AREVA launched and priced today a 500 million euro bond issue due on September 4, 2020 (7-year maturity) with an annual coupon of 3.25%. The settlement of the issue and the admission to trading of the notes on Euronext Paris should occur on September 4, 2013.
The demand rapidly reached an amount of 3.5 billion euros, leading to the anticipated closure of the order book. This success shows the confidence of investors in AREVA’s strategy and outlook.
This bond issue completes the previous bond issues carried out since 2009, for a total amount of 4.65 billion euros, which are due in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2024.
BNP Paribas, HSBC, and Mitsubishi UFJ acted as global coordinators for this bond issue, along with Barclays, Credit Mutuel, GS, Santander and UniCredit as bookrunners.
The group also announced a tender offer on AREVA notes maturing in 2016 and 2017. This offer began today and will end on September 5, 2013.
These operations contribute to strengthening the financing scheme of the group by spreading the amounts of notes by due date.