Wendel extends its debt maturities
Wendel extends its debt maturities
- Launch of a €300 million 7-year bond issue
- Subsequent redemption of bonds maturing in April 2020 and January 2021
Wendel is launching a €300 million issue of 7-year bonds (the "Bond Issue").
Subject to the successful completion of the Bond Issue, Wendel will fully exercise the make-whole redemption provision, at a price determined in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bonds, in whole on the following two issues:
- The €300 million bond issue bearing interest at 1.875% and maturing in April 2020. Outstanding principal amount: €300 million (ISIN FR0013005196);
- The €400 million bond issue bearing interest at 3.750% and maturing in January 2021. Outstanding principal amount: €209.5 million (ISIN FR0011694496).
The 2020 and 2021 bonds are traded on regulated market of Euronext Paris and the new 2026 bond will also be admitted to trading on regulated market of Euronext Paris.
These two transactions will enable Wendel to extend its debt maturity profile. Results of the placement of the Bond Issue will be announced upon completion.
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Mediobanca, Natixis and Societe Generale serve as joint bookrunners for the Bond Issue.
This press release does not constitute an offer of securities in the United States of America. These securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America unless they are registered or exempt from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
This press release is an advertisement and is not a prospectus as required under Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended (the "Directive"). A prospectus will be prepared and made available to the public, in compliance with the Directive, as part of admitting the bonds to trading on the Euronext regulated market in Paris.
This press release does not constitute an offer of securities in France or in any other country. The bonds are the subject of a private placement in France with (i) persons providing investment management services to third parties and/or (ii) qualified investors acting for their own account, as defined, and in accordance with Articles L.411-2 and D.411-1 to D.411-2 of the Monetary and Financial Code, and outside France. As of the date of this press release, no prospectus related to the placement of the bonds has been approved by a competent authority of a European Economic Area Member State.
Wendel will undertake no action as part of this placement with a view to making a public offering in France or abroad.
The dissemination of this press release in any country where such dissemination could constitute a violation of applicable legislation is prohibited.
This press release may be sent to persons located in the United Kingdom only under circumstances wherein section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 does not apply.
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Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. Wendel plays an active role as a controlling or lead shareholder in these companies. We implement long-term development strategies, which involve boosting growth and margins of companies so as to enhance their leading market positions.
Wendel is listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris.
Standard & Poor's ratings: Long-term: BBB, stable outlook - Short-term: A-2 since January 25, 2019
Moody's ratings: Long-term: Baa2, stable outlook - Short-term: P-2 since September 5, 2018
Wendel is the Founding Sponsor of Centre Pompidou-Metz. In recognition of its long-term patronage of the arts, Wendel received the distinction of "Grand Mécène de la Culture" in 2012.
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