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Paris, April 30, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has made a tender offer for the purchase of certain of its outstanding notes and bonds, up to a maximum aggregate amount of EUR 750,000,000.
The bond and note tender offer follows Alcatel-Lucent closing a Euro 2 billion senior credit facility in January 2013, with the proceeds – received in Q1 – to be applied in the management of the company’s debt maturity, amongst other corporate purposes.
Additional information about the cash tender offer is available, subject to certain restrictions, on the website of Alcatel-Lucent, available here.
This press release is for information only and does not constitute an offer or an invitation to participate in an offer to tender securities. The cash tender offer is not open to any persons located or resident in the US, is not being made by use of mails or any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and internet) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facilities of a national securities exchange of, the United States and is subject to other restrictions.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry
Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company’s continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance. In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World
With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris
For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.