Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 April 2009 -- Georgia-Pacific LLC today announced that it plans to issue USD 600 million aggregate principal amount of senior guaranteed notes due 2016 in a private offering. The notes will be guaranteed by certain domestic subsidiaries of Georgia-Pacific on a senior unsecured basis.
Georgia-Pacific intends to use the cash proceeds of the offering, together with cash on hand, for general corporate purposes, including repayment of amounts outstanding under its domestic accounts receivable securitization facility or its revolving credit facility and payment of fees and expenses incurred in connection with the offering.
The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. The offering will be made only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, and related chemicals. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. For more information, visit www.gp.com.