Olam International increases 7-Year Bond Issue by $US 100 million to raise a total of $US 500 million

According to the Press Release, “Olam International Limited (“Olam” or the “Company”), a leading global, integrated supply chain manager of agricultural products and food ingredients, today announced that after the successful launch of Convertible Bonds to raise US$400 million on 2 September 2009, it has increased the issue size of its recently launched 6.00 per cent. convertible bonds due 2016 by an additional US$100 million, bringing the total issue size to US$500 million.

Olam had previously granted the Joint Lead Managers an upsize option for the issue of up to an additional US$100 million in principal amount of convertible bonds (“Upsize Option”).

The Joint Lead Managers have today exercised the option for the full US$100 million. The exercise of the Upsize Option will provide Olam with additional funds to realize the Company’s recently announced six year strategy, and further term out its debt profile. The entire US$100 million in convertible bonds, pursuant to the Upsize Option, will be placed by the Joint Lead Managers (“Placement”) to Breedens Investments Pte Ltd (“Breedens”), a substantial shareholder of Olam and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd, which marks its second investment in Olam in the last three months.”

read more: Olam Press Release



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