NV Bekaert SA to issue 7-year bonds up to € 200 million

(PresseBox) ( Friedrichsdorf, )
Bekaert announces today the launch of an issuance of bonds with a maturity of 7 years for a total global amount of up to € 200 million (the “Bonds”). The Bonds will be issued in a public offering in Belgium open to retail investors and, to a lesser extent, to qualified investors, with a subscription period from Friday 11 October 2019 until Friday 18 October 2019 (subject to early close). BNP Paribas Fortis is the Global Coordinator of the offering and will act as Joint Lead Manager for the transaction together with ING Bank and KBC. The Bonds will be listed on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels.

The key features of the Bonds are listed below:

 

Issuer
NV Bekaert SA (incorporated under Belgian law)

Denomination
The Bonds are available in denominations of € 1 000

Form and status
Unsubordinated dematerialized securities, subject to Belgian law.
The Bonds constitute direct, unconditional, unsubordinated and, subject to the provisions of the negative pledge, unsecured obligations of the Issuer.

Offer period
From 11 October 2019 at 9.00 am CET until 18 October 2019 at 5.30 pm CET (subject to early close)

Issue and payment date
25 October 2019

Size
Up to € 200 million

Annual coupon
2.75% (gross) paid annually on 25 October

Issue price
101.875% (including a commission of 1.875% to be borne by retail investors1)

Gross Actuarial Yield at issue price
2.455% (assuming that the Bonds will be held until the Maturity Date)

Net Actuarial Yield after 30% withholding tax
1.639% (assuming that the Bonds will be held until the Maturity Date)

Scheduled Maturity Date
25 October 2026

Repayment
100% per denomination

Rating
The Bonds will not be rated

ISIN Code
BE0002673540

1 A different commission is applicable for qualified investors, as set out in the Prospectus.
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