Georgia-Pacific Prices $500 Million Senior Notes Offering
Press release from the issuing company
ATLANTA, May 22 -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. priced its $500 million senior notes offering, consisting of $350 million of 7.375 percent senior notes due 2008 and $150 million of 8 percent senior notes due 2014. The 8 percent senior notes due 2014 will be callable at the company's option beginning in 2008. The company expects to close the offering on or about June 3, 2003. Georgia-Pacific intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.
These senior notes were offered in an unregistered offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933. The senior notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or the securities laws of any state, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or outside the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws. Georgia-Pacific intends to offer to exchange the unregistered senior notes for substantially identical registered senior notes following the completion of the offering.
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