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Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (“Lonza”), announces today the issuance of 6-year CHF 400 million straight bonds with a coupon of 3.00%. Lonza will use the net proceeds of this new bonds for the redemption of existing bonds of CHF 300 million that will mature on 2 June 2010 and for general corporate purposes. Lonza will apply for the listing of the bonds on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Issue size: CHF 400 million
Payment date: 2 June 2010
Maturity: 2 June 2016 (6 years)
Issue price: 100.721 percent
Redemption price: 100 percent
Coupon: 3.00 percent p.a.
Joint Lead Managers: Credit-Suisse AG and UBS Investment Bank
Senior Co-Lead Managers: Basler Kantonalbank and Zürcher Kantonalbank
Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and
biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules,
peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Lonza is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal care markets.
Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2009, Lonza had sales of CHF 2.690 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.
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