SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the successful pricing of three series of senior unsecured notes for an aggregate principal amount of $3,000 million. Of these notes, $750 million will mature in 2023 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 2.750 percent, $1,000 million will mature in 2027 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 3.450 percent and $1,250 million will mature in 2047 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 4.350 percent. The 2.750 percent notes due 2023, the 3.450 percent notes due 2027 and the 4.350 percent notes due in 2047 were priced to yield 2.762 percent, 3.468 percent and 4.366 percent, respectively.
Celgene expects to use the net proceeds of this offering for the repayment, on or prior to the maturity thereof, of $1,000 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 2.125% senior notes and $400 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 2.300% senior notes, each maturing in August 2018, together with any applicable “make-whole” interest amounts thereon, with any remaining net proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, further development of its clinical and pre-clinical programs, capital expenditures, general corporate development activities, meeting working capital needs and share repurchases of its common stock.
Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which is filed as part of Celgene’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-214279), may be obtained from any of the representatives by calling Barclays Capital Inc. at 1-888-603-5847, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at 1-800-221-1037, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at 1-866-471-2526, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 1-212-834-4533 or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1-866-718-1649.
Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through next-generation solutions in protein homeostasis, immuno-oncology, epigenetics, immunology and neuro-inflammation. For more information, please visit www.celgene.com. Follow Celgene on Social Media: @Celgene,Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.