Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) announced the pricing of its public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.375% Notes due 2017 at an issue price of 99.455% and $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.800% Notes due 2022 at an issue price of 99.750%.
The offering is expected to close on September 24, 2012. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The company said it intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering to redeem all of its outstanding 2.000% notes due May 20, 2013, to finance its acquisition of a majority stake in K2 Advisors Holdings LLC and the remainder for general corporate purposes.
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