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Italgas: a fixed rate bond issue successfully launched for a total amount of 650 million euro
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NOT TO BE PUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND JAPANMilan, March 7, 2017 – Today Italgas SpA (rating BBB+ by Fitch, Baa1 by Moody’s) successfully launched a fixed rate note issue, with tenor of 7 years for an amount of 650 million euro under its EMTN Programme (Euro Medium Term Notes) which was approved by the Board of Directors on 18th October, 2016. The deal showed a final orderbook of more than 1.5 billion euro with high quality and wide geographical diversification of investors. Joint Bookrunners of the placement were Banca IMI, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Citi, ING, J.P. Morgan, Mediobanca, Société Générale e UniCredit. The bond will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Today deal almost concludes the capital market exercise announced by Italgas four months ago. The Company has placed bonds totaling 2,150 million euro nominal, with a profile of maturities distributed across 5, 7 and 10 years, increasing the total share of the medium-long term debt to around 80% of the outstanding debt. “The excellent result of this issue – said Italgas CEO Paolo Gallo – allows us to achieve the targets announced to the markets in terms of average cost, duration and fixed-rate portion of the Company debt. The high quality of the orderbook, the size and the pricing of the transaction confirm the support of the international financial community towards Italgas”. Details are as follows: Amount: euro 650 million euro Maturity: 14 March 2024 Annual coupon of 1.125%. The re-offer price is 99.706 (equivalent to a spread of 75 basis points over the reference mid-swap rate). DISCLAIMER This announcement (and the information contained therein) does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any offer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful. It may be unlawful to distribute this announcement in certain jurisdictions. This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, in Australia, Canada and Japan and in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful and is not for publication or distribution in any such jurisdictions. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This announcement is not a public offer of financial products in Italy as per Article 1, para. 1, letter. t) of Legislative Decree no. 58 of February 24, 1998. The documentation relating to the offer has not been/will not be submitted to the approval of CONSOB.