CMS Energy Corp.issued $300 million worth of debt, the net proceeds of which will help the companyredeem its 6.55% senior notes that are due in 2017.
The new senior notes offer a 3% coupon and mature May 15, 2026,according to a free writing prospectus dated May 2. The notes offer a spread tothe Treasury benchmark of 120 basis points and will make interest payments semiannuallystarting Nov. 15 of this year.
The company has $250 million of the 6.55% notes outstanding.
Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan SecuritiesLLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC and Wells Fargo Securities LLC acted as joint book-runningmanagers of the issuance, while Comerica Securities Inc. and PNC Capital MarketsLLC served as co-managers.