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News America Extends Debt Offering

3/28/2005 8:21 AM Eastern

News America Inc. said Monday that it has extended the expiration date of its offer to exchange up to $750 million of its 5.30% senior notes due 2014 and up to $1 billion of its 6.20% senior notes due 2034 until April 1 at 5 p.m. (EST).

The News Corp. unit issued its offer Dec. 3, 2004, to exchange the 5.30% senior notes due 2014 for an equal amount of its privately placed 5.30% senior notes due 2014 and its 6.20% senior notes due 2034 for an equal amount of its privately placed 6.20% senior notes due 2034.

The offer had originally been scheduled to expire at 5 p.m. last Friday.

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