Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) (“Ciena”) today announced that it has priced a private offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Senior Notes due 2030 (the “Notes”). The sale of the Notes is expected to close on January 18, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. The Notes will be guaranteed by certain of Ciena’s direct and indirect existing and future domestic subsidiaries.
Interest on the Notes will be payable semi-annually in arrears on each January 31 and July 31, commencing on July 31, 2022. The Notes will mature on January 31, 2030, unless repurchased or redeemed in accordance with their terms prior to such date. Ciena intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes for general corporate purposes.
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or related guarantees, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the Notes or related guarantees in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offer and sale of the Notes and related guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
The Notes and related guarantees will be offered and sold only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.
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