Goldcorp announces pricing of US$1.5 billion notes offering
TSX: G NYSE: GG
(All Amounts in $US unless stated otherwise)
VANCOUVER, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) announced today that it has priced an offering of senior unsecured notes. Goldcorp will issue US$1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of US$0.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.125% notes due March 15, 2018 and US$1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.70% notes due March 15, 2023. The offering is expected to close on March 20, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Goldcorp expects to receive net proceeds of approximately US$1.48 billion from the offering, after deducting underwriting fees and estimated offering expenses. Goldcorp intends to use these proceeds for repayment of its US$862.5 million of convertible notes maturing August 2014, capital expenditures, capital investments or working capital.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as the passive book-running manager. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint lead managers. BMO Capital Markets Corp., CIBC World Markets Corp., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC are acting as senior co-managers. Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., RBS Securities Inc. and SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited are acting as co-managers.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement in the United States and a private placement in Canada. A copy of the prospectus may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov or SEDAR on the Canadian Securities Administrators website at www.sedar.com.
Goldcorp is one of the world's fastest growing senior gold producers. Its low-cost gold production is located in safe jurisdictions in the Americas and remains 100% unhedged.
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silver, copper, lead and zinc, the estimation of mineral reserves and
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expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits,
success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, hedging
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Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Goldcorp to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; risks related to international operations, including economic and political instability in foreign jurisdictions in which Goldcorp operates; risks related to current global financial conditions; risks related to joint venture operations; actual results of current exploration activities; environmental risks; future prices of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; mine development and operating risks; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; risks related to indebtedness and the service of such indebtedness, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business - Risk Factors" in Goldcorp's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2012 available at www.sedar.com. Although Goldcorp has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and accordingly are subject to change after such date. Except as otherwise indicated by Goldcorp, these statements do not reflect the potential impact of any non-recurring or other special items or of any dispositions, monetizations, mergers, acquisitions, other business combinations or other transactions that may be announced or that may occur after the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and allowing investors and others to get a better understanding of our operating environment. Goldcorp does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are included in this document, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Goldcorp Inc.