BHP Billiton Prices $2.25B Bond

BHP Billiton has priced a three tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement that was recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Global Bond comprises US$875 million Floating Rate Notes due 2009, US$625 million 5.125% Senior Notes due 2012 and US$750 million of 5.40% Senior Notes due 2017.

The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.