Methanex Corporation

Methanex Corporation

February 21, 2012 16:54 ET

Methanex Announces Sale of US$250 Million of 10 Year Notes

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - Methanex Corporation (TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH)(SANTIAGO:METHANEX) announced today that it has priced an offering of senior unsecured notes. Methanex will issue US$250 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due March 1, 2022. The notes were issued at a price of 99.615% of the aggregate principal amount, with an effective yield to maturity of 5.300%. The offering is expected to close on or about February 28, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.

Methanex expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for any one or more of debt repayments, working capital or other general corporate purposes.

BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and RBS Securities Inc. acted as joint book-running managers of the offering, with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and CIBC World Markets Corp. acting as co-managers. The notes are being offered via an underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement in the United States, and in Canada on a private placement basis.

A copy of the final prospectus supplement (and accompanying base shelf prospectus) may be obtained by calling BNP Paribas Securities Corp. at 1-800-854-5674 or RBS Securities Inc. at 1-866-884-2071. You may also get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at or SEDAR on the Canadian Securities Administrators website at

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any province or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under the securities laws of any such province or jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information under applicable British Columbia securities law. The forward-looking statements in this news release include statements concerning the expected net proceeds from the offering of the notes, the intended use of proceeds and the closing of the proposed notes, including the timing thereof.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Methanex to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, risks relating to conditions in financial markets and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Methanex's reports filed with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain of these risks are described in more detail in the annual information form of Methanex and in its public filings with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements only speak as of the date of this press release and Methanex does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets. Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol "MX"; on the NASDAQ Global Market in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH"; and on the Foreign Securities Market of the Santiago Stock Exchange in Chile under the trading symbol "Methanex".

Contact Information

  • Jason Chesko
    Director, Investor Relations
    Methanex Corporation
    604-661-2600 or Toll Free: 1 800 661 8851