Brussels – 27 November 2014 – Euronext announces the successful corporate bond listing by Fluxys, the independent operator of the natural gas transmission system in Belgium, on its Euronext Brussels market. With maturities of 15 and 20 years, this is the private placement from a non-rated European corporate issuer that has the longest maturities ever on Euronext.
Two bonds were admitted to listing on Euronext Brussels through a private placement with a total issued amount of €350 million split into €250 million reaching maturity on 27 November 2029 and €100 million reaching maturity on 27 November 2034. The interest rates stand respectively at 2.75% and 3.25%.
“We congratulate Fluxys on its successful bond listing,” said Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels.“Euronext, as Europe’s leading exchange operator, enables companies to achieve their funding needs in an efficient manner andmaximisethe visibility of their investment story. With over 4000 listed bonds Euronext is the natural financing centre for issuers looking to list fixed income products.”
Alain Baetens, Head of Listings of Euronext Brussels, added: “The successful private placement for Fluxys means another milestone in the bond listings on Euronext, with long term maturities never achieved before for a non-rated European issuer in the listed private placement segment. This underscores the confidence of institutional investors in Fluxys, and Euronext as the dedicated capital raising center in Europe.”
Today, to celebrate the introduction of the new bonds, Walter Peeraer, CEO of Fluxys, rang the bell in Brussels to open the trading on Euronext’s European markets. He was accompanied by Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels, and Alain Baetens, Head of Listings of Euronext Brussels.