INDIANAPOLIS — SimonGroup LP, the partnership subsidiary of locally based Simon Property Group Inc., has completed the sale of $750 million of 6.375% senior unsecured notes due Nov. 15, 2007.
All securities in this offering are rated Baal by Moody’s Investors Service, a subsidiary of-based Moody’s Corp., and BBB by Standard & Poor’s. The net proceeds from the offering initially will be used to reduce the outstanding balance of Simon’s $1.25 billion unsecured credit facility. Ultimately, the company also plans to retire mortgage indebtedness on six wholly owned properties and to retire $250 million of 9% bonds that mature in early 2002.
Priced on Oct. 23, the transaction was underwritten by San Francisco-based Banc of America Securities LLC and New York-based Salomon Smith Barney as joint lead managers. New York-based Credit Suisse First Boston, New York-based J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Switzerland-based UBS Warburg were co-managers in the.