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Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces the pricing of a public offering of
$1.05 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes under the company's shelf registration statement. The public offering consists of
$600 million of 2.650% notes due
October 1, 2018 and
$450 million of 4.125% notes due
October 1, 2023.
The company expects to receive the net offering proceeds upon closing on
August 13, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. Boston Scientific intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with borrowings under its recent
$400 million term loan facility, to redeem all or a portion of its (i) 5.450% notes due
June 15, 2014, of which
$600 million aggregate principal amount was outstanding as of the date hereof, and (ii) 4.500% notes due
January 15, 2015, of which
$850 million aggregate principal amount was outstanding as of the date hereof, and to pay related fees, expenses and premiums. Any such redemption would be made in accordance with the terms of the applicable indenture, including provision of the required notice of redemption. Any remaining net proceeds from the offering may be used for general corporate purposes.
Nothing herein shall constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering is being made by means of a prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement only, copies of which or information concerning this offering may be obtained by contacting the joint book-running managers: Barclays Capital Inc., toll-free at (888) 603-5847; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC toll-free at (866) 803-9204; or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated toll-free at (800) 294-1322.