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EDF: A USD 2.25 billion bond issue

EDF Group has carried out a bond issue on the US market for a total amount of $ 2.25 billion.

This private placement to institutional investors, carried out under SEC Rule 144A, has two tranches:
  • a 10-year tranche of USD 1.4 billion with a 4.60% coupon;
  • a 30-year tranche of USD 850 million with a 5.60% coupon.

In the context of the global management of its liquidity, EDF chose to come back on the US fixed-income market, which currently provides competitive conditions.

The EDF Group, one of the leaders in the energymarket in Europe, is an integrated energy company active in allbusinesses: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply andtrading. The Group is the leading electricity producer in Europe. InFrance, it has mainly nuclear and hydraulic production facilities where95% of the electricity output involves no CO2 emissions.EDF’s transport and distribution subsidiaries in France operate1,274,000 km of low and medium voltage overhead and undergroundelectricity lines and around 100,000 km of high and very high voltagenetworks. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services tomore than 38 million customers around the world, including more than 28million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of € 64.3billion in 2008, of which 47% in Europe excluding France. EDF is listedon the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

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