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UCB completes institutional Eurobond offering 

Brussels (Belgium), 27 March, 2015 (CET) – 6 pm CET

UCB SA (Euronext: UCB) announces today that it has completed the offering of EUR 350 million senior unsecured bonds, due April 2022 (the “Bonds”), to be issued under its EUR 3 billion EMTN Programme.

The Bonds will be issued at 99.877 per cent on April 2, 2015 and will be redeemed at 100 per cent of their principal amount on April 2, 2022.  They will bear interest at an annual rate of 1.875 per cent. 

Consistent with UCB’s prudent financial strategy, the Bonds are issued to strengthen its balance sheet liquidity and finance continued growth as well as scheduled debt maturities, at attractive terms.

Detlef Thielgen, Chief Financial Officer, UCB, commented, “We are very pleased with the confidence investors have shown in us through their positive response to this bond offering. The success of this  transaction underlines UCB’s access to the debt capital markets and allows us to further diversify our international lender base and extend our debt maturity profile.”

The Bonds were placed to qualified institutional investors across Europe. The transaction was conducted by BNP Paribas, BofA Merrill Lynch and Société Générale CIB, acting as Global Coordinators and Active Joint Lead Managers and Banca IMI and Mizuho, acting as Active Joint Lead Managers for the offering. DNB Markets, KBC Bank and SMBC Nikko acted as Co-Managers for the offering. The Bonds are expected to be listed on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities, and the offer of the Bonds by UCB does not constitute a public offering.

For further information
Antje Witte, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32 2 559 9414, antje.witte@ucb.com 

About UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 8500 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 3.3 billion in 2014. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND DOES NOT FORM PART OF ANY OFFER TO SELL OR EXCHANGE, OR THE SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER TO BUY OR EXCHANGE, SECURITIES. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE OFFER AND SALE OR EXCHANGE OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE RESTRICTED BY LAW IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. EACH PERSON READING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD INFORM HIMSELF OF AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS. 
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. THE BONDS MAY NOT BE OFFERED NOR SOLD OR EXCHANGED IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT"). UCB DOES NOT INTEND TO REGISTER ANY PORTION OF THE PLANNED OFFER IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO CONDUCT AN OFFERING OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE OFFERING IS BEING CONDUCTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. 
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