Lagardère launches successfully its 7-year bond issue
Corporate & other activities, Finance
Paris, 14 June 2017
Lagardère successfully launched today a €300m, 7-years (due in June 2024) bond issue, with an annual coupon of 1.625%.
The order book reached an amount above €1 billion, more than 3.3 times oversubscribed.
The success of the launch of this bond issue illustrates the investors’ confidence in the Lagardère group’s strategy and in the soundness of the company’s financial profile. The coupon of 1.625% is the lowest one ever printed by the company since it started to issue on the European bond market in 2009.
The proceeds of this issue are intended to be used for general corporate purposes, and notably the reimbursement of the bond issued in 2012 and due in October 2017.
This new bond issue will enable Lagardère to lengthen the maturity of its debt profile, to decrease Lagardère’s cost of long term debt and to maintain its liquidity.
Crédit Agricole CIB and Natixis are acting as global coordinators on this bond issue, alongside with Commerzbank and ING acting as bookrunners.
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content publishing, production, broadcasting and distribution, whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
It is structured around four business lines: Books and e-Books; Travel Retail; Press, Audiovisual, Digital and Advertising Sales Brokerage; Sports and Entertainment.
Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.
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