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Kroger seeking to raise $750M in debt offering

Ohio-based supermarket chain The Kroger Co. is looking to raise $750 million through a bond offering, according to a prospectus filed Jan. 6.

The offering will comprise 3.950% senior notes due Jan. 15, 2050.

The company intends to use the proceeds to refinance existing debt and for other general corporate purposes.

BofA Securities Inc., Mizuho Securities USA LLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Fifth Third Securities Inc. and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering.

BNY Mellon Capital Markets LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Santander Investment Securities Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc., Wells Fargo Securities LLC and CastleOak Securities LP will act as co-managers.

The proposed offering was rated BBB by S&P Global Ratings and Baa1 by Moody's.