HONG KONG, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced on April 25, 2018 (New York time) the pricing of an offering of US$ 1,450,000,000 aggregate principal amount of guaranteed notes. The offering consists of US$450,000,000 of 3.750% guaranteed notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes") and US$1,000,000,000 of 4.375% guaranteed notes due 2028 (the "2028 Notes"). The 2023 Notes and 2028 Notes (collectively, the "Notes") will be issued by CNOOC Finance (2015) U.S.A. LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company formed in Delaware, U.S.A. The Notes will be guaranteed by the Company.
The net proceeds from this offering are expected to be approximately US$1,437,504,000. The proceeds are intended to be used in part to repay all or part of certain outstanding borrowings of our wholly-owned subsidiary Nexen Energy Capital Management U.S.A. Inc. and the remaining proceeds from this offering, if any, will be used for general corporate purpose.
Application has been made to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited for listing of, and permission to deal in, the Notes by way of debt issue to professional investors only. Listing of the Notes on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited is not to be taken as an indication of the merits of the Notes, the Company or CNOOC Finance (2015) U.S.A. LLC.
Bank of China Limited (中国银行股份有限公司), BOCI Asia Limited (中银国际亚洲有限公司), Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are the joint global coordinators, joint lead managers and joint bookrunners for the offering. ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Natixis Securities Americas LLC and Société Générale are the joint bookrunners for the offering.
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