On May 26, 2009, Rogers Communications Inc. closed its public offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.80 per cent Senior Notes due 2016. The Senior Notes were issued by Rogers and guaranteed by two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Rogers Wireless Partnership and Rogers Cable Communications Inc.
The offering was made in each of the provinces of Canada through a syndicate of agents. Rogers intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of outstanding debt under Rogers's bank credit facility.
Rogers was represented by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP with a team comprised of Shawn McReynolds, David Wilson, Sonny Bhalla, Greg Harnish and Mark O'Brien (corporate and securities) and Paul Lamarre (tax).
The agents were represented by a team from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP that included Steven Smith, Michael Innes and Rosalind Hunter (corporate and securities), Patrick Marley (tax) and Phil Rogers (regulatory).