22.11.2005: Meldung: Veolia Environnement SA: transaction to extend its average debt maturity
Veolia Environnement launches transaction to extend its average debt maturity
Veolia Environnement today announces the launch of a financial transaction aimed at smoothening the repayment of its liabilities and simultaneously extending the average maturity of its debt.
This operation combines a tender offer of its notes due June 2008 which have a current amount of EUR 1,850 million and a new bond issue (with a longer maturity).
The tender will be for an amount between EUR 300 millions EUR 1 billion. The tender offer launched today will be closed on 30 November 2005.
The new bond issue of a benchmark size will be launched around 29 November under Veolia Environnement’s Paris-listed EMTN programme, subject to market conditions. Its amount and its maturity will be determined in conjunction with the result of the tender.
The banks retained for this operation are BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse First Boston, Dresdner Kleinwort Wassertein, Natexis Banques Populaires.
Analyst and institutional investor contact: Nathalie Pinon +33 1 71 75 01 67