LAVAL, Quebec, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announced today that it has launched an offering of approximately $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes (the "Notes"). The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used (i) to finance the redemption of all of the outstanding 6.875% Senior Notes due 2018 issued by the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, (ii) to repay all or a portion of the amounts drawn under the Company's revolving credit facility, and (iii) for general corporate purposes, including acquisitions. Concurrently with the pricing of the offering, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International intends to irrevocably call for redemption the remaining approximately $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.875% Senior Notes due 2018.
The Notes will be guaranteed by each of the Company's subsidiaries that is a guarantor of the Company's senior secured credit facilities.
The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes will be offered in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been and will not be qualified for sale to the public by prospectus under applicable Canadian securities laws and, accordingly, any offer and sale of the securities in Canada will be made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus requirements of such securities laws.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities 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.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, eye health, neurology, and branded generics. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at www.valeant.com.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information and "Safe Harbor" Statement
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our financing plans and the use of proceeds of the proposed offering, including the proposed redemption of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's 6.875% Senior Notes due 2018. Forward-looking statements may generally be identified by the use of the words "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "should," "could," "would," "may," "will," "believes," "estimates," "potential," "target," or "continue" and variations or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in our most recent annual and quarterly reports and detailed from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators, which risks and uncertainties are incorporated herein by reference. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect actual outcomes, except as required by law.
Laurie W. Little
SOURCE Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.