The issue proceeds will be used for Group general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of the €500 million senior notes maturing on November 29, 2016. This transaction enables Capgemini to maintain an adequate level of financial flexibility, while benefiting from attractive financing conditions.
The notes are rated BBB by Standard & Poor’s, in line with the rating of Capgemini (BBB/stable). Settlement of the notes will occur on November 9, 2016.
The prospectus of the notes has received visa number 16-518 from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on November 7, 2016. Copy of this prospectus is available without charge at the head office of Cap Gemini S.A., the parent company of the Group and is also available on the website of the company (www.capgemini.com) and on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org).
This press release and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe, nor a solicitation of an order to purchase or subscribe the notes in any country, in particular in the United States. The distribution of this press release may be restricted in some countries and persons in possession of this press release should inform themselves about and comply with any applicable restrictions.
These materials are not an offer for sale of the notes in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The notes may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Capgemini has not registered, and does not intend to register, any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the notes in the United States.
This press release contains information which could be deemed as forward-looking with respect to Capgemini’s financial condition, results of operations, business, strategy or plans. Although Capgemini believes that such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from the forward looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, including but not limited to the risks regarding antitrust and regulatory approval as well as the risks described in the documents Capgemini has filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French financial markets authority) and which are also available in English and French on our website (www.capgemini.com). Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the documents filed by Capgemini with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers at www.amf-france.org, or directly from Capgemini.
The present forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this presentation and Capgemini did not disclaim any intention or obligation to provide, update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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