Paris, June 05, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU – the “Company”) launched on June 2, 2014 an offering of bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new and/or existing shares (the “Bonds”) in two tranches:
- the first tranche of an initial nominal amount of approximately EUR 625.8 million maturing on January 30, 2019 (the “2019 Bonds”); and
- the second tranche of an initial nominal amount of approximately EUR 418.4 million maturing on January 30, 2020 (the “2020 Bonds”).
The Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners of the issuance have informed the Company that they exercise in full on this date the over-allotment options.
Therefore, the amount of the 2019 Bonds issuance was increased to EUR 688,425,000.00 corresponding to 167,500,000 2019 Bonds and the amount of the 2020 Bonds issuance was increased to EUR 460,289,979.90 corresponding to 114,499,995 2020 Bonds.
The expected date of issuance and settlement and delivery of the 2019 Bonds and the 2020 Bonds is June 10, 2014.
The Bonds have been rated B- by Standard and Poor’s and Caa1 by Moody’s.
The Bonds were only subject to a private placement in France and outside France (but not in the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan) to persons referred to in article L. 411-2-II of the French Monetary and Financial Code (Code monétaire et financier), without a public offering in any country (including France).
This press release does not constitute a subscription offer, and the offering of the Bonds does not constitute a public offering in any country, including France.
This is an abbreviated version of a more detailed press release which can be found online at http://resources.alcatel-lucent.com/forms/press20140602EN.cfm.
ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU)
We are 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, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world.
Underpinning us 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 the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group 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”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the 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 Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, 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.