Corn Products announces senior note offering

by World Grain Staff
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WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Corn Products International announced on Sept. 15 a $900 million senior unsecured note offering, consisting of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.2% notes due Nov. 1, 2015, $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% notes due Nov. 1, 2020, and an additional $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.625% notes due April 15, 2037.

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 Sept.17, subject to customary closing conditions.

Corn Products plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund a portion of the cash consideration payable in connection with its pending acquisition of National Starch, the specialty starches business of Akzo Nobel N.V.

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