NiSource Issues $750 Million in Two Series of Long-Term Notes
MERRILLVILLE, Ind., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today announced that its finance subsidiary, NiSource Finance Corp., completed the sale of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 3.85% Notes due February 15, 2023, and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Notes due February 15, 2043, in an underwritten public offering. NiSource will fully and unconditionally guarantee NiSource Finance's obligations under the Notes.
NiSource Finance intends to use the net proceeds of this issuance to repay short-term borrowings and for general corporate purposes.
BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Mizuho Securities USA Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. acted as senior co-managers. Bank of New York Mellon, Fifth Third Securities, Inc. and The Huntington Investment Company acted as co-managers.
NiSource Inc., based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Information about NiSource and its subsidiaries is available via the Internet at www.nisource.com.
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, plans, belief or current expectations of NiSource and its management. Although NiSource believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its goals will be achieved. Readers are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and that actual results could differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the matters set forth in the "Risk Factors" Section and the Note regarding forward-looking statements in NiSource's 2011 Form 10-K and subsequent filings on Form 10-Q, many of which are risks beyond the control of NiSource. NiSource expressly disclaims a duty to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release.
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