REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced the pricing of its sale of EUR 1.25 billion of 2.250% Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") and EUR 750 million of 3.125% Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes"). The offering is expected to settle on July 10, 2013.
The 2021 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 2.250% per year and the 2025 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 3.125% per year. Interest will be payable annually on January 10 for the 2021 Notes, commencing on January 10, 2014, and on July 10 for the 2025 Notes, commencing on July 10, 2014.
Oracle intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include stock repurchases, payment of cash dividends on its common stock and future acquisitions.
BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc are as acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering of these securities is made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting: BNP Paribas, Attention: Fixed Income Syndicate, 10 Harewood Ave, London NW1 6AA, United Kingdom, Telephone: +44 20 7595 8222; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, at Winchester House, 1 Great Winchester Street, London EC2N 2DB, Telephone: (800) 503-4611, Email: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; or The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Attention: Fixed Income Syndicate, 135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3UR, United Kingdom, Telephone: +44 20 7085 4673.
The notes are being offered pursuant to an automatically effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2013.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
In relation to each Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each a 'relevant member state') these securities will only be offered (i) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive (ii) to fewer than 100, or if the relevant member state has implemented the relevant provision of the 2010 PD Amending Directive, 150 natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive) as permitted under the Prospectus Directive, subject to obtaining the prior consent of the relevant dealer or dealers nominated by Oracle for any such offer or (iii) in circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive provided that no offer of these securities shall require Oracle or any of BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and the Royal Bank of Scotland plc to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive. The expression 'Prospectus Directive' means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State and the expression '2010 PD Amending Directive' means Directive 2010/73/EU.
This press release may only be distributed to, and is only directed at, persons in the United Kingdom (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended, or the Order, (ii) who fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order or (iii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). These securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons.
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