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Rating

Two credit agencies rate Publicis Groupe: Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. Each has its own ratings criteria, which determine the Groupe’s access conditions on Financial Markets.

Credits Rating

Information is as of December 5, 2017

Rating Agency Type of Debt Rating Outlook
Standard & Poor's Senior unsecured debt BBB+ Stable
Moody's Senior unsecured debt Baa2 Stable

Straight Bond

STRAIGHT BONDS 2016

Type of bond

Fixed rate Eurobond

Issue date

11/03/2016

Maturity

7 years

Maturity date

11/03/2023

Amount

Eur 500 Million

Rate

0.50% Per Annum

Listing

Euronext Paris

Publicis Groupe (EURONEXT : PUB FP), rated Baa2 by Moody's and BBB+ by Standard and Poor's (both with a stable outlook), announces that it has successfully priced its offering of EUR 500 million maturing November 3 rd 2023 with an annual coupon of 0.50 % corresponding to a spread of mid-swap +50bps.
Publicis intends to use the net proceeds of the issue to partially repay the 1.6 billion usd bank loan that was subscribed in January 2015 to fund the acquisition of Sapient Corporation Inc and its general corporate purposes.
Please see prospectus in regulatory Document

STRAIGHT BONDS 2014

TYPE OF BOND

FIXED RATED EUROBOND

Issue date

12/16/2014

Maturity

7 YEARS

Amount

EURO 700 MILLION

Rate

1.125% PER ANNUM

Listing

EURONEXT PARIS

 

 

TYPE OF BOND

FIXED RATED EUROBOND

Issue date

12/16/2014

Maturity

10 YEARS

Amount

EURO 600 MILLION

Rate

1.625% PER ANNUM

Listing

EEURONEXT PARIS

Publicis Groupe (EURONEXT : PUB FP), rated Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB+ by Standard and Poor’s (both with a stable outlook), announces that it has successfully priced its offering of EUR 1.3 billion of notes, consisting of two tranches. Any remaining proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. Please see prospectus

Oceane

Oceane 2018

Issue date

18/01/2012

Maturity

16 years

Maturity date

18/01/2018

Amount

Eur 690 millions

Rate

1% per anum (yields-to-maturity;2.75%)

Listing

Euronext Paris (ISIN code: FR0000180127)

VIEW THE NOTE (french only)
The bond is composed of 17,624,521 bonds of ?39.15 each (representing a premium of 35% over the Publicis share reference price at the time of the issue), issued at par and bearing interest at the annual rate of 1%. These bonds will be redeemed in full at their maturity, on January 18, 2018, for an amount corresponding to 134.59% of par. However, they may be amortized prior to maturity, either privately on the public markets or by public tender or exchange offers, at any time on or after January 18, 2007. Bondholders have the possibility of requesting early redemption (put option) on January 18 in 2006, 2010, and 2014. As part of a continuing move to simplify its balance sheet, on January 5, 2005 Publicis Groupe proposed early redemption of 2018 OCEANEs (bonds convertible into new or existing shares), through an additional put option granted to bondholders to be exercized in January/February 2005. 62% of the 2018 OCEANE?s outstanding nominal amount was exercised pursuant to the additional early redemption option. From February 10, 2005 the outstanding nominal amount is approximately EUR 262 million, representing only 6.7 million bonds. For further information, please refer to the information note filed with the French AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) with reference number 02-020, dated January 10, 2002 : click here to access the note
In January 2006, some bondholders exercised their put option, thus eliminating another 6.5% of the issue. The number of outstanding bonds after this transaction is 5.5 million.

Orane

Orane

Type of bond

ORA (mandatorily redeemable bonds into shares)

Issue date

24/09/2002

Maturity

20 YEARS

listing

Euronext Paris (ISIN code: FR0000187783).

VIEW THE FORM
Each ORA received by Bcom3 stockholders had a face amount of EUR549 and is automatically redeemable into 18 new or existing Publicis ordinary shares during its 20-year term, with one existing or newly issued Publicis ordinary share being delivered in partial redemption of the ORA in each year closing date of the mergers (September 24). Transfer restrictions on ORAs will progressively be lifted after March 24, 2005.
For further information, please refer to Form F4 filed with the SEC click here to access the form.

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