LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, an additional $250 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.75 percent Senior Notes due 2025 (the “additional notes”) in a private placement transaction pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
IHS Markit has previously issued $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.75 percent Senior Notes due 2025 (the “existing notes”) under an indenture, dated February 9, 2017 among IHS Markit, the guarantors party thereto and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee. The additional notes will have identical terms to the existing notes other than their date of issue and their initial price to the public and will be treated as a single series under the indenture and be fungible with, and have the same CUSIP/ISIN numbers as, the existing notes for U.S. federal income tax purposes, except that the additional notes sold pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act will initially be subject to restrictions on transfer and will initially trade separately under different CUSIP/ISIN numbers until at least 40 days after the issue date of the additional notes. After the 40th day following such date, certain transfer restrictions with respect to the additional notes sold pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act will terminate and such additional notes will become fungible with, and will be mandatorily exchanged to have the same CUSIP/ISIN numbers as, the existing notes sold pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.
IHS Markit intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of indebtedness or share repurchases pursuant to its previously announced share repurchase authorization.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
The additional notes are being offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in the United States in reliance on Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The additional 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 or to U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
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About IHS Markit
IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
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