ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, announced today the pricing of its senior notes offering of:
This offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is expected to close May 21, 2009, subject to customary conditions. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated are acting as active joint book-running managers for the offering.
Beckman Coulter expects to use the net proceeds from this offering of approximately $495 million to finance a portion of the acquisition price for the diagnostic systems portion of Olympus Corporation's Life Science business and for general corporate purposes. Pending the application of the net proceeds, Beckman Coulter plans to invest the net proceeds in U.S. government obligations, bank deposits or in other secure, short-term investments.
Certain statements in this news release may be deemed to include forward-looking statements, such as statements that relate to this offering and whether Beckman Coulter will consummate this offering. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phras
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