Halliburton (HAL) announced today the pricing of an offering of $7.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. The notes are being issued in five tranches: $1.25 billion of 5-year notes bearing interest at a fixed rate of 2.70% per year and maturing on November 15, 2020; $1.25 billion of 7-year notes bearing interest at a fixed rate of 3.375% per year and maturing on November 15, 2022; $2 billion of 10-year notes bearing interest at a fixed rate of 3.80% per year and maturing on November 15, 2025; $1 billion of 20-year notes bearing interest at a fixed rate of 4.85% per year and maturing on November 15, 2035; and $2 billion of 30-year notes bearing interest at a fixed rate of 5.00% per year and maturing on November 15, 2045. The offering is expected to close on November 13, 2015.
Halliburton intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including financing a portion of the cash consideration component of Halliburton’s pending acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated (“Baker Hughes”). In the event that the Baker Hughes acquisition is not consummated, Halliburton intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the 2025 notes, the 2035 notes and the 2045 notes for general corporate purposes. The 2020 notes and the 2022 notes will be subject to a special mandatory redemption if the Baker Hughes acquisition is not consummated. Pending the application of the net proceeds to finance the Baker Hughes acquisition, Halliburton may temporarily invest the net proceeds in cash equivalents or short-term investments.
The notes are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Mizuho Securities USA Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers in connection with the offering of the notes. The notes are being offered only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) Inc.
Attn: Prospectus Dept
1 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10010
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
222 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Attn: Prospectus Department
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.
320 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Attention: Debt Capital Markets
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or 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.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With approximately 65,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in over 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, Oilpro and YouTube.