The Coca-Cola Company Prices $2.5 Billion Notes
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Coca-Cola Company announced that it priced $500 million aggregate principal amount of floating rate notes due 2015, $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.15% notes due 2018 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.50% notes due 2023 in an underwritten, registered public offering. The transaction is expected to close on March 5, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund the redemption of the outstanding 5.00% Notes due 2013, 7.375% Notes due 2014 and 4.25% Notes due 2015, each issued by its wholly owned subsidiary Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., to pay related fees and expenses, including redemption premiums, and for general corporate purposes.
BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.