AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) today announced that it priced $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.50% Senior Notes due November 15, 2021 in an underwritten registered public offering. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement AmerisourceBergen filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 30, 2009, as amended on November 4, 2009, December 1, 2010 and November 3, 2011. The offering is expected to close on November 14, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions. AmerisourceBergen intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes.
The joint book-running managers for the offering are J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Earlier today, AmerisourceBergen filed a preliminary prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus with the SEC in connection with the offering of the senior notes. Copies of these materials can be made available by contacting: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attention: High Grade Syndicate Desk, or by telephone at 1-212-834-4533; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at 100 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at 1-800-294-1322; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 1525 West W. T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, or by telephone at 1-800-326-5897. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus are also available on the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the senior notes, nor shall there be any sale of the senior notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.