Snam: two tranche fixed rate bond issue successfully launched for a total of 2.5 billion euro, reserved to institutional investors

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San Donato Milanese, 10 September 2012 – TodaySnam SpA (S&P rating A-, Moody’s Baa1) successfully launched a two tranche fixed rate bond issue, with tenors of 5 and a half years and 10 years, for a total nominal amount of 2.5 billion euro as part of its EMTN Programme (Euro Medium Term Notes) approved by the Board of Directors last June 4th.


Today’s bond issue represents a significant step forward toward the completion of the programme announced at the beginning of this year, to raise financing from the debt capital markets in order for Snam to realize full financial independence.


The bond issue attracted orders for more than 12 billion euro, with high quality and  wide and geographical diversification of investors allowing the company to increase the average duration of its debt.


The bond will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.


“The success of the transaction confirms the market’s positive attitude towards Snam’s credit. The issues of bonds representing approximately ¾ of the bridge to bond financing give us the flexibility to evaluate the best options in terms of timing and conditions for the remaining issues- said Carlo Malacarne, Snam CEO. This transaction also allows the company to consolidate its position even with long-term investors�?.


Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers of the placement, which is reserved to institutional investors, were BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, HSBC, Mediobanca, Société Générale CIB and UBS together with Banca IMI, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UniCredit,


Details are:


5 and ½ year Tranche

Amount: Euro 1.5 billion

Maturity: March 19th,  2018

Annual coupon of 3.875% . The re-offer price is 99.620 (equivalent to a spread of 285 basis points over the reference mid-swap rate).


10 year Tranche

Amount: Euro 1.0 billion

Maturity: September 19 th, 2022

Annual coupon of 5.25% . The re-offer price is 99.444 (equivalent to a spread of 350 basis points over the reference mid-swap rate).



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