UCB successfully completes its offer to the public of fixed rate notes and decides to early terminate the subscription period
Brussels (Belgium), 9 November 2023 – 6 p.m. (CET) – Regulated Information
On 7 November 2023, UCB SA/NV (“UCB”) announced the issuance, by way of an offer to the public in Belgium and Luxembourg under its recently updated Euro Medium Term Note program, of 5.20% fixed rate notes with a maturity of 6 years for a minimum amount of EUR 100 million and a maximum amount of EUR 300 million (the “Notes”). The subscription period for the issue started on 9 November 2023.
As the maximum amount of EUR 300 million has been raised entirely, UCB has decided to terminate the subscription period early on 9 November 2023 at 5:30 p.m. (CET).
The Notes (ISIN BE0002976570) will be issued on 21 November 2023 and an application has been made for the Notes to be listed on Euronext Brussels and to be admitted to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels as from the issue date. The expected payment date is 21 November 2023.
In light of the oversubscription of the offer, a reduction will apply. This means that the subscriptions will be scaled back proportionally, with an allocation of a multiple of EUR 1,000 and, to the extent possible (i.e., to the extent there are not more investors than Notes), a minimum nominal amount of EUR 1,000 which corresponds to the denomination of the Notes and is the minimum subscription amount for investors. Subscribers may have different reduction percentages applied in respect of the amounts subscribed by them depending on the financial intermediary through which they have subscribed to the Notes. The subscribers will be notified of the number of Notes allotted to them by the applicable financial intermediary as soon as possible.
The proceeds of this issue will be used for general corporate and financing purposes of the Issuer and its subsidiaries, including the partial refinancing of outstanding bank term loans.
Sandrine Dufour, CFO UCB commented: “We are very pleased with the confidence retail investors have shown in us through their positive response to this notes issuance. The success of this transaction underlines UCB’s access to diversified funding sources and allows us to extend our debt maturity profile.”
This message should be read in conjunction with the base prospectus dated 17 October 2023, as supplemented by the supplement n°1 dated 24 October 2023, and the final terms relating to the Notes, which includes the issue-specific summary in English, Dutch and French. These documents are available on the websites of UCB, Belfius Bank (NL/FR), BNP Paribas Fortis (NL/FR), ING Bank N.V., Belgian Branch (NL/FR) and KBC Bank (NL/FR).
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