Boise, Idaho, USA, 16 October 2009 – Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ), a leading manufacturer of packaging products and papers, announced today that Boise Paper Holdings, L.L.C. and Boise Finance Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of Boise Inc., are proposing to jointly issue USD 300 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2017 in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Boise intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to retire a portion of the existing term loan indebtedness under Boise Paper Holdings' senior secured credit facilities, repurchase Boise's unsecured subordinated promissory notes, and pay related fees and expenses.
The notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and, outside the United States, only to non-U.S. investors pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from registration requirements or a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any state securities laws.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. manufactures packaging products and papers, including corrugated containers, containerboard, label, release, and flexible packaging papers; imaging papers for the office and home; printing and converting papers; newsprint; and market pulp. The company has approximately 4100 employees. For more information, visit www.BoiseInc.com.