Fnac Darty: Successful refinancing of €650 million Senior Notes
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 25 Apr 2019 11:57:38 America/New_York
Ivry, April 25, 2019
Successful refinancing of €650 million Senior Notes
Fnac Darty announced today that it has successfully priced its offering of senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of €650 million consisting of €300 million in principal amount of senior notes due 2024 and €350 million in principal amount of senior notes due 2026. The 2024 Notes will pay interest at a rate per annum of 1.875%. The 2026 Notes will pay interest at a rate per annum of 2.625%. The offering is expected to close and the Notes are expected to be issued on or around May 14, 2019.
Following closing of the offering, Fnac Darty expects to use the proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to fully redeem its outstanding €650 million 3.25% Senior Notes due 2023 and pay all associated premium, costs, fees and expenses.
Jean-Brieuc Le Tinier, the Fnac Darty Group's Chief Financial Officer, declared: "The refinancing of our bonds will allow us to extend the average maturity of our indebtedness, to spread out our repayment deadlines and lower the cost of our overall financing. The success of this transaction is a new step as part of our continued efforts to reinforce our financial structure and translates the confidence of investors in Fnac Darty's business model."
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB and Natixis acted as Joint Global Coordinators and as Joint Bookrunners for the offering. Société Générale acted as Joint Bookrunner. Banco Sabadell, BBVA, CM-CIC Market Solutions and KBC Bank acted as Co-Managers. Crédit Agricole CIB is assisting with Billing and Delivery.
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There will be no public offering of the Notes. The Notes will be offered and sold only to investors outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). No assurance can be given that the offering will be completed or, if completed, as to the terms on which it will be completed. This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States or in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. Any public offering of the Notes to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the Issuer and that will contain detailed information about the Issuer and management, as well as financial statements.
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