West Fraser Timber completes $300m offering

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. completed a private offering of US$300 million Senior Notes. The offering involved a syndicate of joint book-running managers consisting of J.P. Morgan, TD Securities and RBC Capital Markets and co-managers consisting of BMO Capital Markets, CIBC and Scotia-bank. The proceeds of the offering were used to repay West Fraser’s US$300 million notes issued in 2004 which matured on October 15, 2014.

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. was represented by McMillan LLP, with a team that included Tom Theodorakis, Stephen Wortley, Mike Taylor, Daniel Lau, Grant Wong, Alice Lin, Adam Kline, Kosta Kostic and Eugene Chen (capital markets); Graham Matthews and Navnit Duhra (banking and finance); Peter Botz and Christine Man (tax) and Allie Ketcham (due diligence).

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. was also represented by Shearman & Sterling LLP with a team that included Jason Lehner, Kevin Roggow and Drew Valentine (capital markets); and Larry Crouch and Ryan Bray (tax); in respect of US securities matters.

J.P. Morgan and the other members of the syndicate for the offering were represented by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, in New York, with a team that included Richard Drucker, Jon Shields, Jennifer Ying Lan (capital markets); and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, in Vancouver, with a team that included Bob Wooder, Steve McKoen, and Mary Bartle (securities) and Kevin Zimka (tax).