Fresenius successfully places senior notesMarch 21, 2012
Bad Homburg v.d.H.
Fresenius successfully placed €500 million of senior unsecured notes. Proceeds are intended to be used for acquisitions, including the acquisition of the Damp Group, refinancing of short-term debt, and general corporate purposes.
The senior notes have a coupon of 4.250%, a maturity of seven years and were issued at par.
The transaction was well received by investors and substantially oversubscribed.
The senior notes were issued by Fresenius Finance B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, and offered through a private placement to institutional investors.
Fresenius has applied to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange to admit the senior notes to trading on its regulated market.
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