Lonza Prices CHF 305 Million Dual Tranche Straight Bonds

September 13,2012

Basel, 13 September 2012 – Lonza Swiss Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned company of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (“Lonza”), announces the pricing of its dual tranche CHF 305 million straight bonds. The bonds have a maturity of 6 years, respectively 10 years with annual coupons of 2%  and 3%. The issuer is Lonza Swiss Finance Ltd, Basel, and the bonds will be guaranteed by Lonza. Lonza will apply for the listing of the bonds on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The proceeds of the bonds will be used for refinancing part of the bridge loans Lonza has been borrowing from a bank syndicate to acquire Arch Chemicals Inc.  

Key data:  
Issue size 6 year bond:          CHF 200 million
Expected payment date:        11 October 2012
Maturity:                                     11 October 2018 (6 years)
Issue price:                             100.21 percent
Redemption price:                  100 percent
Coupon:                                    2.00 percent p.a.
Joint Lead Managers:             Credit-Suisse AG, UBS AG, Zürcher Kantonalbank    

Issue size 10 year bond:        CHF 105 million
Expected payment date:         11 October 2012
Maturity:                                      11 October 2022 (10 years)
Issue price:                             100.74 percent
Redemption price:                  100 percent
Coupon:                                    3.00 percent p.a.
Joint Lead Managers:             Credit-Suisse AG, UBS AG, Zürcher Kantonalbank  

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