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BRIEF-Smiths Group in $400 mln bond offering

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Smiths Group PLC :

* Launches US$400M bond offering

* Confirms the launch of a US$400 million dollar-denominated bond offering

* Funds to be used for general corporate funding purposes and to repay certain

existing debt.

* Notes, priced with a coupon of 3.625%, maturity in October 2022 and offer

expected to close on 12 October

* Notes, priced with coupon of 3.625%, have maturity in October 2022, offer

expected to close on 12 October 2012

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