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Celgene Corporation (CELG) Prices $2.5 Billion Of Senior Unsecured Notes


5/7/2014 6:45:37 AM

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Celgene Prices $2.5 Billion of Senior Unsecured Notes

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the successful pricing of three series of senior unsecured notes for an aggregate principal amount of $2,500 million. Of these notes, $500 million will mature in 2019 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 2.250 percent; $1,000 million will mature in 2024 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 3.625 percent and $1,000 million will mature in 2044 and will bear interest at an annual rate of 4.625 percent. The 2.250 percent notes due 2019, the 3.625 percent notes due 2024 and the 4.625 percent notes due in 2044 were priced to yield 2.303 percent, 3.666 percent and 4.647 percent, respectively.

Celgene expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, further development of Celgene’s clinical and pre-clinical programs, capital expenditures, general corporate development activities, meeting working capital needs, share repurchases of Celgene’s common stock and repayment of some or all of Celgene’s outstanding commercial paper. The offering is expected to close on May 15, 2014.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which is filed as part of Celgene’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-191998), may be obtained from any of the joint book-running managers by calling Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at 1-800-294-1322, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at 1-800-221-1037, Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 1-866-471-2526, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1-866-718-1649.

An electronic copy of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

The notes are being offered pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-191998) that Celgene previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such jurisdiction. The offering of the notes will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus.

About Celgene

Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are generally statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "plans," "will," “outlook” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current plans, estimates, assumptions and projections, and speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in light of new information or future events, except as otherwise required by law. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond our control. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of the impact of a number of factors, many of which are discussed in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts

Celgene Corporation
Jacqualyn A. Fouse, PhD, 908-673-9956
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
or
Patrick E. Flanigan III, 908-673-9969
VP, Investor Relations

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