PR Newswire/Les Echos/
Thales: issue of a EUR 800 million bond
Neuilly-sur-Seine, le 13 mars 2013 - Thales (NYSE Euronext Paris: HO) has
issued today a EUR800m dual tranche bond with a EUR500m 5-year, 1.625% tranche
and a EUR300m, 8-year, 2.25% tranche.
This issue will be used to refinance the EUR600m bond maturing in April 2013.
It forms part of the active liquidity management of Thales and enables to
maintain the Group's financial flexibility and extend the maturity of its
The marked success of this issue with investors confirms the confidence of the
market in the creditworthiness of the Group. The long term debt of Thales is
rated BBB+ (outlook: positive) by Standard & Poor's and A2 by Moody's (outlook:
The issue was lead managed by BNP Paribas, CA-CIB, Citibank, Deutsche Bank,
HSBC, Natixis and Société Générale.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the
Aerospace & Transportation markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of
EUR14.2 billion with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000
engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop
and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security
requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with
operations around the world working with customers as local partners.
Contacts presse :
Thales, Relations Presse
Tel : +33 1 57 77 87 27
Contacts investisseurs :
Thales, Relations investisseurs
Jean-Claude Climeau / Romain Chérin
Tel : +33 1 57 77 89 02
45, rue de Villiers - 92526 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex - France -
Tel: +33 (0)1 57 77 86 26 - Fax: +33 (0)1 57 77 87 44
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