E-Malt.com News article: USA: Constellation Brands prices offering of senior notes
Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, announced on May 2 that it priced the public offering (the “offering”) of $1.85 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $550.0 million of 3.60% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “2024 notes”) for a public offering price of 99.941% of the principal amount of the 2024 notes, (ii) $600.0 million of 4.35% Senior Notes due 2027 (the “2027 notes”) for a public offering price of 99.942% of the principal amount of the 2027 notes, and (iii) $700.0 million of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2032 (the “2032 notes”) for a public offering price of 99.638% of the principal amount of the 2032 notes (the 2024 notes, the 2027 notes, and the 2032 notes, collectively, the “notes”). The notes will be senior obligations that rank equally with all of Constellation’s other senior unsecured indebtedness.
Closing of the offering is expected to occur on May 9, 2022. Constellation intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the concurrent series of cash tender offers for any and all of its outstanding (i) 3.20% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “3.20% notes”), of which $600.0 million aggregate principal amount is outstanding, and (ii) 4.25% Senior Notes due 2023 (together with the 3.20% notes, the “2023 notes”), of which $1,050.0 million aggregate principal amount is outstanding, and redeem prior to maturity any amounts of the 2023 notes remaining outstanding following the consummation of the tender offers. In the event that the tender offers and the 2023 notes redemptions are not consummated, or the net proceeds from the offering are otherwise in excess of the amount needed to fund the tender offers and the 2023 notes redemptions, Constellation intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital, funding capital expenditures, retirement of debt, and other business opportunities.
BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as the joint book-running managers of the offering. The notes are being offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained by contacting BofA Securities.
04 May, 2022