E.ON signs new syndicated credit facility of € 5 billion
Yesterday E.ON concluded a new syndicated credit facility amounting to € 5 billion. The new facility replaces the existing facility of € 6 billion expiring in 2015 with immediate effect.
Due to the early refinancing E.ON benefits from the positive market environment and was able to obtain attractive pricing terms. The new credit facility carries a margin of 27.5 basis points and has a maturity of 5 years plus two options for extension by one year respectively.
The new credit facility serves for general corporate purposes within E.ON's liquidity management.
E.ON invited exclusively banks with which it already has good business relations. Those banks were invited to participate in two ticket sizes. All invited 24 banks responded positively to the invitation and took part in E.ON’s primarily self-arranged syndication. As a result, the facility was significantly oversubscribed.
"We are pleased about the reliable support from our core banking group in this successful refinancing and look forward to good cooperation in the years ahead," said E.ON’s CFO Klaus Schäfer.
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