Lafarge placed yesterday 550 million in US dollar bonds with a 5 year maturity and a fixed coupon of 5.5% to institutional investors in the United States.
The proceeds of this transaction will be used to refinance part of its existing debt.
Issuance and settlement of the bonds are expected to occur on July 9, 2010.
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Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 15.9 billion in 2009.
In 2010 and for the sixth year in a row, Lafarge was listed in the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.