AbbVie Announces Launch of Private Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

Originally posted on Abbvie.com

AbbVie Inc. announced today that it has launched a private offering (the “Offering”) of senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”).

The Offering is being conducted in connection with AbbVie’s previously announced acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of Allergan plc (“Allergan”). AbbVie expects to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund a portion of the aggregate cash consideration due to Allergan shareholders in connection with the Acquisition and to pay related fees and expenses, with any remaining net proceeds being used for general corporate purposes. Consummation of the Offering is subject to market and other conditions.

The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), any state securities laws or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or for the benefit of U.S. persons, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities or blue sky laws. Accordingly, the Notes are being offered in the United States only to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers,” as that term is defined under Rule 144A of the Securities Act, or outside the United States to non-“U.S. persons” in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

A confidential offering memorandum for the Offering of the Notes, dated as of today, is being made available to such eligible persons. The Offering is being conducted in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in such confidential offering memorandum.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, the Notes or any other security. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.