Lockheed Martin Announces Completion of Debt Repurchase Offers
BETHESDA, MD, 20-AUG-03 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today announced the completion of its offers to repurchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 7.25% Notes due May 15, 2006 and the 8.375% Debentures due June 15, 2024, originally issued by Loral Corporation. The offers commenced on Thursday, August 7, 2003, and expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Thursday, August 14, 2003. As of the expiration of the offers, assuming proper settlement of all transactions, Lockheed Martin had repurchased $538 million of the 7.25% Notes and $183 million of the 8.375% Debentures, representing approximately 72% and 46% of the aggregate outstanding principal amounts, respectively.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities acted as dealer managers. Morrow & Co. acted as information agent.
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