Sanofi successfully prices EUR 2 billion of bond issues
Paris, France - March 13, 2019 - Sanofi announces that it has successfully priced its offering of EUR 2 billion of notes (the "Notes") across 3 tranches:
€850 million fixed rate notes, due March 2022, bearing interest at an annual rate of 0.0%
€650 million fixed rate notes, due March 2029, bearing interest at an annual rate of 0.875%
€500 million fixed rate notes, due March 2034, bearing interest at an annual rate of 1.25%
The Notes are being issued off the company's Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
The transaction enables the company to lower its average cost of debt and extend the average maturity of its debt.
Sanofi intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.
BofA - Merrill Lynch and Natixis acted as Global Coordinators and Bookrunners, alongside ING and Santander which acted as Bookrunners for the offering.
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The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
PROHIBITION OF SALES TO EEA RETAIL INVESTORS - The Notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any Retail Investor in the European Economic Area ("EEA"). For these purposes, a "Retail Investor" means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU ("MiFID II"); or (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2002/92/EC ("IMD"), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II. Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (the "PRIIPs Regulation") for offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been or will be prepared and therefore offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPS Regulation.
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