EADS Successfully Places $ 1 Billion Inaugural U.S. Bond
Amsterdam, 10 April 2013
EADS has successfully placed bonds in the U.S. institutional market for the first time in its history by pricing an inaugural USD 1 billion bond with a 10-year maturity on April 9, 2013.
The proceeds of this transaction will be used for general corporate purposes and will enable EADS to diversify its funding sources and access one of the largest and most liquid markets in the world.
The bonds will pay a fixed coupon of 2.70%. The issuance of the bonds is expected to occur on April 17, 2013.
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EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.
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