Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced completion of an offering of $660 million in gross proceeds (less applicable fees and expenses), through the issuance and sale in a private placement of Trust Convertible Preferred Securities. The amount raised includes $550 million in gross proceeds which was previously closed and an additional $110 million in gross proceeds which was closed yesterday upon exercise of the underwriters' over allotment option.
The Securities carry an interest rate of 5.75 percent and are convertible into shares of Common Stock of Qualcomm at $72.66 per share at any time at the option of the holder beginning 60 days following the closing of the offering, subject to certain terms and conditions. The Securities represent an undivided beneficial interest in Qualcomm Financial Trust I, a Delaware Business Trust formed by Qualcomm.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar' low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
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