|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Borrowings [Text Block]||
Note 13: Borrowings
Our current portion of long-term debt includes our 2009 junior subordinated convertible debentures due 2039.
We have an ongoing authorization from our Board of Directors to borrow up to $10.0 billion under our commercial paper program. This amount includes an increase of $5.0 billion in the authorization limit approved by our Board of Directors in April 2017.
During the second quarter of 2017, we repaid $500 million of our 1.75% senior notes that matured in May 2017.
Our indebtedness is carried at amortized cost net of applicable hedge adjustments.
During the second quarter of 2017, we issued a total of $7.1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. We intend to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes for general corporate purposes, which may include refinancing of outstanding debt or repurchases of shares of our common stock.
During the third quarter of 2017, we redeemed the $1.0 billion 4.90% senior notes due August 2045. Additionally, we issued a total of $640 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes. We used the net proceeds from the offering of the notes to finance a portion of the redemption price of our 4.90% senior notes due August 2045.
Our senior floating rate notes pay interest quarterly and our senior fixed rate notes pay interest semiannually. We may redeem the fixed rate notes prior to their maturity at our option at specified redemption prices and subject to certain restrictions. The obligations under the notes rank equally in right of payment with all of our other existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and effectively rank junior to all liabilities of our subsidiaries.
For further information on our debt instruments, see "Note 14: Borrowings" in Part II, Item 8 of our 2016 Form 10-K.
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.
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