Holcim successfully increases its recent EUR bond by EUR 150 million

8 April 2009
 


Holcim Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. tapped its EUR 500 million bond issued on 26 March 2009 by raising additional EUR 150 million with a coupon of 9 percent and a yield of 8.293 percent (issue price of 102.773 percent). The total proceeds of EUR 650 million will be used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes.

 

Holcim Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. tapped its EUR 500 million bond issued on 26 March 2009 by raising additional EUR 150 million with a coupon of 9 percent and a yield of 8.293 percent (issue price of 102.773 percent). The total proceeds of EUR 650 million will be used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes.

Holcim Ltd is rated by international rating agencies as follows: Standard & Poor's (BBB, "outlook stable"), Moody's (Baa1, "under review") and Fitch (BBB, "outlook negative").

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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.
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