|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 26, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
As of September 26, 2020, our short-term debt was $504 million, primarily comprised of the current portion of our long-term debt ($3.7 billion as of December 28, 2019).
We have an ongoing authorization from our Board of Directors to borrow up to $10.0 billion under our commercial paper program.
1 To manage foreign currency risk associated with the Australian-dollar-denominated notes issued in 2015, we entered into currency interest rate swaps with an aggregate notional amount of $396 million, which effectively converted these notes to U.S.-dollar-denominated notes. For further discussion on our currency interest rate swaps, see "Note 12: Derivative Financial Instruments."
In the first nine months of 2020, we settled $3.8 billion in short-term debt. In the first quarter of 2020, the remaining $372 million of our 2009 Debentures were converted or redeemed, in the second quarter of 2020, we settled $1.7 billion of our notes due May 2020, and in the third quarter of 2020, we settled $1.8 billion of our notes due July 2020.
In the first nine months of 2020, we issued a total of $10.3 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. We intend to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include refinancing outstanding debt, funding for working capital and capital expenditures, and repurchasing shares of our common stock.
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.
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://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef