21.2.2004: Meldung: Veolia Environment: € 3,5 Billion Revolving Credit Facility
Veolia Environnement ("VE") is pleased to announce that it has completed the signing of a €3.5 billion5 year Multi-currency Revolving Credit Facility (the "Facility") on 19th February 2004 and thanks all the participants in this transaction for their involvement.
The Facility, which was originally launched for €3 billion, attracted strong support in syndication raising a total of €4.8 billion. VE decided to increase the facility amount up to €3.5 billion.
The Facility will be used for general corporate purposes. It also substitutes VE"s two main syndicated facilities (the EUR 2.165 billion - maturing 3 November 2004 as well as the EUR 2.25 billion - maturing 13 March 2006) and will contribute to the strengthening of the liquidity of the Group in a cost efficient manner.
The list of banks is as follows:
Mandated Lead Arrangers
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Banc of America Securities Limited
Citibank International plc
Deutsche Bank AG
SG Corporate & Investment Banking
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.
Barclays Bank PLC
Credit Mutuel - CIC Credit Industriel et Commercial
Fortis International Finance (Dublin)
ING Bank (France) S.A.
Mizuho Financial Group
Natexis Banques Populaires
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Paris Branch
Credit Suisse First Boston
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
KBC Bank N.V.
Senior Lead Managers
ANZ Investment Bank
Banca Intesa (France) S.A.
Dexia Investments Ireland
Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale
Veolia Environnement is a corporation listed on the NYSE and Euronext Paris. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management"s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties include in particular risks related to customary provisions of divesture transactions as well as those described in the documents Veolia Environnement has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Veolia Environnement does not undertake, nor does it have, any obligation to provide updates or to revise any forward-looking statements. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of documents filed by Veolia Environnement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from Veolia Environnement.
Analyst and institutional investor contact: Nathalie Pinon +33 1 71 75 01 67
US Investor contact: Brian Sullivan +(1) 941 362 24 35
Press release also available on our web site :http://veoliaenvironnement-finance.com