Debt and Borrowing Arrangements
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Debt and Borrowing Arrangements Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Debt Disclosure [Text Block]||
DEBT AND BORROWING ARRANGEMENTS
During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company issued euro-denominated debt of €2,500 million. The carrying value of this debt as of March 31, 2017 was $2,639 million. The general terms of the notes issued are as follows:
During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company retired upon maturity €2,000 million total principal amount of notes due March 9, 2017, at a variable interest rate equal to the three-month EURIBOR plus 0.15 percent.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef