15 October 2012

Smiths Group plc closes US$400m bond offering

Smiths Group plc today announces that it has closed a US$400 million dollar-denominated bond offering ("the Notes") following its launch on 5 October 2012. The Notes have a 10-year maturity and were priced at a fixed coupon of 3.625%.

Smiths Group will use the net proceeds from the Notes for general corporate purposes and to repay certain existing indebtedness of the Company.