MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI)
announced today a public debt offering of C$250 million 2.75% Notes due
2021. CN expects to close the offering on Feb. 18, 2014, subject to
customary closing conditions.
CN plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate
purposes, including the redemption and refinancing of outstanding
indebtedness, and share repurchases.
The debt offering is being made under an effective shelf prospectus CN
filed on Dec. 3, 2013. The joint book-running managers of the debt
offering are BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital
Inc., and TD Securities. The co-managers of the debt offering are
Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc., BNP Paribas (Canada) Securities
Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Wells Fargo Securities Canada,
Desjardins Capital Markets, and HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any
sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
CN transports approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a
wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to
manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning
Canada and mid-America. CN - Canadian National Railway Company, along
with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports
of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and
Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton,
Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior,
Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
Certain information included in this news release is "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and under Canadian securities laws. CN
cautions that, by their nature, these forward-looking statements
involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The Company cautions that
its assumptions may not materialize and that current economic
conditions render such assumptions, although reasonable at the time
they were made, subject to greater uncertainty. Such forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the
actual results or performance of the Company or the rail industry to be
materially different from the outlook or any future results or
performance implied by such statements.
Important risk factors that could affect the forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic and
business conditions, industry competition, inflation, currency and
interest rate fluctuations, changes in fuel prices, legislative and/or
regulatory developments, compliance with environmental laws and
regulations, actions by regulators, various events which could disrupt
operations, including natural events such as severe weather, droughts,
floods and earthquakes, labor negotiations and disruptions,
environmental claims, uncertainties of investigations, proceedings or
other types of claims and litigation, risks and liabilities arising
from derailments, and other risks detailed from time to time in reports
filed by CN with securities regulators in Canada and the United States.
Reference should be made to "Management's Discussion and Analysis" in
CN's annual and interim reports, Annual Information Form and Form 40-F
filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators, available on CN's
website, for a summary of major risks.
CN assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements
to reflect future events, changes in circumstances, or changes in
beliefs, unless required by applicable Canadian securities laws. In the
event CN does update any forward-looking statement, no inference should
be made that CN will make additional updates with respect to that
statement, related matters, or any other forward-looking statement.
For further information:
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Vice-President, Investor Relations