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Paris, November 25, 2013 -Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announces today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., intends to offer USD250 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.750% Senior Notes due November 2020 (the “Notes”) in an offering to qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be guaranteed (the “Guarantees”) on a senior unsecured basis by Alcatel-Lucent and certain of its subsidiaries.
The net proceeds from the issuance and sale of the Notes will be used, together with available cash, to repay the €298 million Senior Secured Term Loan Facility due 2019.
This press release must not be published, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada or Japan. This press release and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe for, nor the solicitation of an order to purchase or subscribe for, securities in the United States of America or in any other country.
This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in which, or to any persons to whom, such an offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful. The Notes and the Guarantees mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act, and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, any of the securities described herein or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for securities in France. The securities of Alcatel Lucent and Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. described herein have not been offered and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in France. Any offer of such securities or distribution of any offering material relating to such securities will be made only to (i) persons providing investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties (personnes fournissant le service d’investissement de gestion de portefeuille pour compte de tiers) and/or (ii) qualified investors acting for their own account as defined under articles L. 411-2 et D. 411-1 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and in accordance with articles L. 411-1 et L. 411-2 of the French Monetary and Financial Code.
In the event that the securities are offered or resold, directly or indirectly, to the public in France, the conditions relating to public offers set forth in Articles L. 411-1, L. 411-2, L. 412-1 and L. 621-8 to L. 621-8-3 of the French Monetary and Financial Code must be complied with.
In member states of the European Economic Area which have implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended) (the “Prospectus Directive”) other than France, this press release and any offer if made subsequently are directed exclusively at persons who are “qualified investors” and act for their own account within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive and any relevant implementing measures in the relevant member state.
This press release is not an invitation nor an inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (“FSMA”). This press release is directed only at (i) persons 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 referred to in Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth entities, non-registered associations, etc.) and (iv) other persons to whom this document may be lawfully communicated (all persons listed in (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) above being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). The securities of Alcatel Lucent and Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. described herein are available only to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person must not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
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Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information, all other information herein consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the future financial and operating results of Alcatel Lucent, are not guaranties of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to assess. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Alcatel Lucent’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as other filings by Alcatel Lucent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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|ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world.
Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the company’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
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