SAIC Prices $750 Million Senior Notes

Dec 13, 2010, 16:59 ET from SAIC

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAIC, Inc. (NYSE: SAI) today announced the pricing of its sale of $450 million of 4.450% Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes") and $300 million of 5.950% Notes due 2040 (the "2040 Notes" and together with the 2020 Notes, the "Notes").  The offering is expected to settle on Dec. 20, 2010.

The 2020 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 4.450% per year and the 2040 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 5.950% per year.  Interest will be payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 for each of the 2020 Notes and the 2040 Notes, commencing on June 1, 2011.

SAIC intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.  SAIC currently expects to use approximately $300 million of the net proceeds to repurchase additional shares of common stock to offset the impact on earnings per share for fiscal 2012 from the additional interest expense associated with the Notes.  The actual amount of common stock repurchased will depend on market conditions and may be less than or greater than the amount currently expected as determined by the board of directors.

The Notes will be guaranteed by SAIC's wholly-owned subsidiary, Science Applications International Corporation. The Notes and the related guarantees are being offered by the initial purchasers only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or, outside the United States, to persons other than "U.S. persons" in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and the related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, registration requirements.  

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any sales of securities mentioned in this press release in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

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All information in this release is as of December 13, 2010. SAIC expressly disclaims any duty to update the forward-looking statement provided in this release to reflect subsequent events, actual results or changes in the company's expectations. SAIC also disclaims any duty to comment upon or correct information that may be contained in reports published by investment analysts or others.


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