NEW YORK – Agilent Technologies announced today that it has priced an underwritten, registered public offering of a series of its senior notes, in an aggregate principal amount of $500 million.
In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the notes will mature in September 2029 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 2.750 percent. The offering is expected to close on Sep. 16, and Agilent is expecting net proceeds of approximately $492.8 million.
The company plans to use the funds from the offering, as well as cash on hand, to redeem its outstanding 5.00 percent senior notes due 2020.
Barclays Capital, JP Morgan Securities, and MUFG Securities Americas are acting as joint book-running managers.
Agilent's shares were up a fraction of 1 percent to $73.90 in Friday morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.