Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters in connection with Ford Motor Credit Company’s offering of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes, consisting of $250 million of floating rate notes due November 2, 2020, $1 billion of 2.343% notes due November 2, 2020 and $750 million of 3.815% notes due November 2, 2027.
Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA, Morgan Stanley & Co. and RBC Capital Markets acted as joint book-running managers in connection with the offering.
Ford Motor Credit Company is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, one of the world’s largest producers of cars and trucks. Ford Credit offers a wide variety of automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers throughout the world. The predominant share of Ford Credit’s business consists of financing Ford and Lincoln vehicles and supporting Ford’s dealers.
The net proceeds from the sale of the securities will be added to the general funds of Ford Credit and will be available for the purchase of receivables, for loans and for use in connection with the retirement of debt.
The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partners Lisa Jacobs and Lona Nallengara; and associates Robert Giannattasio and Erika Khalek (all New York–Capital Markets). Other Shearman & Sterling lawyers involved in the transaction were partner Douglas McFayden (New York–Tax) and associate Adam Sternberg (New York–Tax).