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Monsanto issues debt to fund accelerated share buyback

3:18 PM MDT | June 27, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Monsanto today announced it issuing $4.5 billion in senior bonds in several tranches, with a variety of maturity dates and interest rates. The largest tranche is worth $1 billion, will mature in 2044, and carry an interest rate of 4.4%. The remaining tranches consist of four $500 million tranches, due in 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2013, with interest rates of 1.15%, 2.215%, 2.75%, and 4.2%, respectively; and two $750 million tranches, due in 2024 and 2064, with interest rates of 3.375% and 4.7%, respectively. Monsanto is also issuing up to $1.2 billion in new...

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