Cergy, June 11th, 2019 – SPIE, the European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has announced today that it has successfully placed a €600 million bond issue with a 7-year maturity and an annual coupon of 2.625%. The proceeds will be used to refinance half of the Group’s existing senior credit facility, thus extending the average maturity of its debt.
This operation allows SPIE to take advantage of the current supportive market conditions and will enhance the Group’s debt structure by extending its average maturity and increasing its fixed-rate component, while further diversifying its sources of funding.
The issue was largely oversubscribed, reflecting institutional investors’ confidence in SPIE’s credit quality, rated BB by Standard & Poor’s and Ba3 by Moody’s.
The joint bookrunners of this transaction were BNP Paribas, Natixis and Société Générale (acting together as Global Coordinators), Crédit Agricole CIB, Commerzbank, HSBC and ING.
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