GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of €500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.250% Senior Notes due 2025. The Senior Notes were priced at 99.917% of their principal amount. The offering is expected to close on March 3, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
Avery Dennison intends to use approximately €200 million of the net proceeds from the offering to repay commercial paper borrowings that it used to finance a portion of its acquisition of the European business of Mactac in August 2016, and the remainder for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of other indebtedness, including its 6.625% Guaranteed Notes due 2017, acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Hanita Coatings and Yongle Tape Company, capital expenditures, working capital and other corporate purposes.
The joint book-running managers for this offering are HSBC Bank plc, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Merrill Lynch International, with MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Standard Chartered Bank, Mizuho International plc, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited and Wells Fargo Securities International Limited as co-managers.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement (containing a prospectus) that has been filed with the SEC. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may also be obtained by calling HSBC Bank plc toll free at (866) 811-8049, J.P. Morgan Securities plc collect at +44 (0)207-134-2468 or Merrill Lynch International collect at +44 (0)207-995-3966.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016.
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