Infineon places €500 million bond with a maturity of three years
Munich, Germany – 11 February 2022 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) yesterday successfully placed a corporate bond with a volume of €500 million under its EMTN (European Medium Term Notes) program. The placement was multiple times over-subscribed. The bond has an annual coupon of 0.625% and a maturity of three years. “We are pleased about the great interest shown by many domestic and international investors. Following the recent upgrade of our rating to ’BBB, outlook stable’ by S&P Global, yesterday’s transaction was a resounding success,“ said Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer of Infineon.
The bond is issued in partial debentures in the nominal amount of €100,000 each and was placed exclusively with qualified institutional investors. The proceeds will be used for the refinancing of Euro-denominated capital market obligations. As recently as June 2020, Infineon had placed corporate bonds with a volume of €2.9 billion under its EMTN program, in order to repay a large part of the bank loans incurred for the acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.
The Base Prospectus dated February 4, 2022 for the Issuer's EUR 8,000,000,000 Debt Issuance Programme is available at https://www.bourse.lu. Any supplements to the Base Prospectus and the Final Terms for the securities described herein will be available at https://www.bourse.lu upon their publication.
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Pursuant to EU product governance requirements, the bonds have been subject to a product approval process, under which each distributor has determined that such bonds are: (i) compatible with an end target market of investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II to professional clients and eligible counterparties, respectively. Any distributor subsequently offering the bonds is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the bonds and determining appropriate distribution channels.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon are the key to a better future. With around 50,280 employees worldwide, Infineon generated revenue of about €11.1 billion in the 2021 fiscal year (ending 30 September) and is one of the ten largest semiconductor companies worldwide.
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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