NiSource Issues $500 Million of Long-Term Notes

Oct 10, 2013, 10:42 ET from NiSource Inc.

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today announced that its finance subsidiary, NiSource Finance Corp., completed the sale of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.65% Notes due February 1, 2045 in an underwritten public offering. NiSource will fully and unconditionally guarantee NiSource Finance's obligations under the Notes.

NiSource Finance intends to use the net proceeds of this issuance to repay short-term borrowings under its commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes.

Citigroup, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Wells Fargo Securities acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. BBVA, BNP PARIBAS and Mizuho Securities acted as senior co-managers. Fifth Third Securities, Inc., Huntington Investment Company and PNC Capital Markets LLC acted as co-managers.

On October 1, 2013, NiSource closed on an amendment to increase its revolving credit facility by $500 million to $2 billion. That facility also was extended by an additional 16 months to September 2018.

About NiSource NiSource Inc., based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Information about NiSource and its subsidiaries is available via the Internet at NI-F

Forward-Looking Statements This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, plans, belief or current expectations of NiSource and its management. Although NiSource believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its goals will be achieved. Readers are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and that actual results could differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the matters set forth in the "Risk Factors" section and the Note regarding forward-looking statements in NiSource's 2012 Form 10-K and subsequent filings on Form 10-Q, many of which are risks beyond the control of NiSource. NiSource expressly disclaims a duty to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release.

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