Holcim - syndicated loan facility received strong response

02.19.2009
 


Holcim has entered into a syndicated loan facility agreement of CHF 400 million with a group of Swiss banks lead arranged by Zürcher Kantonalbank. The facility with a tenor of 3 years and one two-year extension option was very well received by the banks: The transaction was upsized from CHF 300 million to CHF 400 million. The proceeds will be used to refinance existing debt and to optimize the capital structure.

The Holcim Group has refinanced more than CHF 1.5 billion in local bank and capital markets since October 2008 and successfully maintained its liquidity above the target of CHF 5.3 billion (cash and unused committed credit lines).

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