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CNOOC Limited Announces Pricing of Guaranteed Notes Offering

Time:2018-04-26 Size:[ Large Medium Small ]

On April 26, 2018, CNOOC Limited announced on April 25, 2018 (New York time) the pricing of an offering of US$ 1,450,000,000 aggregate principal amount of guaranteed notes. The offering consists of US$450,000,000 of 3.750% guaranteed notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and US$1,000,000,000 of 4.375% guaranteed notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”). The 2023 Notes and 2028 Notes (collectively, the “Notes”) will be issued by CNOOC Finance (2015) U.S.A. LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the company formed in Delaware, U.S.A. The Notes will be guaranteed by the company.

The net proceeds from this offering are expected to be approximately US$1,437,504,000. The proceeds are intended to be used in part to repay all or part of certain outstanding borrowings of our wholly-owned subsidiary Nexen Energy Capital Management U.S.A. Inc. and the remaining proceeds from this offering, if any, will be used for general corporate purpose.

Application has been made to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited for listing of, and permission to deal in, the Notes by way of debt issue to professional investors only. Listing of the Notes on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited is not to be taken as an indication of the merits of the Notes, the company or CNOOC Finance (2015) U.S.A. LLC.

Bank of China Limited (中国银行股份有限公司), BOCI Asia Limited (中银国际亚洲有限公司), Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are the joint global coordinators, joint lead managers and joint bookrunners for the offering. ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Natixis Securities Americas LLC and Société Générale are the joint bookrunners for the offering.

The offering of the Notes is made pursuant to the company’s shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-224357) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “US SEC”) on April 20, 2018. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus have been filed with the US SEC in connection with this offering. The offering may only be made by means of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-800-831-9146; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Eleven Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-221-1037; Prospectus Department, Goldman Sachs & Co, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526 / 1-212-902-9316; HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, telephone: 1-866-811-8049; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Facsimile: +1 212 834 6081, Attn: Investment Grade Finance; Mizuho Americas, 320 Park Avenue – 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, telephone: 1-212-209-9300; Natixis Securities Americas LLC, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; or SG Americas Securities, LLC, 245 Park Avenue New York, NY 10167, telephone: 1-855-881-2018.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes, nor will there be any sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as not available to retail in EEA. 


About CNOOC Limited

CNOOC Limited is the largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world. CNOOC Limited mainly engages in exploration, development, production and sale of crude oil and natural gas.

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