NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced the pricing of a public offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The Notes priced at par and will bear interest at a per annum rate of 3.875%. The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of CIT and will not be guaranteed by any of CIT’s subsidiaries. CIT expects the offering to close on or about February 19, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. CIT plans to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes.
CIT has filed a shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering of the Notes. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus supplement and prospectus in that registration statement and other documents CIT has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about CIT and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s Web site at sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained free of charge by contacting: Morgan Stanley, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, 866-718-1649 or via email at email@example.com.
The Joint Book-Running Managers for the offering are BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplements or the shelf registration statement or prospectus.
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $35 billion in financing and leasing assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lending, factoring, retail and equipment finance, as well as aerospace, equipment and rail leasing. CIT operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), its primary bank subsidiary, which, through its Internet bank BankOnCIT.com, offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. cit.com
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CIT MEDIA RELATIONS:
C. Curtis Ritter, 973-740-5390
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Matt Klein, 973-597-2020
Vice President, Media Relations
CIT INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Barbara Callahan, 973-740-5058
Senior Vice President