Ardagh Group S.A. Pricing of €790 million Senior Secured Notes
5 June 2020
LUXEMBOURG, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardagh Group ("Ardagh") has today priced an issue of €790 million 2.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the "Notes") at 96.5, representing a yield of 2.74%. The Notes mirror the terms of our 2.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, issued in August 2019.
Proceeds from the issuance of the Notes, net of expenses, will be used to redeem in full the €741 million 2.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2024, as well as to pay accrued interest and redemption premium.
Paul Coulson, Chairman and CEO, said "Ardagh is delighted with the very strong support we received in today's upsized transaction. Following our capital markets activity of recent weeks we have no bond maturities before 2025, a weighted average debt maturity of six years and we have significantly increased our liquidity."
This release is for information purposes only and is not an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any of the 2.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2024.
Ardagh Group is a global supplier of infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for the world's leading brands. Ardagh operates more than 50 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries across three continents, employing over 16,000 people with sales of $6.7bn.
The offering of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation, as implemented in Member States of the European Economic Area, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities. This announcement does not constitute an advertisement for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation.
The Notes have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any U.S. State security laws. Accordingly, the Notes are being offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities referred to in this announcement, in any jurisdiction, including the United States, in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, or an exemption from registration.
MiFID II professionals/ECPs-only/No PRIIPs KID – Manufacturer target market (MIFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as not available to retail in EEA.
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