Lafarge placed today, under its Euro Medium-Term Note program, a 750 million euro bond with a 7 year maturity and fixed annual coupon of 4.75% to institutional investors.
The proceeds of this transaction will be used to refinance part of Lafarge's existing debt.
The settlement and issuance of the bond are expected to occur on September 30, 2013.
(In compliance with Art 223-21 of the general regulation of the financial markets authority - AMF, Autorité des Marchés Financiers)
NOTES TO EDITORS
A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions.