NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies has filed a prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to offer $750 million in senior notes.

The firm said that of these notes, $500 million will mature in September 2015 and will bear an annual interest rate of 5.5 percent, while $250 million will mature in September 2012 with an annual interest rate of 4.45 percent.

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