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Today, Evonik Industries AG successfully placed a senior bond with a nominal value of €500 million. The proceeds of this issue will be used to partially refinance the outstanding €650 million senior bond due in March 2021. The coupon was fixed at 0.625 percent p.a. with a tenor of 5 years and 4 months.
“The bond market is an important and attractive source for Evonik’s corporate financing,” said Ute Wolf, chief financial officer of Evonik. “We use the good environment to further strengthen our liquidity position.”
The bond will be rated in line with the ratings of Evonik Industries AG which are Baa1 (negative outlook) from Moody’s and BBB+ (stable outlook) from S&P.
Joint bookrunners were Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs International, Helaba, J.P. Morgan and Société Générale. The bond was placed with around 130 domestic and international institutional investors.
The bond was placed in connection with the base prospectus dated 17 April 2020, as supplemented by a supplement dated 7 May 2020, relating to the EUR 5,000,000,000 debt issuance programme of Evonik Industries AG.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow.
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