Atos announces the successful placement of its € 1.8 billion triple tranche bond issue consisting of:
€700 million notes with a 3.5 year maturity and 0.75 % coupon
€750 million notes with a 6.5 year maturity and 1.75 % coupon
€350 million notes with a 10 year maturity and 2.50 % coupon
Paris, November 5, 2018
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the successful placement of its € 1.8 billion bonds issue on October 31, 2018.
With this triple tranche transaction Atos takes advantage of the positive momentum aroused from its inaugural BBB+ rating with S&P Global to successfully navigate market conditions and raise a total of € 1.8 billion.
Proceeds will be essentially used to refinance the € 1.6 billion Bridge Loan set up in July 2018 to fund the acquisition of Syntel.
The final orderbook amounted to € 4.6 billion with more than 285 different investors. This high level of oversubscription enabled Atos to increase the transaction size, price below initial price indications and underlines bond investors’ confidence in Atos’ credit profile.
Admission of the bonds to trading on Euronext Paris will be effective on the settlement date, which is expected to take place on November 7, 2018, subject to the granting of the visa on the prospectus by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (visa).
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Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
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No communication or information relating to the offering may be transmitted to the public in a country where there is a registration obligation or where an approval is required. No action has been or will be taken in any country in which such registration or approval would be required. The issuance or the subscription of the Bonds may be subject to legal and regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions; none of the company and the Bookrunners assumes any liability in connection with the breach by any person of such restrictions.
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The Bonds will be offered only by way of a private placement in France to persons referred to in Article L.411-2-II of the French monetary and financial code (Code monétaire et financier) and outside France (excluding the United States of America, Australia, Canada and Japan), and there will be no public offering in any country (including France). This press release does not constitute a recommendation concerning the issue of the Bonds. The value of the Bonds and the Shares can decrease as well as increase. Potential investors should consult a professional adviser as to the suitability of the Bonds for the person concerned.
No action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make available any Bonds to any retail investor in the European Economic Area. For the purposes of this provision:
(a) the expression "retail investor" means a person who is one (or more) of the following:
(I) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, "MiFID II"); or
(II) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2002/92/EC (as amended, the "Insurance Mediation Directive"), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or
(III) not a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; and
(b) the expression “offer" includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the Bonds to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe the Bonds.
Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended, the "PRIIPs Regulation") for offering or selling the Bonds or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Bonds or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPS Regulation.
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