Autodesk Prices $750 Million Senior Note Offering

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the pricing of two series of its senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of $750 million, in an underwritten, registered public offering. Of these senior notes, $400 million will mature on December 15, 2017, and will bear interest at an annual rate of 1.95 percent, and $350 million will mature on December 15, 2022, and will bear interest at an annual rate of 3.60 percent. The offering is expected to close on December 13, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.

Autodesk intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the senior notes for the repayment of approximately $80 million in borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility plus accrued and unpaid interest. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital, capital expenditures, possible stock repurchases and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.

Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering of the senior notes is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions

1155 Long Island Avenue

Edgewood, NY 11717

800-831-9146
  J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

383 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10179

Attn – Investment Grade Syndicate Desk

212-834-4533
  Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

180 Varick Street

New York, NY 10014

Attn: Prospectus Department

866-718-1649

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the senior notes, nor shall there be any sale of these senior notes 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.

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