Microsoft Announces Debt Offering
Microsoft Corp. today announced the pricing of its offering of $2.25 billion of senior unsecured notes.
REDMOND, Wash. Feb. 3, 2011 Microsoft Corp. today announced the pricing of its offering of $2.25 billion of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches:
$750 million of 2.500 percent notes due February 8, 2016
$500 million of 4.000 percent notes due February 8, 2021
$1 billion of 5.300 percent notes due February 8, 2041
Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include funding for working capital, capital expenditures, repurchases of stock and acquisitions. The offering is expected to close on February 8, 2011.
A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling toll-free; or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 100 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, or by contacting any of the other underwriters of the offering.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
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