Alpiq issues bond

Alpiq Holding Ltd. has issued a bond worth CHF 275 million

Olten, (PresseBox) - Alpiq Holding Ltd. today placed a bond for CHF 275 million with a five-year term and a coupon of 2 percent. The bond was issued under the joint lead of UBS/CS/ZKB. With this transaction, Alpiq is benefiting from the historically low interest rate level. The proceeds from this bond issue will be used for general business purposes as well as to refinance loans due and private placements. The bond was primarily placed with retail and institutional investors in Switzerland and will be paid up on 13 April 2012.

This media release constitutes neither an offer prospectus under the terms of Article 652a and/or 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations nor a listing prospectus under the terms of Article 27 ff. of the SIX Swiss Exchange Listing Rules. This media release is intended solely for information purposes and does not constitute either an invitation to submit an offer or an invitation to acquire bonds.

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Alpiq Holding Ltd.

Alpiq: Roots in Switzerland - active in Europe

Since its foundation in 2009, Alpiq Holding Ltd. has been the leading energy trader and service provider in Switzerland with European reach. Active in Switzerland and Europe, the Group has subsidiaries in more than 20 countries and in 2011 generated consolidated annual revenue of around CHF 14 billion. Alpiq specialises in electricity generation and transmission, sales and trading, as well as energy services, and is responsible for around one-third of Switzerland's electricity supplies.

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