NEW YORK & WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) IFF (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF) (TASE:IFF) and DuPont (NYSE:DD) announced Wednesday that Nutrition & Biosciences, Inc. (“N&B”) has priced an offering of $6.25 billion of senior unsecured notes, comprised of the following tranches (collectively, the “Notes”): $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 0.697% Senior Notes due 2022; $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.230% Senior Notes due 2025; $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.832% Senior Notes due 2027; $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.300% Senior Notes due 2030; $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.268% Senior Notes due 2040; and $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.468% Senior Notes due 2050.
The Notes are to be issued in a private offering exempt from registration in accordance with Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The sale of the Notes is expected to be completed on or about September 16, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
Prior to the intended merger of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences business with IFF, N&B will make a special cash payment of $7.3 billion to DuPont, which N&B plans to finance with the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with borrowings under its existing Term Loan facilities. Following the payment, N&B will separate from DuPont and merge with a subsidiary of IFF with N&B surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of IFF. Upon the consummation of the merger, IFF will initially guarantee the Notes and, subsequently, has the option to assume the N&B obligations.
The Notes are being offered only (1) to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance upon Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (2) outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from registration requirements under the Securities Act or any state securities laws.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor does it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.