eBay Inc. Prices $3.0 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes Offering
By: eBay Inc. Staff
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) today announced the pricing of a $3.0 billion underwritten public offering of its senior unsecured notes, consisting of $250 million of 0.70% Notes due 2015 (the “2015 Notes”), $1.0 billion of 1.35% Notes due 2017 (the "2017 Notes"), $1.0 billion of 2.60% Notes due 2022 (the "2022 Notes") and $750 million of 4.00% Notes due 2042 (the "2042 Notes"). The public offering price of the 2015 Notes was 100.000% of the principal amount, the public offering price of the 2017 Notes was 99.943% of the principal amount, the public offering price of the 2022 Notes was 99.869% of the principal amount and the public offering price of the 2042 Notes was 99.017% of the principal amount, in each case plus accrued interest, if any. The offering is expected to close on July 24, 2012.
eBay intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.
The offering is being made through an underwriting syndicate led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as joint book-running managers; Goldman, Sachs & Co., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBS Securities Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as senior co-managers; and Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Standard Chartered Bank, The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and UBS Securities LLC, as co-managers. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus related to the offering may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 1-212-834-4533, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 1-877-858-5407, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at 1-800-221-1037 or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at 1-800-503-4611.
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