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Form 6-K ASTRAZENECA PLC For: Feb 22

February 22, 2024 9:20 AM EST
FORM 6-K
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
Report of Foreign Issuer
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
For the month of February 2024
 
Commission File Number: 001-11960
 
AstraZeneca PLC
 
1 Francis Crick Avenue
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge CB2 0AA
United Kingdom
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
 
Form 20-F X Form 40-F __
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ______
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
Yes __ No X
 
If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the Registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-_____________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
 
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
1.
AstraZeneca prices a $5bn bond offering
 
 
22 February 2024 07:00 GMT
 
AstraZeneca prices a $5bn bond offering
 
AstraZeneca PLC ("AstraZeneca") announces that its wholly owned subsidiary AstraZeneca Finance LLC, priced a four tranche global bond offering totalling $5bn on 21 February 2024. The offering is expected to close on 26 February 2024, subject to customary closing conditions. The transaction, which is a global offering registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), consists of the following four tranches:
Notes issued by AstraZeneca Finance LLC and fully and unconditionally guaranteed by AstraZeneca
 
 $1.25bn of fixed rate notes with a coupon of 4.80%, maturing 26 February 2027;
 
 $1.25bn of fixed rate notes with a coupon of 4.85%, maturing 26 February 2029;
 
 $1.00bn of fixed rate notes with a coupon of 4.90%, maturing 26 February 2031; and
 
 $1.50bn of fixed rate notes with a coupon of 5.00%, maturing 26 February 2034.
 
AstraZeneca expects to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the refinancing of existing indebtedness.
 
Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as joint book-running managers on the transaction. In addition, and in line with our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity, four inclusive and diverse firms acted as underwriters on the transaction: Blaylock Van, LLC, Cabrera Capital Markets LLC, C.L. King & Associates, Inc. and Stern Brothers & Co.
 
The notes will be issued under AstraZeneca's effective shelf registration statement on Form F-3, which AstraZeneca and AstraZeneca Finance LLC filed with the SEC on 24 May 2021. The offering is being made solely by means of the prospectus contained within that shelf registration statement, along with a prospectus supplement forming part of the effective registration statement, which investors should read.
 
A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering can be obtained by contacting Barclays Capital Inc. by telephone at +1-888-603-5847; Citigroup Global Markets Inc. by telephone at +1-800-831-9146; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. toll-free at +1-800-503-4611; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at +1-212-834-4533. Readers may also download these documents for free by visiting the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system on the SEC website at www.sec.gov
 
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
 
The bond issuance does not impact AstraZeneca's financial guidance for 2024. 
 
AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of prescription medicines in Oncology, Rare Diseases, and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
 
Contacts
For details on how to contact the Investor Relations Team, please click here. For Media contacts, click here.
 
Adrian Kemp
Company Secretary
AstraZeneca PLC
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
 
 
Date: 22 February 2024
 
 
By: /s/ Adrian Kemp
 
Name: Adrian Kemp
 
Title: Company Secretary


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