Finmeccanica successfully issues a benchmark EUR 700 million of long 7-year bonds
Today Finmeccanica, through its wholly owned subsidiary Finmeccanica Finance S.A., successfully issued EUR 700 million of bonds in the capital markets. The issue has a long 7-year life, with maturity in January 2021 and a fixed-rate coupon of 4.50%. The issue price is 98.505%. Coupons are paid annually in arrears. The notes are fully guaranteed by Finmeccanica S.p.A., have been subscribed exclusively by domestic and international institutional investors and will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.
Finmeccanica has issued bonds to benefit from the present favourable European bond market conditions. The proceeds from the transaction will be used in alternative to other financial sources and the average debt life will remain at over 9 years.
The transaction was more than 4 times oversubscribed, confirming Finmeccanica’s solid standing in the financial markets. The book includes top European institutional investors, representing a breadth of countries.
Finmeccanica’s credit rating is Ba1 for Moody’s (Negative Outlook), BB+ for Standard&Poor’s (Stable Outlook) and BB+ for Fitch (Negative Outlook).
The transaction was managed by Banca Intesa, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, RBS, Santander, Société Générale and Unicredit.