Successful launch of AREVA’s new 10-year maturity bond issue totalling 750 million euros
FACTS AND FIGURES / FINANCE
October 23, 2009
AREVA today launched and priced successfully a 750 million euro bond issue due on November 6, 2019 (10-year maturity) with an annual coupon of 4.375%.
Demand rapidly reached 4 billion euros, leading to the anticipated closure of the order book.
This bond issue completes the 7-year and the 15-year tranches of the 2.25 billion euro issue that took place on September 11, 2009. It allows the group to further lengthen the average maturity of its debt and strengthen the global plan to support AREVA’s development program.
Long-term debt is rated "A" by Standard and Poor’s with a "stable" outlook.
BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Natixis acted as bookrunner for this bond issue.
Alain-Pierre Raynaud, AREVA’s Chief Financial Officer said: "this long term issue completes AREVA’s bond program. Terms and conditions prove once again market’s confidence in the group’s financial strength and in its strategy".