Zaandam, the Netherlands, March 26, 2020 – Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. announced today that it has successfully launched and priced €500 million fixed rate bonds due in 2027.
The 7-year fixed rate bonds will bear a coupon of 1.75% per annum and were issued at a price of 99.44 per cent of the nominal value.
The senior unsecured offering is expected to be assigned BBB/Baa1 credit ratings by S&P and Moody’s respectively. The bonds were placed with a broad range of institutional investors across Europe.
The settlement of the bond issue will take place on April 2, 2020. The net proceeds from the offering will be applied for the refinancing of debt and for general corporate purposes.
BNP PARIBAS, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Merrill Lynch International acted as joint lead managers. The bonds will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
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