Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the pricing of a sustainability bond of $1,000,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 1.750% senior notes due 2031.
The closing of the offering is expected to occur on August 18, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Pfizer intends to use the net proceeds to finance or refinance, in whole or in part as follows: research and development expenses related to COVID-19 vaccine research and development, capital expenditures in connection with the manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and other projects of Pfizer or any of its subsidiaries that have environmental and/or social benefits.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
This offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus and a related preliminary prospectus supplement filed by Pfizer with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and the related preliminary prospectus supplement, the registration statement and other documents that Pfizer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Pfizer and this offering.
Copies of the prospectus supplement and related prospectuses for this offering can be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll-free at (800) 831-9146, from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, toll-free at (866) 471-2526; from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, toll-free at (866) 803-9204, and from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, toll-free at (866) 718-1649.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, including the Notes. There shall not be any sale of the securities described herein in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
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In particular, forward-looking information in this press release includes statements relating to specific future actions and effects, including, among others, Pfizer’s efforts to respond to COVID-19, including its development of a vaccine to help prevent COVID-19.
A list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in Pfizer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results”, as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, and in the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering, in each case including in the section thereof captioned “Risk Factors.” You should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, you should not consider any such list to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties.
We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized. Achievement of anticipated results is subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions. Should known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could vary materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected. You should bear this in mind as you consider forward-looking statements, and you are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law or by the rules and regulations of the SEC. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports and our other filings with the SEC.