DANONE : Danone launches a successful EUR750 million bond issue

Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:10pm EST

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Paris, February 27, 2013

Danone launches a successful EUR750 million bond issue

Danone today announced the successful launch of a EUR750 million bond issue in euros on February
27, 2013 maturing June 6,2018. 

Funds raised will enable Danone to diversify its sources of finance and extend the maturity of its
debt at favorable market conditions.

The EUR750 million bond, priced at mid swap + 33 basis points, pays a coupon of 1.25%, and was
widely subscribed by a diversified investor base. The bonds will be listed on Euronext Paris. 

Danone is rated A- stable by Standard & Poor's and A3 stable by Moody's.

Barclays, ING, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, NATIXIS, Santander Global Banking & Markets and The
Royal Bank of Scotland were lead managers. 

About Danone
Danone is one of the fastest-growing food companies in the world. Its mission is to bring health
through food to as many people as possible.
The Group, whose products are sold on five continents, has more than 180 production plants and
around 100,000 employees. In 2012, Danone generated sales of more than EUR20 billion, of which
more than half were in emerging markets. The Group holds top positions in healthy food through
four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Baby Nutrition, Bottled Water and Medical Nutrition. Listed
on Euronext Paris, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including
the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ASPI Eurozone and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.

For more information, contact:
Press Relations: +33 1 44 35 20 75 - Investor Relations: +33 1 44 35 20 76
DANONE : 17, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Danone launches a successful €750 million bond issue 


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