Zaandam, the Netherlands, September 12, 2017 – Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. announced today that it has successfully launched and priced a new €750 million 7-year Eurobond. This transaction is Ahold Delhaize’s inaugural debt capital market offering as a combined group.
The bonds were sold at an issue price of 99.474 per cent and carry an annual coupon of 0.875 per cent. The settlement date has been set at September 19, 2017. The securities were placed with a broad range of institutional investors across Europe.
The senior unsecured bonds will mature on September 19, 2024. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan acted as joint lead managers. The bonds will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
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The offer of bonds referred to in this communication was limited to qualified investors only. The bonds have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as mended (the “US Securities Act”) and will also not be registered with any authority competent with respect to securities in any state or other jurisdiction of the United States of America. The bonds may not be offered or sold in the United States of America without either registration of the securities or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act being applicable.
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