EnterNext welcomes Eandis’ bonds on Alternext Brussels

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Brussels – 5 March 2014 – EnterNext announces the successful corporate bonds listing by Eandis on its Brussels Alternext market.

Eandis is an independent network operator and distributor of electricity and natural gas in Flanders (Belgium). It operates in 234 municipalities from the Belgian Coast to the Kempen region and employs about 4,200 employees.

The two bonds are admitted to listing on Alternext through a private placement with a total issued amount of € 75,000,000 reaching maturity respectively on  the 5th of March 2036 and the 5th of March 2044. The interest rate stands at 3.55%.

We are pleased to welcome the Eandis corporate bond issues on Alternext Brussels”, said Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels. “Bonds offer businesses an attractive source of additional funding that are both flexible and efficient, and we are convinced that our bond offering encourages investors to continue investing in the market.

Alain Baetens, Head of Listing at Euronext Brussels, added: “We are delighted to see Eandis as regular user of the debt capital markets of Euronext, thereby understanding the broad range of admission markets on offer. The private placement compartment of Alternext Brussels offers issuers a fast, efficient, cost effective way of raising money with less regulatory obligations. The successful placement of Eandis underscores the vital role capital markets can play in taking the strategy of companies, public or private, a step further.”

Walter Van den Bossche, CEO of Eandis, commented: “For Eandis, this Alternext Brussels listing is another important step in our policy of diversification of funding.”  David Termont, CFO of Eandis, added: “Eandis is pleased that these bonds, issued by a Belgian company, are listed on a Belgian exchange.”

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