Thales: issue of a €500 million bond
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) has issued today a €500m, 0.75% fixed-rate bond maturing in January 2025.
This issue will be used for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of the €500m bond maturing in March 2018. It forms part of the liquidity management of Thales aiming at maintaining the Group's financial flexibility and extend the maturity of its financial resources.
The marked success of this issue with investors confirms the confidence of the market in the creditworthiness of the Group. The long term debt of Thales is rated A- (CreditWatch negative) by S&P Global Ratings and A2 (outlook: negative) by Moody’s.
The issue was lead managed by Barclays, HSBC, Natixis, CM-CIC and MUFG.