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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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                                 SCHEDULE 14D-1
                               (FINAL AMENDMENT)
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                             TENDER OFFER STATEMENT
                          PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(D)(1)
                     OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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                                 BORDEN, INC.
                           (Name of Subject Company)
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                            BORDEN ACQUISITION CORP.
                           WHITEHALL ASSOCIATES, L.P.
                             KKR PARTNERS II, L.P.
                                   (Bidders)
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                    COMMON STOCK, PAR VALUE $.625 PER SHARE
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
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                                   099599102
                     (CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
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                                HENRY R. KRAVIS
                         KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO.
                         9 WEST 57TH STREET, SUITE 4200
                            NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019
                                 (212) 750-8300
            (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized
          to Receive Notices and Communications on Behalf of Bidders)
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                                    COPY TO:
                             CHARLES I. COGUT, ESQ.
                           SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT
                              425 LEXINGTON AVENUE
                            NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017
                                 (212) 455-2000
 
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                                 SCHEDULE 14D-1
 
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 CUSIP NO. 09959 3 10 2
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   1     NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
         S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

         BORDEN ACQUISITION CORP.
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   2     CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*               (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /

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   3     SEC USE ONLY

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   4     SOURCE OF FUNDS*

             AF. OO
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   5     CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO
         ITEMS 2(e) or 2(f)           / /

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   6     CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

         New Jersey
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   7     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

         0
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   8     CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (7) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
                                                                          / /

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   9     PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (7)

         0
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  10     TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

         CO
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                     *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!

                                 SCHEDULE 14D-1
 
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 CUSIP NO. 09959 3 10 2
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   1     NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
         S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

         KKR ASSOCIATES
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   2     CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*               (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
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   3     SEC USE ONLY

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   4     SOURCE OF FUNDS*

         AF. OO
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   5     CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO
         ITEMS 2(e) or 2(f)           / /

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   6     CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

         New York
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   7     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

         118,145,716
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   8     CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (7) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
         SHARES*                          / /

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   9     PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (7)

         69.5
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  10     TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

         PN
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                     *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!

                                 SCHEDULE 14D-1
 
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 CUSIP NO. 09959 3 10 2
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   1     NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
         S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

         WHITEHALL ASSOCIATES, L.P.
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   2     CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*               (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
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   3     SEC USE ONLY

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   4     SOURCE OF FUNDS*

         OO
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   5     CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO
         ITEMS 2(e) or 2(f)           / /

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   6     CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

         Delaware
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   7     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

         115,231,416
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   8     CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (7) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
         SHARES*                          / /

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   9     PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (7)

         67.8
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  10     TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

         PN
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                     *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!

                                 SCHEDULE 14D-1
 
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 CUSIP NO. 09959 3 10 2
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   1     NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
         S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

         KKR PARTNERS II, L.P.
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   2     CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*               (a) / /
                                                                         (b) / /
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   3     SEC USE ONLY

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   4     SOURCE OF FUNDS*

         OO
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   5     CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO
         ITEMS 2(e) or 2(f)           / /

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   6     CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

         Delaware
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   7     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

         2,914,300
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   8     CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (7) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
         SHARES*                          / /

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   9     PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (7)

         1.7
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  10     TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

         PN
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                     *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!

    This Final Amendment amends and supplements the Tender Offer Statement on
Schedule 14D-1 filed on November 22, 1994 (as amended from time to time, the
"Schedule 14D-1") relating to the offer by Borden Acquisition Corp., a New
Jersey corporation (the "Purchaser"), a subsidiary of Whitehall Associates, L.P.
(the "Partnership"), an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P.
("KKR"), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offering
Circular/Prospectus dated November 22, 1994 (the "Offering
Circular/Prospectus"), as supplemented by the Offering Circular/Prospectus
Supplement, dated December 7, 1994 (the "Offering Circular/Prospectus
Supplement"), and in the related Letter of Transmittal (collectively, the
"Exchange Offer"), to exchange shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share
(the "Holdings Common Stock"), of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp., a Delaware
corporation ("Holdings"), owned by the Purchaser or its affiliates for all
outstanding shares (the "Borden Shares") of common stock, par value $.625 per
share (collectively, the "Borden Common Stock"), and the associated Preferred
Stock Purchase Rights (the "Rights"),
of Borden, Inc., a New Jersey corporation ("Borden"), not already owned by the
Purchaser or its affiliates. Unless otherwise indicated, all capitalized terms
used but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the
Offering Circular/Prospectus or in the Offering Circular/Prospectus Supplement.
 
ITEM 6. INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF THE SUBJECT COMPANY.
 
    Item 6 of the Schedule 14D-1 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:
 
    As previously disclosed, the Exchange Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New
York City time, on Tuesday, December 20, 1994. An estimated 90,007,716 Borden
Shares, including 15,302,708 Borden Shares subject to guarantees of delivery,
were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date
and were accepted for exchange pursuant to the Exchange Offer.
 
    In addition, following the expiration of the Exchange Offer and acceptance
for exchange of Borden Shares pursuant thereto, on December 21, 1994, the Option
to acquire 28,138,000 shares of Borden Common Stock was exercised in full.
 
    Prior to the expiration of the Exchange Offer, the Purchaser had assigned
its rights to acquire shares of Borden Common Stock pursuant to the Exchange
Offer and the Option to Whitehall Associates, L.P., acting on its own behalf and
as agent for KKR Partners II, L.P.
 
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                                   SIGNATURE
 
    After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that
the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
                                          BORDEN ACQUISITION CORP.
 
                                          By:         /s/ SCOTT M. STUART
                                              ..................................
 
                                            Name: Scott M. Stuart
                                             Title: Vice President
 
                                          WHITEHALL ASSOCIATES, L.P.
 
                                          By: KKR Associates, a limited
                                              partnership, its General Partner
 
                                          By:         /s/ HENRY R. KRAVIS
                                              ..................................
 
                                            Name: Henry R. Kravis
                                             Title: General Partner
 
                                          KKR PARTNERS II, L.P.
 
                                          By: KKR Associates, a limited
                                              partnership, its General Partner
 
                                          By:         /s/ HENRY R. KRAVIS
                                              ..................................
 
                                            Name: Henry R. Kravis
                                             Title: General Partner
 
Date: December 23, 1994
 
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