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CF Industries Prices Senior Notes Offering
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
CF Industries Prices Senior Notes Offering15:01 EDT Tuesday, April 20, 2010 DEERFIELD, Ill. (Business Wire) -- CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) announced today that its subsidiary CF Industries, Inc. has successfully priced a $1.6 billion public offering of senior notes, comprising $800 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2018 at an issue price of 100% of the principal amount of such notes and $800 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% senior notes due 2020 at an issue price of 100% of the principal amount of such notes. CF Industries will pay interest on the notes semi-annually on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning on November 1, 2010. The senior notes will be guaranteed by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries. CF Industries intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of senior notes to repay outstanding borrowings under its $1.75 billion senior secured bridge facility and, to the extent of any net proceeds in excess of the amount required to fully repay borrowings under the senior secured bridge facility, to repay outstanding borrowings under its $2.0 billion senior secured term loan facility. The senior secured bridge facility and senior secured term loan facility were used to fund cash requirements relating to CF Industries' acquisition of Terra Industries Inc. The senior notes offering is expected to close on April 23, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated is the sole book-running manager and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. is the senior co-manager in the senior notes offering. The offering was made pursuant to CF Industries Inc.'s effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Investors should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for more complete information about CF Industries and the offering. These documents can be obtained from: Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 (1-866-718-1649, email address: email@example.com); and from Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Attention: Capital Markets Group, 1633 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10019, (1-877-649-6848). This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, CF Industries Inc.'s senior notes or any other securities of CF Industries and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. About CF Industries CF Industries Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is the holding company for the operations of CF Industries, Inc. CF Industries is a global leader in nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, serving both agricultural and industrial customers. CF Industries operates world-class nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complexes in the central United States and Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes fertilizer products through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests in KEYTRADE AG, a global fertilizer trading organization headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland; GrowHow UK Limited, a fertilizer manufacturer in the United Kingdom; and an ammonia facility in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Additional information on CF Industries is found on the company's website at www.cfindustries.com. 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