AREVA launched and priced today a 750-million euro bond issue due on March 20, 2023 (9-year maturity) with an annual coupon of 3.125%. The settlement of the issue and the admission to trading of the notes on Euronext Paris is scheduled on March 20, 2014.
This bond issue completes the previous bond issues and private placements carried out since 2009, for a total amount of 5.8 billion euros, which are due in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024.
BBVA, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, Natixis, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale acted as bookrunners for this bond issue.
This operation contributes to strengthening the financing scheme of the group by extending the debt average maturity to 6.1 years (compared to 5.7 years at December 31, 2013).