On July 28, 2008, Caterpillar Financial Services Limited, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., filed a base shelf prospectus in all of the provinces of Canada to renew its medium-term note program by qualifying the issuance of an aggregate principal amount of up to $1.5 billion of medium-term notes. The notes will be guaranteed by Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.
The proceeds from any issuance of notes are expected to be added to the general funds of Caterpillar Financial Services Limited and be employed for general corporate purposes of Caterpillar Financial Services Limited and its affiliated companies. The notes may be sold through a syndicate of dealers led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc.
Caterpillar Financial Services Limited was represented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team that included Ernest McNee, Markus Viirland, Matthew Merkley and Richard Turner (securities) and Bryan Bailey (tax). The Blakes team worked under the guidance of Davis G. Reese, senior corporate counsel, and Bryon Koepke, corporate counsel, of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, and CFSL finance manager Dawn Eglitis of Caterpillar Financial Services Limited.
The dealers were represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team that included Steven Smith, Michael Innes, Jasmine Lew and David Forrest (corporate/securities) and Julie Colden (tax).