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|December 13, 2012 5:45 p.m.|
|Teva Announces Pricing of $2.0 Billion of Senior Notes|
- Proceeds to be used for repayment of existing debt -
The notes will be sold at a price of
"We are very satisfied with the outcome of our debt offering, which was executed to repay existing debt in line with our recently announced new strategy," stated Eyal Desheh, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Teva. "The success of this offering demonstrates the continued confidence that fixed-income investors have in Teva".
Teva intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay the approximately
These securities are being offered pursuant to Teva's effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the
Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained from
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the above described securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities law of any such state.
In connection with the issue of the notes, one or more of the underwriters (or persons acting on behalf of any of the underwriters) may over-allot notes or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market prices of the notes at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that such underwriters (or persons acting on behalf of any such underwriter) will undertake stabilization action. Such stabilizing, if commenced, may be discontinued at any time and, if begun, must be brought to an end after a limited period. Any stabilization action or overallotment must be conducted by the relevant underwriter (or persons acting on behalf of such underwriter) in accordance with all applicable laws and rules.
Teva’s Safe Harbor Statement under the
This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to: our ability to develop and commercialize additional pharmaceutical products, competition from the introduction of competing generic equivalents and the impact of increased governmental pricing pressures, the effects of competition on revenues of our innovative products, especially Copaxone® (including competition from innovative orally-administered alternatives, as well as from potential generic equivalents), potential liability for revenues of generic products prior to a final resolution of outstanding patent litigation, including that relating to the generic version of Protonix®, the extent to which we may obtain U.S. market exclusivity for certain of our new generic products, the extent to which any manufacturing or quality control problems damage our reputation for high quality production and require costly remediation, our ability to identify, consummate and successfully integrate acquisitions (including the acquisition of Cephalon), our ability to achieve expected results through our innovative R&D efforts, dependence on the effectiveness of our patents and other protections for innovative products, intense competition in our specialty pharmaceutical businesses, uncertainties surrounding the legislative and regulatory pathway for the registration and approval of biotechnology-based products, our potential exposure to product liability claims to the extent not covered by insurance, any failures to comply with the complex