BOSTON -- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, announced today that the Company has entered into a note purchase agreement with a select group of institutional investors for a private placement financing. Upon completing the transaction, PAREXEL will receive gross proceeds of $100 million from the sale of the notes with a seven year bullet maturity and a 3.11 % coupon. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and US Bancorp Investments, Inc. served as placement agents. The draw-down of the funds will take place on July 25, 2013.
Proceeds from the private placement are projected to be utilized for paying down outstanding debt under the Company's revolving credit facility. The terms of the note purchase agreement permit the proceeds to also be used for working capital purposes, stock repurchase financing, debt refinancing, and for general corporate purposes including the financing of acquisitions.
"This private placement will provide PAREXEL with longer term funding at a low cost. It enables the Company to have additional financing flexibility, and will allow us to further expand our business," stated Josef von Rickenbach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company. The securities offered and sold in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration, or an applicable exemption from registration under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
About the Company
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, includingmedical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 78 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and had approximately 14,400 employees as of April 30, 2013. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
PAREXEL and Perceptive Informatics are registered trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation or its affiliates.
This release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding future results and events, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's expected financial results, future growth and customer demand. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "appears," "estimates," "projects," "will," "would," "could," "should," "targets," and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual future results and actual events may differ significantly from those suggested or indicated in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Important factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, risks associated with actual operating performance; actual expense savings and other operating improvements resulting from recent and anticipated restructurings; the loss, modification, or delay of contracts which would, among other things, adversely impact the Company's recognition of revenue included in backlog; the Company's dependence on certain industries and clients; the Company's ability to win new business, manage growth and costs, and attract and retain employees; the Company's ability to complete additional acquisitions and to integrate newly acquired businesses or enter into new lines of business; the impact on the Company's business of government regulation of the drug, medical device and biotechnology industry; consolidation within the pharmaceutical industry and competition within the biopharmaceutical services industry; the potential for significant liability to clients and third parties; the potential adverse impact of health care reform; and the effects of exchange rate fluctuations and other international economic, political, and other risks. Such factors and others are discussed more fully in the section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as filed with the SEC onMay 6, 2013, which "Risk Factors" discussion is incorporated by reference in this press release. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates or views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.