MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced a public debt offering of C$350 million 2.8% Notes due 2025, C$400 million 3.95% Notes due 2045, and C$100 million 4.0% Notes due 2065. CN expects to close the offering on Sept. 22, 2015, 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 in Canada under an effective shelf prospectus CN filed on Dec. 3, 2013.
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CN transports more than 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.
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