Solvay setting up roadshow in preparation of potential issuance of senior and hybrid bonds
Brussels, November 12, 2015, 9:30 AM --- Solvay announced today that it has started to organize meetings with Fixed Income investors. Subject to market conditions, this roadshow may be followed by the issuance of senior and hybrid bonds, of the following nature:
- EUR-denominated senior bonds
- USD-denominated senior bonds
- EUR-denominated hybrid bonds, limited to a maximum amount of EUR 1.0 bn
The net proceeds from these potential bonds issues, if completed, will be used primarily to secure the long-term financing of the acquisition of Cytec, expected to be closed by year end. This acquisition is subject to Cytec shareholder’s approval on November 24, 2015, and customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals.
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As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aeronautics or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 26,000 people in 52 countries and generated 10.2 billion euros in net sales in 2014. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on EURONEXT Brussels and EURONEXT Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).