MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) announced today that its finance subsidiary, NiSource Finance Corp., has completed the previously announced sale of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.490% Notes due 2027 and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.375% Notes due 2047 in an underwritten public offering. NiSource will fully and unconditionally guarantee NiSource Finance's obligations under the notes.
NiSource Finance intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to fund the purchase price for its previously announced tender offers to purchase up to $1,095 million aggregate principal amount of four series of its outstanding notes and to use the balance to finance capital expenditures and for general corporate purposes.
Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The tender offers are being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated May 11, 2017 (the "Offer to Purchase"), which sets forth a comprehensive description of the terms of the offers. NiSource Finance intends to fund the purchase price of the notes accepted in the offers with a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of long-term debt securities in a public offering announced separately today.
NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers across seven states through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. Based in Merrillville, Indiana, as of December 31, 2016, NiSource had approximately 8,000 employees. NI-F
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