This excerpt taken from the HPQ 10-Q filed Jun 5, 2009.
In May 2009, HP filed a shelf registration statement (the "2009 Shelf Registration Statement") with the SEC to enable HP to offer and sell, from time to time, in one or more offerings, an unlimited amount of debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares and warrants. The 2009 Shelf Registration Statement replaced the 2006 Shelf Registration Statement, which expired in May 2009.
In May 2009, HP issued $2.0 billion of global notes under the 2009 Shelf Registration Statement. The global notes issued in May 2009 include $1.0 billion of notes due May 2011 with a fixed rate of 2.25% per annum issued at a discount to par of 99.967%, $750 million of floating rate notes due May 2011 at three-month USD LIBOR plus 1.05% issued at par, and $250 million of notes due August 2012 with a fixed rate of 2.95% per annum issued at a discount to par of 99.984%. HP intends to use the net proceeds from these offerings for general corporate purposes and the repayment of short-term commercial paper, some of which was issued in connection with its acquisition of EDS.
In May 2009, HP terminated the July 2008 credit facility, which reduced the amount available under its credit facilities to $6.4 billion.