GenCorp Plans To Offer $125M In Convertible Notes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ¿ GenCorp Inc., which makes aerospace and defense products, said Tuesday it will offer up to $125 million of convertible subordinated notes in a private transaction aimed at refinancing other debt.

Shares fell amid a broader market pullback.

GenCorp expects to give the initial buyers of the notes the option to buy an additional $18.75 million in notes to cover any overallotments.

The notes will be convertible at a rate and price the company has not yet determined. Interest on the notes will be paid twice a year. The notes will mature on Dec. 31, 2039.

Shares of GenCorp, based in Sacramento, Calif., fell $1.04, or 12 percent, to $7.41 in midday trading.

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