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Paris, December 5, 2013 –Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is pleased to announce today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., has priced an offer to sell USD 650 million of its 4.625% Senior Notes due 2017 (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 were priced at 99.593% of their principal amount, with a yield to maturity of 4.750%. 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 or redeem (or refinance amounts used to repay or redeem) in full the USD 931 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of the 7.750% Convertible Trust Preferred Securities due 2017 issued by Lucent Technologies Capital Trust I. This new transaction, as part of The Shift Plan announced in June 2013, is expected to contribute to lower the company financial expenses.
|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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