Merrill Lynch Canada Launches $2B MTN Programme

Merrill Lynch Canada Finance Company, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., completed the re-establishment of its $2 billion medium term note programme. The notes are guaranteed by Merrill Lynch & Co. and are rated “AA-” or the equivalent thereof. The base shelf prospectus was filed on May 10, 2002.
Representing Merrill Lynch in-house were Lynn Korbak, counsel and corporate secretary, Mark Dickerson, secretary, and Ian Kearsey, all in Canada, and Andrew Quigley, assistant corporate secretary, Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York; and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP with a team composed of Patricia Olasker, Alana McPhee and Ryan Voegeli (corporate securities) and Ronald Wilson (tax). R.J. Ruble and Mark Tibaldi (tax) and Mark Wiltshire (securities) of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood were U.S. counsel to Merrill Lynch.
The dealer group, led by Merrill Lynch Canada, was represented by McMillan Binch, with a team including Robert Scavone, Jennifer Parkin and Elana Lyons (corporate securities) and David Wentzell (tax).