Unilever kondigt sluiting obligatielening in VS aan
Unilever heeft bekendgemaakt dat de obligatielening van $ 1 miljard die op 30 juli in de VS werd uitgegeven, vandaag is gesloten. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)
Unilever announces closure of U.S. Bond issue
London/Rotterdam, 2nd August 2012 - Unilever announced that the $1 billion bond, consisting of $450 million Fixed Rate Notes due 30th July 2015 and $550 million Fixed Rate Notes due 2nd August 2017, launched on July 30, closed today.
Details of the issue are:
Type of security: Fixed Rate Note due 2015 at a coupon of 0.45% Aggregate Principal Amount: $450 million
Type of security: Fixed Rate Note due 2017 at a coupon of 0.85% Aggregate Principal Amount: $550 million
Mark Smith, Group Treasurer commented, "I am pleased to say that the issue has gone very well, with strong demand from investors enabling us to achieve financing at a competitive rate."
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