Copenhagen, 2017-08-23 17:05 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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ISS Global A/S has today successfully priced an issuance of 10 year EUR bonds for a principal amount of EUR 600 million maturing on 31 August 2027 with a coupon of 1.500%.
The notes will be issued under the company's EUR 3bn European Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme, which is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
The net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes including repayment of existing debt.
Pierre-François Riolacci, Group CFO, ISS A/S, said:
"We continuously seek to optimise our capital structure and with current market performance we considered it the appropriate time to lock-in interest rates and expand our maturity profile. We are very satisfied with the outcome and the strong investor support, which confirms the financial stability and strength of ISS."
For investor enquiries
Nicholas Ward, Head of Group Investor Relations, +45 38 17 62 51
Martin Kjær Hansen, Senior Investor Relations Manager, +45 38 17 64 31
For media enquiries
Lena Stennicke, Global Media Relations Manager, +45 38 17 65 03
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION TO AN OFFER TO BUY, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN, IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH JURISDICTION. ANY DECISION TO INVEST IN THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN MUST BE MADE SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF THE PROSPECTUS PUBLISHED ON 10 MAY 2017, AS AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S) UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT"). ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTRARY TO THE FOREGOING SHOULD NOT ACT OR RELY ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS IN RELATION TO THE SECURITIES. THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, U.S. PERSONS EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ONLY DIRECTED AT PERSONS WHO ARE: (I) OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM; (II) INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION ORDER) 2005 (THE "ORDER", (III) PERSONS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) ("HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS ETC") OF THE ORDER; OR (IV) ANY OTHER PERSON TO WHOM THIS INFORMATION MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE COMMUNICATED (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS RELEVANT PERSONS). THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL NOT AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH RESULTS IN AN OFFER OF TRANSFERABLE SECURITIES TO THE PUBLIC IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT A RELEVANT PERSON SHOULD NOT ACT OR RELY ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS IN RELATION TO THE SECURITIES.
WITH RESPECT TO THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA WHICH HAVE IMPLEMENTED DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC AS AMENDED (TOGETHER WITH ANY APPLICABLE IMPLEMENTING MEASURES IN ANY MEMBER STATE, THE "PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE") (EACH A "RELEVANT MEMBER STATE"), NO ACTION HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN OR WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO MAKE AN OFFER TO THE PUBLIC OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN REQUIRING A PUBLICATION OF A PROSPECTUS IN ANY RELEVANT MEMBER STATE. AS A RESULT, THESE SECURITIES MAY ONLY BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN ANY RELEVANT MEMBER STATE PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION UNDER THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ONLY ADDRESSED TO, AND DIRECTED AT, PERSONS IN MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA WHO ARE "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE ("QUALIFIED
INVESTORS"). IN DENMARK, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS.
The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world's leading Facility Services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to DKK 79.1 billion in 2016 and ISS has more than 491,000 employees and activities in more than 70 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers. For more information, visit www.issworld.com.
ISS A/S, ISIN DK0060542181, ISIN US4651472056
ISS Global A/S, ISIN XS1145526585, ISIN XS1330300341, ISIN XS1145526825