Sherritt Announces Pricing of Offering of Senior Unsecured Debentures
October 18, 2007 at 17:11 PM EDT
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2007) -
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Sherritt International Corporation ("Sherritt")(TSX:S) announced today the pricing of its previously announced offering of senior unsecured debentures. The debentures will be in an aggregate principal amount of $225 million, will bear interest at a rate of 8.25% per annum and will mature on October 24, 2014. The offering is expected to close on October 24, 2007. Sherritt intends to use the proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes.
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Sherritt International Corporation is a diversified resource company involved in the production of thermal coal, nickel, cobalt, oil and gas and electricity. Sherritt's success is built on utilizing innovative technologies and the breadth of its financial and operational expertise to increase productivity and profitability. Sherritt continues to explore opportunities to grow its $3.8 billion asset base through expansion of its existing businesses and strategic acquisitions. Sherritt's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "S".
In addition to its significant nickel production, Sherritt operates and owns 41.2% of Royal Utilities Income Fund, the largest thermal coal producer in Canada. Sherritt currently produces over 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 376 megawatts of power generation capacity.
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