Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), a leading home and security products company, today announced that on March 22, 2022, it priced a registered public offering of $900 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes consisting of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% senior unsecured notes maturing in 2032 and $450 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% senior unsecured notes maturing in 2052. Net of interest rate hedges that the Company put in place in anticipation of the offering, the weighted-average interest rate will be approximately 3.950%.
“Our solid business model and track record of performance have supported strong investment grades from all three rating agencies,” said Patrick Hallinan, chief financial officer, Fortune Brands. “Demand for our offering was strong and was initially over-subscribed by more than four times our targeted capital raise. With the proceeds of this bond issuance, we will pay down a portion of our existing term loan, and we will now have increased flexibility to invest for growth, both organically and inorganically.”
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the notes offering to pay down a portion of its current term loan and for general corporate purposes. The offering closed on March 25, 2022. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes described herein or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of these notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Fortune Brands
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, IL., is a Fortune 500 company, part of the S&P 500 Index and a leader in the home products industry. With trusted brands and market leadership positions in each of its three operating segments, Plumbing, Outdoors & Security, and Cabinets, Fortune Brands’ 28,000 associates work with a purpose to fulfill the dreams of home.
The Company’s growing portfolio of complementary businesses and innovative brands include Moen and the House of Rohl within the Global Plumbing Group; outdoor living and security products from Therma-Tru, LARSON, Fiberon, Master Lock and SentrySafe; and MasterBrand Cabinets’ wide-ranging offerings from Mantra, Diamond, Omega and many more. Visit www.FBHS.com to learn more about FBHS, its brands and how the Company is accelerating its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.
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