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Contact: Stewart Lindsay
Bunge Completes $200 Million Offering of Senior Notes and Private Placement of $486 Million of Senior
WHITE PLAINS, NY - October 15, 2002 - Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) announced today that it has
completed an offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, of
$200 million aggregate principal amount of 7.80% senior notes due 2012. The notes were issued by Bunge's
wholly owned subsidiary, Bunge Limited Finance Corp., and guaranteed by Bunge.
In addition, on September 25, 2002, Bunge completed a private placement of $486 million aggregate principal
amount of senior guaranteed notes, which were also issued by Bunge Limited Finance Corp. and guaranteed by
Bunge. The notes were issued in three series comprised of $82 million of 6.31% senior guaranteed notes due
2007, $53 million of 6.78% senior guaranteed notes due 2009 and $351 million of 7.44% senior guaranteed
notes due 2012.
Bunge intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and the private placement to reduce indebtedness under
its commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes, which may include payments made in
connection with acquisition activities.
The senior notes and senior guaranteed notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be
offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com) is an integrated, global agribusiness and food company operating in the farm-
to-consumer food chain with primary operations in North and South America and worldwide distribution
capabilities. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Bunge has over 18,000 employees and operations in 21
countries. Bunge is the largest processor of soybeans in the Americas and the largest producer and supplier of
fertilizers to farmers in South Ame