FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2015
The Woodlands, TX
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has completed its previously announced €300 million offering of 4.25% Senior Notes due 2025 through its wholly owned subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC.
Huntsman intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to redeem a portion of its 8.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2021 and pay associated accrued interest. In connection with this transaction, Huntsman expects to incur charges of approximately $21 million related to the early extinguishment of debt in the second quarter of 2015.
Kimo Esplin, Executive Vice President and CFO, stated, "We continue to lower the cost of borrowing with the issuance of these Euro notes. Our annual interest expense will decrease by approximately $11 million. In addition, denominating more of our debt in Euro currency will reduce our net long Euro cash flow position.”
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2014 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 16,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.