Unilever issues 30 year US$1 billion bond
Unilever through its wholly owned subsidiary Unilever Capital Corporation rated A1 (stable) / A+ (stable) priced today a $1 billion 30 year SEC registered Global Bond. The issue is guaranteed jointly and severally by Unilever N.V., Unilever PLC and Unilever United States, Inc.
The coupon of 5.90% represented a spread of 92 basis points over US Treasuries. The issue was completed within a single business day and was placed with over 120 institutional investors across the United States and over 50 international investors.
JP Morgan and Salomon Smith Barney acted as joint bookrunners on this transaction. Co-managers were ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley and UBS Warburg.
The offering is being made only pursuant to a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Vice President – Treasury & Control, Unilever United States, Inc., 700 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
Tel. +1 201 894-2109; Fax. +1 201 894-2138.