|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 25, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
As of September 25, 2021, our short-term debt was $4.7 billion, primarily comprised of the current portion of our long-term debt ($2.5 billion as of December 26, 2020).
In the second quarter of 2021, we settled $500 million of our senior notes due May 2021.
In the third quarter of 2021, we issued a total of $5.0 billion aggregate principal senior notes. We intend to use the proceeds from the offering of the notes for general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, refinancing of outstanding debt, funding for working capital, and capital expenditures. In the first quarter of 2021, we entered into a $5.0 billion variable-rate revolving credit facility which, if drawn, is expected to be used for general corporate purposes. The revolving credit facility matures in March 2026 and had no borrowings outstanding as of September 25, 2021.
We have an ongoing authorization from our Board of Directors to borrow up to $10.0 billion under our commercial paper program.
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 our 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.
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 derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships, see "Note 12: Derivative Financial Instruments."
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