TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2012) -
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Sherritt International Corporation ("Sherritt" or the "Corporation") (TSX:S) today announced the pricing of its previously announced offering of 8-year Senior Unsecured Debentures. The Debentures will be in an aggregate principal amount of $500 million, will bear interest at a rate of 7.50 % per annum and will mature on September 24, 2020. The offering is expected to close on September 24, 2012. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund the redemption of all of the $225 million outstanding principal amount of Sherritt's 8.25% Senior Unsecured Debentures Series B due October 24, 2014, including the applicable make-whole premium, and the remainder for general corporate purposes.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration and qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Sherritt is a world leader in the mining and refining of nickel from lateritic ores with projects and operations in Canada, Cuba, Indonesia and Madagascar. The Corporation is the largest coal producer in Canada and is the largest independent energy producer in Cuba, with extensive oil and power operations across the island. Sherritt licenses its proprietary technologies and provides metallurgical services to mining and refining operations worldwide. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "S".
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