Dallas, Texas, USA, 27 January 2011 - Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced the pricing of a USD 700 million senior note offering. Kimberly-Clark intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including but not limited to purchasing shares of company common stock pursuant to publicly announced share repurchase programs, funding of pension plans, and redeeming outstanding commercial paper.
The offering was comprised of USD 250 million of 10-year notes due 01 March 2021, and USD 450 million of 30-year notes due 01 March 2041. The 10-year notes were priced at 99.148% of the principal amount to yield 3.978%. The 30-year notes were priced at 99.132% of the principal amount to yield 5.358%.
The joint book-running managers for the offering are Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC.
A copy of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement may be obtained by calling Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll-free at 1-877-858-5407, Goldman, Sachs & Co. toll-free at 1-866-471-2526, or Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated toll-free at 1-866-718-1649.
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