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Saint-Gobain Diversifies its Sources of Financing With a Euro 600 Million Securitisation Programme for Trade Receivables in

  Saint-Gobain Diversifies its Sources of Financing With a Euro 600 Million
           Securitisation Programme for Trade Receivables in France

PR Newswire

PARIS, December 2, 2013

PARIS, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Saint-Gobain Group diversifies its sources of on-going financing at a
favourable level of cost through a securitisation programme for trade
receivables in France.

Point.P group, Saint-Gobain's professional building distribution activity in
France, concluded today, with a group of six banks*, agreements to establish a
trade receivables securitisation programme for a maximum financing amount of
Euro 600 million. 

Half of the banks' commitments have a three-year term (renewable) while the
other half are on the basis of a one-year commitment (automatically
renewable). Based on recently observed levels of 1 month Euribor, the initial
annualized cost of this floating rate financing, including set up and running
costs, would be about 0.8%.

*The group of six banks is made of a lead arranger,Société Générale,and five
arrangers: Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank,HSBC,The Bank of
Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.,Mizuho Bank Ltd.,Natixis.

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markets,designs,manufactures and distributes building materials,providing
innovative solutions to the challenges of growth,energy efficiency and
environmental protection. With 2012 sales of €43.2 billion,Saint-Gobain
operates in 64 countries and has nearly 193,000 employees. For more
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