Neopost Announces Successful Placement of Inaugural €350 Million, 7-Year
Public Bond Issue
PARIS -- June 20, 2014
Neopost (Paris:NEO), the European leader and number two worldwide supplier of
Mail Solutions, and an increasingly significant player in the field of
Communication and Shipping Solutions, has announced its successful placement,
on 13 June 2014, of an inaugural €350 million public bond issue with a 7-year
maturity. This issue is unrated, and has an annual coupon rate of 2.50%.
Neopost was able to complete this operation under very favourable conditions,
thanks to a heavily oversubscribed order book.
This placement has allowed the maturity of the Group’s debt to be extended,
while at the same time diversifying its sources of financing. It will notably
contribute to the redemption payment for the €300 million convertible (OCEANE)
bond which reaches maturity on 1 February 2015.
Jean-François Labadie, Chief Financial Officer of Neopost, stated: "The
success of this operation and the conditions under which this issue has been
placed demonstrate the high level of investor confidence in Neopost’s credit
quality and strategy”.
The bonds will be admitted for trading on the NYSE Euronext Paris regulated
market on 23 June 2014, under ISIN code FR0011993120. In line with issuing the
bonds on the Euronext Paris market, Neopost has prepared a prospectus, having
received visa no. 14-310 from the Financial Markets Authority on 19 June 2014.
This prospectus, written in English, may be consulted on the company’s website
(www.neopost.com/en/regulated-information) as well as on the website of the
Financial Markets Authority (www.amf-france.org).
This placement has been jointly led by BNP Paribas, HSBC and Société Générale
CIB acting as active bookrunners. Bank of America, Crédit Agricole CIB,
Commerzbank and Natixis have also taken part as passive book runners.
This press release does not constitute an offer of securities in the United
States. The notes have not been and will not be registered within the meaning
of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the "Securities Act") or with
any authority or body in the United States and will not be offered or sold in
the United States or to U.S. persons within the meaning of Regulation S under
the Securities Act.
The Shareholders’ AGM will be held in Paris on 1 July 2014.
Q2 2014 sales figures will be published on 4 September 2014 after close of
NEOPOST IS THE EUROPEAN LEADER and the number two worldwide supplier of Mail
Solutions, as well as an increasingly significant player in the fields of
Communication and Shipping Solutions. As a specialist provider of mailroom
equipment, Neopost supplies the most technologically advanced solutions for
metering, folding/inserting and addressing, providing a full range of
services, including consultancy, maintenance and financing solutions. Neopost
is also progressively building a portfolio of new activities to enhance its
offering and support its clients’ needs in the fields of Customer
Communications Management, Data Quality and Logistics Solutions.
With a direct presence in 31 countries and 6,100 employees, Neopost posted
annual sales of €1.1 billion in 2013. Its products and services are sold in
more than 90 countries.
Neopost is listed in Compartment A of Euronext Paris and belongs notably to
the SBF 120 index.
Gaële LE MEN, +33 (0)1 45 36 31 39
Investor Relations Officer
Fabrice BARON, +33(0) 1 53 32 61 27
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