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REXEL : REXEL : ADDITIONAL ISSUANCE OF NOTES IN AN AMOUNT OF €150 MILLION



  REXEL : REXEL : ADDITIONAL ISSUANCE OF NOTES IN AN AMOUNT OF €150 MILLION

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN

                         ADDITIONAL ISSUANCE OF NOTES
                         IN AN AMOUNT OF €150 MILLION

Rexel announces today the  placement of an  additional €150 million  principal 
amount of its 5.125% senior notes due 2020 at a price of 101% yielding 4.955%.
On March 20, 2013, Rexel  had placed €500 million  of its 5.125% senior  notes 
due 2020  and  USD500  million  of  its 5.250%  senior  notes  due  2020.  The 
additional notes will have identical terms and conditions as the €500  million 
notes placed on  March 20, 2013  and will form  a single series  and be  fully 
fungible with such notes.

The delivery and settlement of the additional notes is expected to take  place 
simultaneously with  the delivery  and settlement  of the  original notes,  in 
early April 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Financial Analysts / Investors Press
Marc Maillet                   Pénélope Linage
+33 1 42 85 76 12              +33 1 42 85 76 28
mmaillet@rexel.com             plinage@rexel.com
Florence Meilhac               Brunswick
+33 1 42 85 57 61              Thomas Kamm
fmeilhac@rexel.com             +33 1 53 96 83 92
                               tkamm@brunswickgroup.com

Rexel, a  global leader  in  the distribution  of sustainable  and  innovative 
products and services for automation, technical supply and energy  management, 
addresses three main  markets -  industrial, commercial  and residential.  The 
Group supports customers around the globe, wherever they are, to create  value 
and run their business  better. With a  network of some  2,300 branches in  37 
countries, and  over 31,000  employees, Rexel's  sales were  €13.4 billion  in 
2012. Its major shareholder  is an investor group  led by Clayton, Dubilier  & 
Rice, Eurazeo and BAML Capital Partners.

Rexel is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris (compartment A,
ticker RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is included in the following indices:
SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, FTSE4Good,
STOXX600, STOXX Europe Sustainability and ASPI Eurozone.

This announcement does not constitute an  offer to sell, or a solicitation  of 
offers to purchase  or subscribe  for securities  in the  United States.   The 
securities referred to herein have not  been and will not be registered  under 
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not
be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of
U.S. persons (as  defined in  Regulation S  under the  Securities Act)  absent 
registration or  an applicable  exemption from  the registration  requirements 
under the Securities Act.  This notice  is issued pursuant to Rule 135c  under 
the Securities Act.

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN

                               IMPORTANT NOTICE

No communication and  no information in  respect of the  offering by Rexel  of 
Notes (the "Notes") may be distributed to the public in any jurisdiction where
a registration or approval is required.  No  steps have been or will be  taken 
in any  jurisdiction where  such steps  would be  required.  The  offering  or 
subscription of  the Notes  may be  subject to  specific legal  or  regulatory 
restrictions in certain jurisdictions.  Rexel takes no responsibility for  any 
violation of any such restrictions by any person.

 

This announcement  is  not  a  prospectus  within  the  meaning  of  Directive 
2003/71/EC of the European Parliament ant  the Council of November 4th,  2003, 
as amended  and  as implemented  respectively  in  each member  State  of  the 
European Economic Area (the "Prospectus Directive").

 

This announcement does not, and shall  not, in any circumstances constitute  a 
public offering nor an invitation to  the public in connection with any  offer 
in any jurisdiction.

 

The offer and sale of the Notes  in France was carried out in accordance  with 
article L.  411-2 of  the French  Monetary and  Financial Code  and the  other 
applicable laws and regulations relating  to qualified investors.  There  will 
be no public offering in France.

 

With respect to the  member States of the  European Economic Area, other  than 
France, which have  implemented the  Prospectus Directive  (each, a  "relevant 
member State"), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an
offer to the public of  the Notes requiring a  publication of a prospectus  in 
any relevant member  State.  As a  result, the  Notes may only  be offered  in 
relevant member States:
(a) to qualified investors (as defined in the Prospectus Directive,  including 
as amended by directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent that this amendment has been
implemented by the relevant member State); or
(b) in  any  other  circumstances,  not requiring  the  issuer  to  publish  a 
prospectus as provided under article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive.

 

The distribution of this press release is not made, and has not been approved,
by an "authorised person" within the meaning of Article 21(1) of the Financial
Services and  Markets Act  2000.   As a  consequence,  this press  release  is 
directed only at persons who (i) are located outside the United Kingdom,  (ii) 
have professional  experience  in matters  relating  to investments  and  fall 
within Article 19(5)  ("investment professionals") of  the Financial  Services 
and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 (as amended), (iii) are
persons falling  within Article  49(2)(a) to  (d) (high  net worth  companies, 
unincorporated associations, etc.) of the  Financial Services and Markets  Act 
2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) or (iv) are persons to whom
this press release may  otherwise lawfully be  communicated (all such  persons 
together being referred  to as  "Relevant Persons").  The  Notes are  directed 
only at Relevant Persons and no invitation, offer or agreements to  subscribe, 
purchase or otherwise acquire  Notes may be proposed  or made other than  with 
Relevant Persons.  Any person other than a Relevant Person may not act or rely
on this  document or  any provision  thereof.   This press  release is  not  a 
prospectus which has been approved by the Financial Services Authority or  any 
other United Kingdom regulatory  authority for the purposes  of Section 85  of 
the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN

 

 

The Notes are being offered in  reliance on the accredited investor  exemption 
in Canada.  The Notes  have  not been  and will  not  be qualified  under  the 
securities laws of Canada and may not  be offered or sold in Canada without  a 
prospectus or  an applicable  exemption from  the prospectus  requirements  of 
Canadian securities legislation.  This press  release does  not constitute  an 
offer to sell nor  the solicitation of an  offer to buy, and  any sale of  any 
Notes in any jurisdiction  in Canada in which  such an offer, solicitation  or 
sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under the securities laws of any
such jurisdiction is prohibited.

 

This press  release  does not  constitute  or form  a  part of  any  offer  or 
solicitation to purchase or  subscribe for securities  in the United  States.  
The Notes have not been and will  not be registered under the U.S.  Securities 
Act of 1933,  as amended (the  "Securities Act"),  and may not  be offered  or 
sold, directly  or indirectly,  within the  United States  or to,  or for  the 
account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as  such term is defined by Regulation  S 
under  the  Securities  Act),  except  in  reliance  on  the  exemption   from 
registration provided by Rule 144A under  the Securities Act.  Rexel does  not 
intend to register any portion of  the proposed offering in the United  States 
nor to conduct  a public offering  of securities in  the United States.   This 
notice is issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act.

 

The distribution of this document in certain countries may constitute a breach
of applicable  law.   The information  contained  in this  document  does  not 
constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, Australia  or 
Japan.

 

This press release may not be published, forwarded or distributed, directly or
indirectly, in Australia or Japan.

Additional issuance of notes in an amount of €150 million

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