Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s leading provider of dialysis products and services, has agreed to issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount of USD 1 billion. The bonds will mature in February 2031 and have an annual coupon of 2.375%. The issue price is 99.699%, resulting in a yield of 2.408%.
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of outstanding indebtedness.
The expected settlement date is September 16, 2020.
This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities to any person in Australia, Canada, Japan, or the United States of America (the “United States”) or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, absent such registration, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The securities are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States, only to certain non-U.S. investors pursuant to Regulation S. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan. The offer and sale of the securities referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan. There will be no public offer of the securities in the United States.
This announcement has been prepared on the basis that any offer of bonds in any Member State of the European Economic Area (each, a Member State) will only be made pursuant to an exemption under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended, the “Prospectus Regulation”), from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of securities. Fresenius Medical Care has not authorized, nor does it authorize, the making of any offer of securities in circumstances in which an obligation arises for Fresenius Medical Care or any other person to publish or supplement a prospectus for such offer.
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