CSFB in $4 Billion Debt Offering

August 17, 2005

Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters, led by Credit Suisse First Boston LLC, in a global offering by Credit Suisse First Boston (USA), Inc. of $1.25 billion of its floating rate notes due August 15, 2010, $1 billion of its 4.875% notes due August 15, 2010 and $1.75 billion of its 5.125% notes due August 15, 2015. The notes will not be listed on any securities exchange. The offering, a syndicated takedown from CSFB USA’s $15 billion shelf registration statement, was the largest ever takedown by CSFB USA on one single day.

CSFB USA is a leading integrated investment bank serving institutional, corporate, government and high-net worth individual clients. It is the holding company for CSFB’s broker-dealer and the former Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette investment bank, which Credit Suisse Group acquired in 2000.