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Sarasota, Florida, May 30, 2013 … Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced today the pricing of its public offering of $800 million of 2.050% Notes due 2018 (the “notes”). The offering is expected to close, subject to customary closing conditions, on June 6, 2013.
The notes will bear interest at the rate of 2.050% per year. Interest on the notes will be payable semi-annually on April 1 and October 1 of each year, beginning October 1, 2013. The notes will mature on October 1, 2018.
Roper intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to repay borrowings under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. are serving as co-managers for the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, and only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement dated May 30, 2013 and accompanying prospectus dated November 15, 2012. Full details of the offering, including a description of the notes and certain risk factors related to the notes, are contained in the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Copies of these documents may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk- 3rd Floor, telephone: 212-834-4533; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-294-1322, e-mail: email@example.com; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, telephone: 1-800-326-5897, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadbridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-888-603-5847, email: email@example.com.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes or any other securities, nor will there be any sale of the notes or any other securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
About Roper Industries
Roper Industries is a diversified growth company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including software information networks, medical, water, energy, and transportation.
The information provided in this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to the public offering of the notes and intended use of net proceeds of the offering. Forward-looking statements may be indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipate," "estimate," "plans," "expects," "projects," "should," "will," "believes" or "intends" and similar words and phrases. These statements reflect management's current beliefs and are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks related to market and other general economic conditions, whether we will be able to satisfy the conditions required to close the sale of the notes and our anticipated use of net proceeds from the sale of the notes. Important risks may be discussed in current and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.