Basel, 14 March 2013 – Lonza Swiss Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned company of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (“Lonza”), announces the pricing of its CHF 300 million straight bond issue. The bonds have a maturity of 6 years and an annual coupon of 1.75%. 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 general financing purposes.
Issue size 6 year bond: CHF 300 million
Expected payment date: 10 April 2013
Maturity: 10 April 2019 (6 years)
Issue price: 100.45 percent
Redemption price: 100 percent
Coupon: 1.75 percent p.a.
Joint Lead Managers: Credit-Suisse AG, UBS AG
Senior Co-Lead Manager: Basler Kantonalbank