(SIX: SFZN) Siegfried Holding AG successfully placed a subordinated public hybrid bond in the amount of CHF 145 million at a yearly coupon of 2.125%. The proceeds are used for capital structure management purposes and repayment of existing bank loans.
The instrument is perpetual with an initial option to redeem after five years. The hybrid bond is ranking pari-passu with the public hybrid bond of CHF 100 million, which was issued by Siegfried on 2 October 2015, as well as with the privately placed CHF 60 million hybrid convertible bond with RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, which was issued by Siegfried on 29 September 2015. The bond will be applied for listing at SIX Swiss Exchange.
The bond offering attracted strong interest, particularly from Swiss investors, and was placed under the lead of UBS Investment Bank and Zürcher Kantonalbank.
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Siegfried Holding AG
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The Siegfried Group is active worldwide in the field of Life Sciences with production facilities located in Switzerland, the USA, Malta, China, Germany and France. Siegfried reported annual sales of CHF 481 million for 2015 and employs approximately 2300 employees at nine locations on three continents. Siegfried Holding AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SFZN).
Siegfried is active in both the primary and secondary production of drugs. The company develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients for the research-based pharmaceutical industry as well as the corresponding intermediates and controlled substances, and provides development and production services for finished dosage forms including sterile filling.
Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Siegfried Group management and other information currently available to the Siegfried Group. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. Siegfried Holding AG does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
The purpose of this document is to inform investors of Siegfried Holding AG and the public about the successful placement of the public hybrid bond. This document does not constitute an offer or a solicitation to exchange, buy or subscribe to securities in any jurisdiction, nor does it constitute an offering prospectus as defined by Art. 652a or Art. 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus as defined by the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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