NYSE: FCX 14.35 +0.11 +0.77% Volume: 6,136,288 November 24, 2017

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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Redemption of Two Series of Senior Notes

11/09/17

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that notices have been issued to redeem on December 11, 2017, $617 million aggregate principal amount of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) and Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC (FMOG) senior notes. In accordance with the terms of respective indentures governing the notes, the notes will be redeemed at the redemption prices set forth in the table below, together with accrued and unpaid interest on the notes redeemed to, but not including, the redemption date.

 

 

Senior Notes

         

Principal Amount

Outstanding

(in millions)

   

Redemption

Price*

   

Redemption Cost*

(in millions)

FCX 6.50% due 2020           $552.1     $101.875     $562.5
FMOG 6.50% due 2020           $64.9       $101.625       $66.0  
Total           $617.0               $628.5  

* Excludes accrued and unpaid interest

 

The aggregate cash interest cost savings would approximate $40 million per annum. FCX expects to record a gain to net income of approximately $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 in connection with the redemptions. On November 9, 2017, U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee for the FCX senior notes, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee for the FMOG senior notes, distributed to the registered note holders written notice of the terms of these redemptions.

At September 30, 2017, FCX had $14.8 billion in total debt and consolidated cash of $5.0 billion. Following these note redemptions and the November 14, 2017, repayment at maturity of FCX’s 2.30% Senior Notes, FCX’s total debt would approximate $13.4 billion.

FCX is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.

FCX’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde operation in South America. Additional information about FCX is available on FCX’s website at fcx.com.

Source: Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Financial Contacts:

Kathleen L. Quirk, 602-366-8016

David P. Joint, 504-582-4203

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Media Contact:

Eric E. Kinneberg, 602-366-7994

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