Freeport-McMoRan Prices $3.0 Billion of Senior Notes
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) announced today the pricing of $3.0 billion of senior notes. Following is a summary of the four new tranches of debt, which will have an aggregate weighted interest cost of approximately 4.1 percent:
|2.30% Senior Notes (1)||$750 Million||Due November 14, 2017|
|4.00% Senior Notes (2)||$600 Million||Due November 14, 2021|
|4.55% Senior Notes (3)||$850 Million||Due November 14, 2024|
|5.40% Senior Notes (4)||$800 Million||Due November 14, 2034|
(1) Priced at 99.934% to yield 2.323%
The sale of the senior notes is expected to settle on November 14, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. FCX intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay certain of its outstanding debt.
The joint book-running managers for the offering are Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated. Copies of the prospectus supplement, when available, and the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll free at 1(800) 831-9146, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1(212)-834-4533, or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated toll free at 1(800) 294-1322.
A registration statement relating to the offering has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell or an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.
FCX is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with an industry-leading global portfolio of mineral assets, significant oil and gas resources and a growing production profile. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.
FCX’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde operation in South America; the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and significant oil and natural gas assets in North America, including reserves in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), onshore and offshore California and in the Haynesville natural gas shale play, and an industry-leading position in the emerging shallow water Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous natural gas trend on the Shelf of the GOM and onshore in South Louisiana.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are all statements other than statements of historical facts. The words “anticipates,” “may,” “can,” “plans,” “believes,” “potential,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “targets,” “intends,” “likely,” “will,” “should,” “to be,” and any similar expressions are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. FCX cautions readers that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and its actual results may differ materially from those anticipated, projected or assumed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that can cause FCX’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include factors described in more detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in FCX’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as updated by FCX’s subsequent filings with the SEC.
Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which FCX’s forward-looking statements are based are likely to change after its forward-looking statements are made, including for example commodity prices, which FCX cannot control, and production volumes and costs, some aspects of which FCX may or may not be able to control. Further, FCX may make changes to its business plans that could or will affect its results. FCX cautions investors that it does not intend to update forward-looking statements more frequently than quarterly notwithstanding any changes in FCX’s assumptions, changes in business plans, actual experience or other changes, and FCX undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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