NYSE Euronext Raises $850 Million in First U.S. Bond Since 2008

NYSE Euronext, the biggest U.S. exchange operator, issued $850 million of five-year securities in its first dollar-denominated bond sale in more than four years.

The company sold the 2 percent debt to yield 145 basis points more than similar-maturity Treasuries, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

NYSE Euronext intends to use proceeds from the sale to purchase or retire all of its $750 million of 4.8 percent securities due in June, New York-based NYSE said today in a regulatory filing. Funds may also be used to buy as much as 250 million euros ($323 million) of its 5.375 percent notes maturing in 2015, the company said.

The debt may be rated A3 by Moody’s Investors Service, according to a person familiar with the transaction, who asked not to be identified, citing lack of authorization to speak publicly.

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