Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Completes Bond Offering

On January 13, 2005, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH) completed an offering in the amount of $150 million of 5.552 per cent series A senior unsecured bonds due December 21, 2011. The offering was undertaken on a private placement basis to accredited investors in Canada. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc. acted as agents for the offering.

RBH was represented by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP with a team that consisted of Dean Blain, Hilda Wong, Kathleen Ritchie and D’Arcy Doherty. The agents were represented by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP with a team that consisted of Peter Murphy, Leslie Johnson, Jane Dietrich and Gennady Ferenbok.