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NXP B.V. -- Moody's rates NXP B.V.'s new senior unsecured notes Baa3

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") rated NXP B.V.'s ("NXP") new senior unsecured notes ("New Notes") Baa3. NXP plans to use a portion of the net proceeds of the New Notes to refinance at maturity NXP Semiconductors Inc.'s $1.15 billion principal amount of outstanding 2019 Cash Convertible Senior Notes ("Convertible Notes") due December 1, 2019 and $600 million principal amount of outstanding 4.125% Senior Notes due 2020, with remaining proceeds used for general corporate purposes. Given the timing mismatch between the issuance of the New Notes and the refinancing of the Convertible Notes, debt will remain elevated until repayment of the Convertible Notes on December 1st.