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Carnival Corp. closes convertible notes offering

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Carnival Corp. & plc closed its private offering of $1.95bn of 5.75% convertible senior notes due 2023.

This includes $200m of notes sold in an option exercised by the initial purchasers.

Initial purchasers have an option to buy up to an additional $62.5m in convertible notes by April 18.

Carnival said it expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.

Closing of 11.5% notes expected April 8

The closing of the company's previously announced private offering of $4bn of 11.5% first-priority senior secured notes due 2023 is expected to take place April 8.