April 3 (Reuters) - Capgemini:
* Capgemini has launched a €1 billion bond issue comprising 6.5-year €500 million senior unsecured notes (the 2024 bond) and 10-year €500 million senior unsecured notes (the 2028 bond).
* Capgemini informs that BNP Paribas has launched today a cash tender offer for Capgemini’s €1.25 billion bond maturing in July 2020, up to a maximum principal amount of €500 million.
* Capgemini intends to exchange some or all of the 2024 bonds with the 2020 bonds acquired by BNP Paribas through the tender offer
* The proceeds from the 2028 bond and any balance remaining from the 2024 bond will be used for general corporate purposes, including the redemption of the €500 million bond maturing on July 2, 2018