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Santee Cooper announces refunding bond sale
Published Friday, August 19, 2011 11:29 AM
MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—The Board of Directors of Santee Cooper approved the sale of $288,515,000 in refunding bonds, with a present value savings of $22.6 million, in a telephonic board meeting today.

The 2011Refunding Series B bonds are tax-exempt and are being issued to redeem a portion of Santee Cooper’s 2002 series D and 2004 series A bonds and pay the cost of issuance. Maturities range from 2013 through 2021.The all-in true interest cost was calculated at 2.27 percent. The term “tax-exempt” means exempt from federal and South Carolina income taxes for South Carolina residents under current law.

The Final Official Statement for these bonds will be available by contacting Santee Cooper Bondholder Relations at 1-877-246-3338. It will also be posted at www.santeecooper.com/investorrelations.

Fitch assigned an AA rating to the bond, Standard and Poor’s assigned an AA- rating, and Moody’s assigned Aa3. All rating agencies listed their ratings as stable.

Lead underwriter for this transaction is Goldman, Sachs & Co. The underwriting team also includes JP Morgan, Wells Fargo Securities and US Bancorp.

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, and the state’s largest power producer. The ultimate source of electricity for 2 million South Carolinians, Santee Cooper is dedicated to being the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. For more information, visit www.santeecooper.com.

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