Bunge prices public offering of US$600M aggregate principal amount of 3.2% senior notes due 2017
WHITE PLAINS, New York
June 13, 2012
– Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that Bunge Limited Finance Corp., its wholly owned finance subsidiary, has priced a public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.20% senior notes due 2017. The senior notes will be guaranteed by Bunge Limited. The offering was made pursuant to a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The transaction is expected to close on June 15, 2012.
Bunge Limited intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the repayment of outstanding indebtedness, which includes indebtedness under its revolving credit facilities.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BNP Paribas Securities Corp. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Rabo Securities USA, Inc., RBS Securities Inc. and Standard Chartered Bank are acting as senior co-managers, and ING Financial Markets LLC, Lloyds Securities Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Natixis Securities Americas LLC, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited and SG Americas Securities, LLC are acting as co-managers.
This offering of senior notes may be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus related to the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these senior notes in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited is a leading global agribusiness and food company with approximately 35,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat and corn to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in North and South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.