Filed Pursuant to Rule 433

Registration No. 333-180922 and 333-180922 -01

Free Writing Prospectus relating to

Prospectus dated April 25, 2012 and

Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated May 3, 2012


ABB Finance (USA) Inc.

4.375% Notes due 2042

Guaranteed as to the Payment of Principal, Premium, if any, and Interest by


Pricing Term Sheet

May 3, 2012




ABB Finance (USA) Inc.






4.375% Notes due 2042 (the “Notes”)




Maturity Date:


May 8, 2042

Coupon (Interest Rate):


4.375% per annum

Interest Payment Dates:


Semi-annually in arrears on May 8 and November 8 of each year, commencing on November 8, 2012.

Yield to Maturity:



Benchmark Treasury:


3.125% 11/2041

Benchmark Treasury Price and Yield:


100-4+; 3.118%

Spread to Benchmark Treasury:


1.450% (145 basis points)

Optional Make-Whole Redemption Provision:


Make-whole redemption at any time based on discount rate of U.S. Treasury yield plus 0.250% (25 basis points), as further described under “Description of Notes and Guarantee – Optional Make-Whole Redemption” in the prospectus supplement.

Tax Redemption Provision:


Applicable as described under “Description of Notes and Guarantee – Tax Redemption” in the prospectus supplement.

Price to Public:



Expected Settlement Date:


May 8, 2012 (T+3)

Expected Ratings*:


A2 / A (both stable) (Moody’s / S&P)



$2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.



00037B AC6/US00037BAC63

Clearing and Settlement:


DTC, including Euroclear/Clearstream participants




Joint Bookrunners:


Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith






Goldman, Sachs & Co.



Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC



Barclays Capital Inc.



BNP Paribas Securities Corp.



Citigroup Global Markets Inc.





Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC.



HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.



J.P. Morgan Securities LLC



Nordea Bank Danmark A/S



UBS Securities LLC



Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ)



Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ)



SG Americas Securities, LLC



Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.



RBS Securities Inc.


*Note: A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.


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