ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced that it has priced $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.500% senior notes due 2024 (the “Notes”). AES intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, as well as, if necessary, other available funds, to fund concurrent tender offers to purchase for cash certain series of AES’s outstanding senior notes and to pay certain related fees and expenses. If any net proceeds from the offering remain after completion of the tender offers, AES intends to use such proceeds to retire certain outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. The closing of the offering of the Notes is expected to occur, subject to certain customary conditions, on March 7, 2014.
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. An effective shelf registration statement related to the Notes has previously been filed by AES with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering and sale of the Notes are being made only by means of a prospectus supplement dated March 4, 2014 and an accompanying base prospectus dated February 27, 2013 related to the offering, copies of which may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, by calling 1-866-471-2526 or by emailing email@example.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc. c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by calling 1-800-831-9146, or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Prospectus Delivery Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 or by calling 1-800-221-1037.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 21 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 22,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2013 revenues were $16 billion and we own and manage $40 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
Safe Harbor Disclosure
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the expected closing date of the offering of the Notes and our intended use of proceeds and anticipated use of our shelf registration statement, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as our continued eligibility to use the shelf registration statement, general economic conditions and other risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of future results, but instead constitute AES’s current expectations based on reasonable assumptions.
Actual results could differ materially from those projected in our forward-looking statements due to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Important factors that could affect actual results are discussed in the prospectus supplement related to the offering and AES’s filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, the risks discussed under Item 1A “Risk Factors” and Item 7 “Management’s Discussion & Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in AES’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Readers are encouraged to read AES’s filings to learn more about the risk factors associated with AES’s business. AES undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Anyone who desires a copy of AES’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K dated February 26, 2014 may obtain a copy (excluding Exhibits) without charge by addressing a request to the Office of the Corporate Secretary, The AES Corporation, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Exhibits also may be requested, but a charge equal to the reproduction cost thereof will be made.