Thales : Issue of a €800 million bond

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 
financial resources. 
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:
negative). 
The issue was lead managed by BNP Paribas, CA-CIB, Citibank, Deutsche Bank,
HSBC, Natixis and Société Générale. 
Àbout Thales 
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. 
www.thalesgroup.com 
Contacts presse : 
Thales, Relations Presse
Alexandre Perra
Tel : +33 1 57 77 87 27
alexandre.perra@thalesgroup.com 
Contacts investisseurs : 
Thales, Relations investisseurs 
Jean-Claude Climeau / Romain Chérin 
Tel : +33 1 57 77 89 02
ir@thalesgroup.com 


         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 
                               www.thalesgroup.com


                  
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