First Quantum Minerals $2.2 billion 7.25% and 7.5% high yield issues

High-yield bond/note issue

$ 2.2 billion




  • Mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals has made a $2.2 billion high yield issue.
  • The offering consisted of $1.1 billion 7.5% notes due 2023 and $1.1 billion 7.25% notes due 2025.
  • First Quantum concurrently offered to purchase $350 million of its notes due 2019 and $1.1 billion of its notes due 2020.
  • The proceeds will be used for a variety of purposes, including for refinancing and for the notes repurchases.
  • The initial purchasers were BNP Paribas, Barclays, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, ING, RBC Capital Markets, Société Générale, Standard Chartered, Natixis, Nedbank and Rand Merchant Bank.

Kurt Stumpo - Journalist

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