is offering $4.5 billionin four tranches of notes,
The offeringincludes $700 million in 1.625% notes due 2022, $1.4 billion in 2.350% Notes Due2027, $1.0 billion in 3.20% notes due 2036 and $1.4 billion in 3.40% notes due 2046,according to a prospectus document filed July 12.
The companyplans to use the net proceeds to fund its planned$3.8 billion acquisitionof DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.,and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
CitigroupGlobal Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., BarclaysCapital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. and SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc. areserving as joint book-running managers for the offering. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner& Smith Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC,Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBC Capital MarketsLLC, TD Securities (USA) LLC, Wells Fargo Securities LLC, Commerz Markets LLC, DNBMarkets Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc., Lloyds SecuritiesInc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Allen & Co. LLC and Evercore Group LLC areacting as co-managers.