Microsoft Announces $2.25 billion Debt Offering

Microsoft has announced the pricing of its $2.25 billion Debt Offering, which will be issued in the form on senior unsecured notes.

The notes will consist of the following tranches:

  1. $600 million of 0.875% notes will fall due on Nov. 15, 2017
  2. $750 million of 2.125% notes will fall due on due Nov. 15, 2022
  3. The balance $900 million of 3.500% notes will fall due on Nov. 15, 2042

The net proceeds from the Debt offering, will be used by Microsoft for general corporate purposes, which may include funding new acquisitions, financing working capital needs, capital expenditure or repurchase of stock. The proceedings could also be used for repayment of existing loans by the Redmond company.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Barclays Capital Inc, details of which are available at Microsoft.

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