LAVAL, Quebec, April 12, 2018 /CNW/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Valeant, will redeem $150 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.375% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2020 (the "Notes"), using cash on hand, on May 14, 2018 and issued today an irrevocable notice of redemption for the Notes. The Notes were originally issued in 2012. Once the Notes have been redeemed, Valeant's total long-term debt will be approximately $25.4 billion.
"Due to strong operational cash flow, we are able to further reduce our debt," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant. "As part of our ongoing transformation, we will continue to pay down our debt and invest in our core businesses for growth."
On April 12, 2018, a copy of the irrevocable notice of redemption with respect to the Notes was issued to record holders of the Notes. Payment of the redemption price and surrender of the Notes for redemption will be made through the facilities of the Depository Trust Company in accordance with the applicable procedures of the Depository Trust Company. The name and address of the paying agent are as follows: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. c/o The Bank of New York Mellon; 111 Sanders Creek Parkway, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057; Attn: Redemption Unit; Tel: 800-254-2826.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.
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