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Takeda Pharmaceutical (TSE: 4502) announces that it has today entered into a term loan credit agreement for an aggregate principal amount of up to 7.5 billion USD with leading global financial institutions including J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, MUFG Bank and Mizuho Bank. As quoted in the press release: The proceeds from …

Takeda Pharmaceutical (TSE: 4502) announces that it has today entered into a term loan credit agreement for an aggregate principal amount of up to 7.5 billion USD with leading global financial institutions including J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, MUFG Bank and Mizuho Bank.

As quoted in the press release:

The proceeds from the Term Loan Credit Agreement, which was heavily subscribed and is the largest syndication in Asia to date, will be used to fund a portion of Takeda’s cash consideration for its recommended offer for Shire plc, while also reducing commitments under the bridge facility agreement entered in connection with the proposed acquisition on May 8, 2018 (the “Bridge Credit Agreement”). The transaction with Shire plc is subject to shareholder votes from Takeda and Shire plc shareholders.

“We are pleased to have secured the term loan facility with backing from leading global financial institutions, which enables us to successfully de-risk a substantial portion of our bridge facility as we continue to make progress toward completing our proposed acquisition of Shire,” said Costa Saroukos, chief financial officer of Takeda. “This agreement supports our intention to maintain our well-established dividend policy and investment grade rating following closing of the transaction. The heavy demand to participate in the agreement – exceeding our financing need of 7.5 billion USD – reflects a strong vote-of-confidence from these leading global financial institutions in Takeda and our strategy to continue generating value for our investors.”

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