NextEra Energy, Inc. (ticker: NEE, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
FPL Announces Sale of $600 Million of First Mortgage Bonds
JUNO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2002--Florida Power &
Light Company today announced the sale of $600 million principal
amount of first mortgage bonds consisting of $400 million of 10-year
bonds bearing interest at 4.85 percent per year and maturing on Feb.
1, 2013, and $200 million of 30-year bonds bearing interest at 5.85
percent per year and maturing on Feb. 1, 2033.
The 10-year first mortgage bonds will be offered to the public at
100 percent of par to yield 4.85 percent when held to maturity. The
30-year first mortgage bonds will be offered to the public at 99.769
percent of par to yield 5.867 percent when held to maturity. Net
proceeds from the sale will be added to FPL's general funds and are
expected to be used to repay short-term borrowings, including the
commercial paper issued to fund the redemption on Dec. 9, 2002, of
$524,550,000 aggregate principal amount of its first mortgage bonds,
and for other corporate purposes.
The sale was underwritten by a group that includes J.P. Morgan
Securities, Inc. and Salomon Smith Barney Inc., as lead managers. The
co-managers are Banc of America Securities LLC, Wachovia Securities,
Inc., Banc One Capital Markets, Inc., Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner &
Smith Incorporated., and SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc. A prospectus
relating to these first mortgage bonds may be obtained from the
Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL
Group, Inc. (NYSE:FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient
and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products
and services. Florida Power & Light Company serves approximately 4
million customer accounts in Florida.
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||Florida Power & Light Company, Juno Beach
||Corporate Communications Dept.
||Bill Swank, 305/552-3888
||Media Line: 305/552-3888