Infineon Technologies AG today successfully placed corporate bonds with a volume of €2.9 billion under its recently established EMTN (European Medium Term Notes) programme. The placement was more than 5-times oversubscribed and consists of four tranches with different maturities. The proceeds will be used to repay a part of the bank loans incurred for the acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.
“We are very well on track to refinance the Cypress acquisition. With this first bond issuance under our EMTN programme, which is following the share placement we did end of May, we have taken two very important refinancing steps within just two months of closing the Cypress transaction,” said Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer of Infineon. “On the back of our investment grade rating, which is paramount to our financial policy, we successfully tapped the fixed income market in times of heightened global macroeconomic uncertainty. With this refinancing we improved our maturity profile significantly, achieved attractive funding conditions and enhanced our financial flexibility. The strong support from investors is clear evidence of the confidence of capital markets in the economic prospects of Infineon.”
The bond issuance consists of four fixed-rate tranches with different maturities: a 3-year tranche of €750 million with a coupon of 0.75 percent p.a., a 6-year tranche of €750 million with a coupon of 1.125 percent p.a., a 9-year tranche of €750 million with a coupon of 1.625 percent p.a. and a 12-year tranche of €650 million with a coupon of 2.00 percent p.a. The notes are rated BBB- by S&P Global Ratings.
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Information to Distributors
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