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February 17, 2022
Finance

Mercialys successfully places a €500m bond issue as part of a global refinancing operation

The Company has today successfully placed a new bond issue for a nominal total of Euro 500 million, based on a maturity of seven years and a 2.5% coupon, with a diverse investor base.

 

Alongside this, on February 16, 2022, Mercialys launched an offer to redeem part of the
Euro 300 million bond issue maturing in July 2027.

 

This issue should also enable the Company to fully exercise its make-whole call option for the early redemption of its bond maturing in March 2023 with a nominal total of Euro 469.5 million.

 

Once completed, these operations will help extend the average maturity of drawn debt, which was
3.2 years at December 31, 2021.

 

BNP Paribas and Natixis were the global coordinators and bookrunners for this operation, while CIC, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, La Banque Postale and Société Générale were bookrunners.

 

Mercialys is rated BBB / outlook stable by Standard & Poor’s.

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