Publicis Successfully Prices Eur 500 Million Bond Issue

Publicis Groupe, 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.

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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.
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole-CIB and Citigroup acted as Global coordinators and active bookrunners for the offering; BofA Merrill Lynch, Commerzbank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking and Standard Chartered Bank acted as passive bookrunners.

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This press release is for information purposes only and is not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation to buy securities in any jurisdiction. The securities mentioned in this press release were not and will not be offered through a public offering and no related documents will be distributed to the public in any jurisdiction.

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This announcement is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Publicis Groupe does not intend to register any of the securities mentioned in this announcement in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

About Publicis Groupe - The Power of One

Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. Publicis Groupe is organized across four Solutions hubs: Publicis Communications (Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBH, Marcel, Fallon, MSL, Prodigious), Publicis Media (Starcom, Zenith, Spark Foundry, Blue 449, Performics, DigitasLBi), Publicis.Sapient (SapientRazorfish & Sapient Consulting) and Publicis Health. These 4 Solution hubs operate across principal markets, and are carried across all others by Publicis One, a fully integrated service offering bringing together the Groupe’s expertise under one roof. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs nearly 80,000 professionals. 

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