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Rogers Communications announces concurrent separate Canadian and US public offerings in the aggregate amount of US$2 billion

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Rogers Communications Inc. announced concurrent separate Canadian and U.S. public offerings in the aggregate amount of $2 billion, consisting of $250 million floating rate senior notes due 2017, $400 million senior notes due 2019 and $600 million senior notes due 2024 offered in Canada and US$750 million senior notes due 2044 offered in the U.S. The net proceeds of these public offerings will be used as partial funding for the "beachfront property" - 20 year licenses for two contiguous, paired blocks of lower band spectrum. Owning this spectrum across virtually all key geographic markets in Canada will allow Rogers to enhance network coverage and a provide better mobile video experience. Rogers Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications and media company, and Canada’s largest wireless provider. In respect of British Columbia matters, Rogers Communications Inc. was advised by a Fasken Martineau team that included Don Dalik, Lata Casciano, Georald Ingborg, and Kareen Zimmer (M&A, Corporate Finance).

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