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Pfizer Prices $1,065,000,000 Debt Offering
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the pricing of $1,065,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.20% notes due 2047. This offering is expected to be sold to professional institutional investors in Taiwan, with application to be made to list the notes on the Taipei Exchange.
Pfizer intends to use the net offering proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to repay a portion of its outstanding commercial paper.
The closing of the offering is expected to occur on March 17, 2017, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
BNP Paribas, Taipei Branch and Deutsche Bank AG, Taipei Branch are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Deutsche Bank AG, Taipei Branch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Standard Chartered Bank, Academy Securities, Inc., Seibert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C. and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. are acting as structuring agents for the offering. Each structuring agent, other than Deutsche Bank AG, Taipei Branch, is an entity not licensed in the Republic of China, has not offered or sold, and will not subscribe for or sell or underwrite, any of the notes.
The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies may be obtained by calling BNP Paribas, Taipei Branch at 1-800-854-5674 or Deutsche Bank AG, Taipei Branch at 1-800-503-4611.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes, nor will there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.
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