Georg Fischer begibt Obligationenanleihe

25.08.2009 14:30

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES (OR TO U.S. PERSONS) OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH OFFERS OR SALES WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Mit der Ausgabe einer Obligationenanleihe hat der Georg Fischer Konzern 300 Millionen Schweizer Franken langfristiges Fremdkapital aufgenommen. Diese Anleihe stellt einen wichtigen Baustein zur Sicherung der mittelfristigen Finanzierung des Konzerns dar.

Die Anleihe wird mit 4,5 Prozent verzinst und läuft bis zum Jahr 2014. Die Obligation wurde zu einem Emissionspreis von 100,3 Prozent ausgegeben. Ein Bankenkonsortium unter Führung der Zürcher Kantonalbank und der UBS hat die Emission heute institutionellen und privaten Investoren angeboten. Mit dieser Emission verfolgt Georg Fischer weiterhin sein Ziel einer ausgewogenen Fremdfinanzierungs-Struktur und eines gesunden Fälligkeits-Profils. Das grosse Interesse von Käufern an der Anleihe dokumentiert das Vertrauen der Anleger in das Unternehmen und die positiven Perspektiven von Georg Fischer.



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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED ("REGULATION S") OR TO U.S. PERSONS. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL SECURITIES OR THE SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER TO BUY BONDS, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY OFFER OF BONDS IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. THE BONDS HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, (AS AMENDED) (THE “SECURITIES ACT”) OR UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OR WITH ANY SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES. THE BONDS DESCRIBED HEREIN WILL BE PLACED AND SOLD ONLY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN OFFSHORE TRANSACTIONS IN RELIANCE ON REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY BONDS. NEITHER DOES IT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS PURSUANT TO ART. 652A AND/OR 1156 OF THE SWISS CODE OF OBLIGATIONS.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DIRECTED AT AND IS ONLY BEING DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TO (I) PERSONS WHO HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (THE “ORDER”), (II) HIGH NET WORTH ENTITIES, AND OTHER PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE COMMUNICATED FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49 OF THE ORDER, AND (III) PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE COMMUNICATED (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS"). THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE READ, ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS. BY READING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, THE READER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT IS A PERSON EITHER (I) OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM OR (II) FALLING WITHIN ONE OF THE FOREGOING CATEGORIES.

IN MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”), THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER IF MADE SUBSEQUENTLY IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHO ARE “QUALIFIED INVESTORS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF THE DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC (THE “PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE”) (“QUALIFIED INVESTORS”). ANY PERSON IN THE EEA WHO ACQUIRES THE BONDS IN ANY OFFER (AN “INVESTOR”) OR TO WHOM ANY OFFER OF BONDS IS MADE WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT IT IS A QUALIFIED INVESTOR. ANY INVESTOR WILL ALSO BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT ANY BONDS ACQUIRED BY IT IN THE OFFER HAVE NOT BEEN ACQUIRED ON BEHALF OF PERSONS IN THE EEA OTHER THAN QUALIFIED INVESTORS OR PERSONS IN THE UK AND OTHER MEMBER STATES (WHERE EQUIVALENT LEGISLATION EXISTS) FOR WHOM THE INVESTOR HAS AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS ON A WHOLLY DISCRETIONARY BASIS, NOR HAVE THE BONDS BEEN ACQUIRED WITH A VIEW TO THEIR OFFER OR RESALE IN THE EEA TO PERSONS WHERE THIS WOULD RESULT IN A REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLICATION BY THE ISSUER OR THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS OF A PROSPECTUS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE. THE ISSUER, THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES WILL RELY UPON THE TRUTH AND ACCURACY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND AGREEMENTS.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO THE PUBLIC UNDER THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 1, PARAGRAPH 1, LETTER (T) LEGISLATIVE DECREE N. 58 OF 24 FEBRUARY 1998, AS AMENDED. THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN CANNOT BE OFFERED, DISTRIBUTED, MARKETED, PROMOTED OR SOLICITED IN ITALY TO ITALIAN INVESTORS OTHER THAN TO "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" AS DEFINED BY ARTICLE 100 OF LEGISLATIVE DECREE N. 58 OF 24 FEBRUARY 1998 AND ARTICLE 2(1)(E)(I) to (III) OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT DIRECTED TO ITALIAN RESIDENTS OTHER THAN ITALIAN QUALIFIED INVESTORS.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A SUMMARY OF THE OFFERING. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT PURPORT TO IDENTIFY OR SUGGEST THE RISKS (DIRECT OR INDIRECT) WHICH MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH AN INVESTMENT IN THE BONDS.

THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS ARE ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE ISSUER AND NO ONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE BONDS AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR PROVIDING THE PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO CLIENTS OF THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS, OR FOR PROVIDING ADVICE IN RELATION TO THE BONDS.

NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS OR WILL BE MADE AS TO, OR IN RELATION TO, AND NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY IS OR WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS, OR BY ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS AS TO OR IN RELATION TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR VERIFICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON THE ISSUER OR ANY OTHER WRITTEN OR ORAL INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE TO ANY INTERESTED PARTY OR ITS ADVISERS AND ANY LIABILITY THEREFOR IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING, THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAY, FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNT, ENTER INTO ASSET SWAPS, CREDIT DERIVATIVES OR OTHER DERIVATIVE TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO THE BONDS AT THE SAME TIME AS THE OFFER AND SALE OF THE BONDS OR IN SECONDARY MARKET TRANSACTIONS. THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAY FROM TIME TO TIME HOLD LONG OR SHORT POSITIONS IN OR BUY AND SELL SUCH SECURITIES OR DERIVATIVES. NO DISCLOSURE WILL BE MADE OF ANY SUCH POSITIONS OTHER THAN AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAWS AND DIRECTIVES.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING, THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES ACTING AS AN INVESTOR FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNT MAY TAKE UP BONDS AND IN THAT CAPACITY MAY RETAIN, PURCHASE OR SELL FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNT SUCH SECURITIES AND ANY SECURITIES OF THE ISSUER OR ANY RELATED INVESTMENTS AND MAY OFFER OR SELL SUCH SECURITIES OR OTHER INVESTMENTS OTHERWISE THAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING. THE JOINT LEAD MANAGERS DO NOT INTEND TO DISCLOSE THE EXTENT OF ANY SUCH INVESTMENT OR TRANSACTIONS OTHERWISE THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY LEGAL OR REGULATORY OBLIGATION TO DO SO.

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