Paris – 12 January 2015 – Euronext announces the successful corporate bond listing by Publicis Groupe on its Paris market.
Publicis Groupe is the third largest communications group worldwide, leader in digital and interactive communication. With activities spanning 108 countries on five continents, Publicis Groupe employs more than 63,000 professionals. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of communication services.
The Publicis Groupe bond was admitted to listing on Euronext Paris through a placement with a total issued amount of €1.3 billion of notes consisting of two tranches :
- a €700 million tranche reaching maturity on 16 December 2021, with a 1.125% annual coupon, executed with a 60 basis point spread over mid-swap (ISIN : FR0012384634);
- a €600 million tranche reaching maturity on 16 December 2024, with a 1.625% annual coupon, executed with a 75 basis point spread over mid-swap (ISIN : FR0012384667).
Marc Lefèvre,Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage at Euronext, said :“We are pleased that Publicis Groupe has chosen to list this bond on Euronext Paris. With over 4,500 bonds listed on our European markets, Euronext is the natural place for issuers to look to in meeting their financing needs and achieving their funding objectives through bonds. The listing on Euronext will increase the visibility and liquidity of the bond of Publicis Groupe.”
Jean-Michel Etienne, Group Chief Financial Officer of Publicis Groupe, added: “This successful bond issue will finance the acquisition of Sapient which will uniquely position Publicis to help all clients with true depth of expertise in all key areas for the future of marketing. This acquisition will allowPublicis Groupe to assert even faster as the leader in the convergence of marketing, communication, omnichannel commerce and technology”