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Successful outcome of the tender offer on Capgemini`s 2020 bonds
Paris, April 11, 2018- Capgemini reports on the successful results of the cash tender offer launched on April 3, 2018, by BNP Paribas on Capgemini`s €1.25 billion bond maturing in July 2020 (the 2020 bond, ISIN FR0012821932) which expired on April 10, 2018: on the back of the significant participation to the tender, BNP Paribas announced today it has increased the aggregate principal amount of 2020 bonds that it intends to purchase to €574 million from the €500 million initially announced, for a total cash consideration of €597 million, excluding accrued interest.
This comes after the successful pricing by Capgemini on April 3, 2018, of €600 million 6.5-year 1.00% notes (the 2024 bond, ISIN FR0013327962) and €500 million 10-year 1.75% notes (the 2028 bond, ISIN FR0013327988).
As previously communicated, Capgemini intends to exchange all of the 2020 bonds acquired by BNP Paribas through the tender offer with 2024 bonds. Following the cancellation of the 2020 bonds brought to the exchange, the outstanding principal amount of 2020 bonds will be reduced to €676 million.
The proceeds from the 2028 bond and the balance remaining from the 2024 bond will be used for general corporate purposes, including the redemption of its €500 million bond maturing on July 2, 2018 (ISIN FR0012821924).
Through these transactions, which will have no significant impact on the total amount of the Group`s debt, Capgemini takes advantage of current attractive market conditions to proactively manage its debt maturity profile.
The French financial market authority (AMF, Autorité des Marchés Financiers) granted on April 10, 2018, the visa number 18-126 on the prospectus relating to the issue by Capgemini of its 2024 and 2028 bonds. The issuance of these bonds and the exchange with BNP Paribas relating to the repurchased 2020 bonds are expected to settle on April 18, 2018.
This press release and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer to sell, purchase or subscribe, nor a solicitation of an order to purchase or subscribe the notes in any country, in particular in the United States nor is it a solicitation for acceptance of any tender offer mentioned in this press release. The distribution of this press release may be restricted in some countries and persons in possession of this press release should inform themselves about and comply with any applicable restrictions.
This press release is not an offer for sale of the notes in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Capgemini SE does not intend to register any portion of the offering mentioned in this press release in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the notes in the United States. The tender offer mentioned in this press release is made only by the offeror mentioned herein. The tender offer is not being made to (nor will tender of notes be accepted from or on behalf of) holders of notes in any jurisdiction (including the United States, Canada, Japan or Australia) in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.
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