El Paso Corp. (ticker: EP, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
El Paso Corporation Announces Pricing of Public Offering of $375 Million of 6.875% Senior Notes Due 2014 and $900 Million of 7.000% Senior Notes Due 2017
HOUSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP)
(El Paso or the Company), announced today that it has priced its public
offering of $375 million of senior notes due June 15, 2014, with a coupon of
6.875 percent and $900 million of senior notes due June 15, 2017, with a
coupon of 7.000 percent. El Paso expects closing to occur on June 18, 2007.
The notes are being offered under El Paso's shelf registration statement.
Net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $1.256 billion. El
Paso plans to use the net proceeds of the notes to fund the purchase by El
Paso's subsidiary, El Paso Exploration & Production Company (EPEP), of any and
all of EPEP's $1.2 billion outstanding principal amount of its 7 3/4 percent
Senior Notes due 2013 tendered in the previously announced tender offer for
Upon issuance, the notes will be senior unsecured obligations of El Paso
and will rank equally in right of payment with other existing and future
unsecured senior indebtedness of El Paso. The notes will not be guaranteed by
any of El Paso's subsidiaries or unconsolidated affiliates.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related
prospectus supplement, a copy of which may be obtained from Deutsche Bank
Securities Inc. at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, (800) 503-4611.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of any offer to buy such securities, nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
any such state.
El Paso Corporation provides natural gas and related energy products in a
safe, efficient, and dependable manner. El Paso Corporation owns North
America's largest natural gas pipeline system and one of North America's
largest independent natural gas producers.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking
statements are based on assumptions that El Paso believes to be reasonable.
However, actual results almost always vary from assumed facts and the
differences can be material, depending upon the circumstances. As a result,
you should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The
words "believe," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate" and similar expressions
will generally identify forward-looking statements. All of El Paso's forward-
looking statements, whether written or oral, are expressly qualified by these
cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements that may accompany
such forward-looking statements. In addition, El Paso disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this release.
With this in mind, you should consider the risks discussed under the
caption "Risk Factors" in the offering memorandum, El Paso's Annual and
Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in the other documents El Paso
files with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made
by El Paso or on El Paso's behalf.
SOURCE El Paso Corporation
CONTACT: Investor and Public Relations, Bruce Connery, Vice President,
+1-713-420-5855, Fax, +1-713-420-4417, or Media Relations, Bill Baerg,
Manager, +1-713-420-2906, Fax, 713-420-4417, both for El Paso Corporation
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