LabCorp Announces Proposed Sale Of Senior Notes
BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LabCorp® (NYSE: LH) announced today that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior notes that are expected to be issued in two tranches (the “Notes”). The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations and will rank equally with LabCorp’s existing and future senior unsecured debt.
LabCorp intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering for general corporate purposes, including the repayment at maturity of its outstanding 2.20% Senior Notes due August 23, 2017.
The joint book-running managers for the offering are Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. The offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement may be obtained from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated by calling toll-free 1-800-294-1322 or from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC by calling toll-free 1-800-645-3751.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering of these securities may be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported net revenues of nearly $9.5 billion for 2016 through the contributions of 52,000 employees in approximately 60 countries. To learn more about LabCorp, visit www.labcorp.com, and to learn more about Covance Drug Development, visit www.covance.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including with respect to estimated 2017 guidance and the impact of various factors on operating and financial results. Each of the forward-looking statements is subject to change based on various important factors, including without limitation, competitive actions in the marketplace, and adverse actions of governmental and other third-party payers. Actual results could differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements. The Company has no obligation to provide any updates to these forward-looking statements even if its expectations change. Further information on potential factors that could affect operating and financial results is included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and subsequent Forms 10-Q, including in each case under the heading risk factors, and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with a review of the Company’s filings with the SEC including the information in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and subsequent Forms 10-Q, under the heading MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
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