Juniper Networks Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) (“Juniper”), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, has priced an underwritten public offering of $500 million of 3.750% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “2029 Notes”). The offering is expected to close on August 26, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The 2029 Notes were issued at 99.951% of par value, bear interest at an annual rate of 3.750% and will mature on August 15, 2029.
Juniper estimates that the net proceeds of the sale of the 2029 Notes, after deducting the underwriter discount and estimated offering expenses payable by Juniper, will be approximately $495.3 million. Juniper expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the 2029 Notes, together with cash on hand, to purchase all of its outstanding 3.300% Senior Notes due 2020 and 4.600% Senior Notes due 2021 (collectively, the “Existing Notes”) that are accepted for purchase pursuant to a tender offer announced by Juniper on August 19, 2019. To the extent that any of the outstanding Existing Notes are not tendered and accepted in the tender offer, Juniper expects to redeem all such Existing Notes remaining outstanding after the tender offer is completed.
Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Mizuho Securities and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering of the 2029 Notes was made under an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering of the 2029 Notes will be filed with the SEC and may be obtained at no cost by visiting the EDGAR database on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering of the 2029 Notes may be obtained, when available, by contacting Barclays at (888) 603-5847 (toll-free), BofA Merrill Lynch at (800) 294-1322 (toll-free) or Citigroup at (800) 831-9146 (toll-free).
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the 2029 Notes or any other securities (including, without limitation, any notes subject to the tender offer announced on August 19, 2019) and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intended use of the proceeds from and expected closing date of the 2029 Notes offering. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. We use words like “intend,” “will,” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including general economic and political conditions globally or regionally; risks related to the offering of the 2029 Notes; and those additional risks and factors discussed in reports filed with the SEC by us from time to time, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recently filed reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.
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