Infineon Makes Successful Debut on the Eurobond Market and Places Two Eurobonds for Euro 800 Million
Munich, Germany – February 27, 2015 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today launched and priced two Eurobonds with a combined volume of Euro 800 million. This is the first such transaction in the company’s history.
The proceeds of the transaction will replace the bridge financing granted by banks to Infineon in August 2014 for the acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation.
“Infineon’s successful Eurobond debut reflects our broad access to financing sources and ensures a balanced maturity profile,” says Dominik Asam, Chief Financial Officer of Infineon Technologies AG.
The Eurobonds were placed following a three-day roadshow on an unrated basis at attractive terms. The short-term bond in the amount of Euro 300 million maturing in three and a half years will pay a coupon of 1.00 percent. The long-term bond with a volume of Euro 500 million maturing in seven years will pay a coupon of 1.50 percent. The bonds will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.
The orderbook for both Eurobonds was multiple times oversubscribed enabling a well-diversified distribution among international institutional investors including fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds and banks.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup arranged the transaction. Bayerische Landesbank, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, DZ Bank AG, Erste Group Bank AG, Goldman Sachs International, Helaba, Raiffeisen Bank International, The Royal Bank of Scotland and UniCredit Bank acted as joint lead managers on the offering.
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Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductors. Infineon offers products and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2014 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.3 billion with about 29,800 employees worldwide. In January 2015, Infineon acquired US-based International Rectifier Corporation, a leading provider of power management technology, with revenues of USD 1.1 billion (fiscal year 2014 ending June 29) and approximately 4,200 employees.
Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
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