Bombardier Inc. today announced that it has successfully closed its issuance of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of its new Senior Notes. The issuance is comprised of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of Bombardier’s Senior Notes due 2022, which carry a coupon of 5.750% per annum and were sold at par. These new Senior Notes have a maturity date of March 15, 2022. Bombardier intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to finance the repayment and retirement at maturity of Bombardier’s 6.75% Notes due May 1, 2012 and for general corporate purposes.
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The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under, or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of, the Securities Act. The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be qualified for sale to the public under applicable securities laws in Canada and, accordingly, any offer and sale of the securities in Canada were made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus requirements of such securities laws.
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A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, were $18.3 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
| Isabelle Rondeau
| Shirley Chénier
Senior Director, Investor Relations