Long Island AvenueEdgewood, NY 11717(800) 831-9146 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated222 Broadway, 11 th FloorNew York, NY 10038Attention: Prospectus Department(800) 294-1322 Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus are also available on the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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. About Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.