SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 18, 2019 (April 17, 2019)
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Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 17, 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the Underwriters), pursuant to which BlackRock agreed to sell to the Underwriters $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.250% Notes due 2029 (the Notes), for resale by the Underwriters (the Offering) pursuant to BlackRocks registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-224504). The Offering is expected to result in net proceeds to BlackRock of $987,400,000. BlackRock intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes, which may include to fund all or a portion of the purchase price of its recently announced acquisition of eFront Holding SAS, towards the repayment of its outstanding 5.00% Notes due 2019 or towards the repayment of borrowings under its commercial paper program.
The Underwriters and their affiliates have provided, and may in the future provide, investment banking, commercial lending, financial advisory and other services for BlackRock. The Underwriters have received customary fees and expenses for these services. In particular, certain of the Underwriters and/or their affiliates are dealers under BlackRocks commercial paper program. In addition, certain of the Underwriters and/or their affiliates are also lenders under BlackRocks $4.0 billion revolving credit facility maturing in 2024.
The foregoing summary of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Underwriting Agreement, dated April 17, 2019, among BlackRock, Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Gary S. Shedlin|
|Date: April 18, 2019||Gary S. Shedlin|
|Chief Financial Officer and|
|Senior Managing Director|