Successful placement of Buzzi Unicem's eurobond issue targeted at institutional investors
Today Buzzi Unicem SpA has successfully completed the placement of a eurobond authorised by the Board of Directors of 30 March 2012 for a nominal amount of €350 million with a 6-year maturity (the "Notes").
The Notes, placed with institutional investors only and with a minimum denomination of €100,000 pay a fixed annual coupon of 6.25%. The issue price is equal to 100% of par value. The Notes, which are governed by English law, are due on September 28, 2018.
The Notes received offers for 4.25-fold the amount. Standard & Poor’s confirmed a rating of BB+ for the Notes, in line with the rating already assigned to the company. Buzzi Unicem will apply for the listing and admission to trading of the Notes on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Through the issue, the company aims at diversifying its funding sources and lengthening the average debt maturity profile.
BofA Merrill Lynch and Mediobanca-Banca di Credito Finanziario SpA acted as Joint Lead Managers of the transaction.
The Notes will only be offered and sold outside the United States to institutional investors that are non-U.S. persons under Regulation S and have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any other securities laws. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or an offer of financial products, nor shall there be any sale of these Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale would be unlawful. No action has been or will be taken to permit a public offering of the Notes in any jurisdiction, including Italy.
This press release is not an offer of securities for sale or an offer of financial products in the Unites States or in any other jurisdiction, including Italy. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 or exempted from such registration. Any offer of Notes will be made by means of a prospectus that will contain detailed information on, inter alia, the Issuer and its management.
No authorisation for the offer of the Notes has been requested to Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) pursuant to Italian securities legislation. Accordingly, the Notes have not been and will not be offered, sold or delivered in Italy in a public offering unless in circumstances which are exempted from the publication of a prospectus pursuant to applicable laws and regulations and the Notes will be offered, sold or delivered in Italy only in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
This press release is directed only (i) at persons who are outside the United Kingdom; (ii) to investment professionals falling within art. 19 (5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (“Order”) as amended or (iii) at persons falling within Article 49 (2) (a) to (d) (high net worth individuals, unincorporated associations, etc.”) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 as amended (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This press release must not be acted on nor relied on by persons that are not relevant persons. Any investment activity to which this press release relates is reserved for relevant persons only and may only be engaged in by relevant persons.
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