NOVA Chemicals Corporation Announces Pricing of Private Offering of $500 Million of Senior Notes due 2023

Calgary, Alberta (July 16, 2013) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of the previously announced private offering of $500 million of senior notes due 2023. The senior notes will have an interest rate of 5.25% per annum and are being issued at a price of 100% of their face value. The closing of the offering of the senior notes is expected to occur on July 30, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to purchase any and all of its outstanding its 8.375% Senior Notes due 2016 that are tendered pursuant to a cash tender offer and consent solicitation also announced today and to pay related transaction fees and expenses. The remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, the repurchase, redemption or other acquisition of any notes not tendered in the tender offer.   

The senior notes will be issued in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements provided by Rule 144A and Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). None of the senior notes have been registered under the Securities Act or the laws of any state of other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. 

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security, nor will there be any sale of any security in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state other jurisdiction.


About NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding NOVA Chemicals’ proposed offering of senior notes. By their nature, forward-looking statements require NOVA Chemicals to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Some of the risks that could affect NOVA Chemicals’ future results are detailed in the publicly filed disclosure documents of NOVA Chemicals. NOVA Chemicals’ forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. In addition, the forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this news release, and except as required by applicable law, NOVA Chemicals undertakes no obligation to publicly update the forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise.