Falconbridge Completes US$250M Note Offering

On June 5, 2002, Falconbridge Limited completed an offering of US$250 million principal amount of 7.35 per cent notes due June 5, 2012 in the U.S. under the Canada/U.S. multijurisdictional disclosure system. The syndicate of underwriters was led by Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., and included Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and Trilon International Inc.

Representing Falconbridge were in-house counsel Jeff Snow and Julia Sievwright, assisted by McCarthy T├ętrault LLP as Canadian counsel, with a team that included Garth Girvan, Jonathan Grant, Frank DeLuca and Martha Hundert (corporate/securities), Jim Morand (tax) and Doug Thomson (environmental). Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was U.S. counsel to Falconbridge, with a team that included Kenneth Blackman, Stuart Gelfond, Angela Grinstead, C.B. Richardson, III, Sarah Warren and Stephen Charest (corporate/securities), Joe Calto (tax) and Donna Mussio (environmental).

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented the underwriters in Canada, with a team that included Steven Smith, Greg Wylie, Katy Waugh and Matthew Graham. Shearman & Sterling in Toronto was U.S. counsel to the underwriters, with a team that included Brice Voran, Jason Lehner, Stephen Centa and Jonathan Wisebrod.

Lawyer(s)

Martha R. Hundert Steven W. Smith Jason Lehner Matthew Graham Jonathan R. Grant Donna Mussio Frank A. DeLuca John G. Kelly Garth (Gary) M. Girvan Katy M. Waugh Sarah F. Warren Gregory R. Wylie Kenneth R. Blackman Stephen Centa Doug Thomson Jonathan Wisebrod Stuart H. Gelfond Joseph Calto James G. Morand

Firm(s)

McCarthy Tétrault LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP