Unilever prices $3.15 billion bond on the U.S. market
Unilever has on 2 May 2017 priced a quadruple-tranche $3.15 billion bond on the U.S. market. $800 million 1.80 per cent fixed rate notes are due 5 May 2020, $850 million 2.20 per cent fixed rate notes are due 5 May 2022, $500 million 2.60 per cent fixed rate notes are due 5 May 2024 and a further $1 billion 2.90 per cent fixed rate notes are due 5 May 2027. The bond offering is scheduled to close on 5 May 2017.
This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained by calling Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at 1-800-503-4611, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at 1-866-471-2526, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 1-212-834-4533 or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1-866-718-1649.
An electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement, together with the prospectus, is also available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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