NEW YORK, June 17 /CNW/ -- Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI; TSX: TRI; LSE:
TRIL; Nasdaq: TRIN), the world's leading source of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals, today announced the offering of US$1.75 billion
of notes. The notes are being issued by Thomson Reuters Corporation and will
be unconditionally guaranteed by Thomson Reuters PLC.
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The offering includes US$750 million of 5.95% notes due 2013 and US$1
billion of 6.50% notes due 2018.
The offering is expected to close on June 20, 2008, subject to customary
closing conditions. Thomson Reuters intends to use the net proceeds to repay
borrowings under its bridge credit facility related to the cash portion of the
Reuters acquisition consideration. Barclays Capital Inc., Greenwich Capital
Markets, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co.
Incorporated are the joint book-running managers for the offering.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities in any jurisdiction in
which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. A shelf registration
statement for the offering was previously declared effective by the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The public offering of these
securities in the United States will be made only by means of the prospectus
supplement and an accompanying base prospectus, a copy of which may be
obtained, when available, from Barclays Capital Inc. (phone 1.888.227.2275,
ext. 2663); from Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc. (phone 1.866.884.2071), J.P.
Morgan Securities Inc. (phone 1.212.834.4533 - collect) or Morgan Stanley &
Co. Incorporated (phone 1.866.718.1649).
The securities will not be qualified for sale under the securities laws
of Canada or any province or territory of Canada and may not be offered or
sold, directly or indirectly, in Canada or to any resident of Canada in
contravention of the securities laws of any province or territory of Canada.
This communication is directed solely at persons who (i) are outside the
United Kingdom or (ii) are investment professionals within the meaning of
article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial
Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order") or (iii) are persons
falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Financial Promotion Order or
(iv) is a person to whom such communication may otherwise lawfully be made
(all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). This
communication must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not
relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this
communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be
engaged in only with relevant persons.
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Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results
This news release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
certain assumptions and reflect Thomson Reuters current expectations.
Forward-looking statements are those that are not historical facts and include
Thomson Reuters expectations about the offering. There can be no assurance
that the offering will be completed. Forward-looking statements are subject to
a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events
to differ materially from current expectations. Some of the factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations are
discussed in materials filed by Thomson Reuters Corporation and Thomson
Reuters PLC from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Thomson
Reuters disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law, rule or
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