DANONE : Danone launches a successful EUR 500 million bond issue
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Paris, June 21st, 2013
Danone launches a successful € 500 million bond issue
Danone today announced the successful launch of a € 500 million 10-year bond issue in euros on June 21st, 2013.
Funds raised will enable Danone to diversify its sources of finance and extend the maturity of its debt at favorable market conditions.
The € 500 million bond, priced at mid swap +63 basis points, pays a coupon of 2.60%, 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.
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, ING, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and NATIXIS were lead managers.
Danone is an international company present on all 5 continents. The group holds top positions in healthy food through four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Baby Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
Danone counts over 190 production plants and around 102,000 employees. In 2012, the company generated sales of over €20 billion, of which more than 50% were in emerging countries.
Listed on Euronext Paris, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, ASPI Eurozone and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
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