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Basel, 12 October 2016 – Lonza Swiss Finance Ltd, a wholly owned company of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (“Lonza”), announced today the pricing of a CHF 250 million straight-bond issue. The bond has a maturity of five years and an annual coupon of 0.125%. The issuer is Lonza Swiss Finance Ltd, Basel, and the bond will be guaranteed by Lonza.
Lonza will apply for the listing of the bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The proceeds of the bond will be used for partial refinancing of the InterHealth acquisition and general financing purposes.
Issue Size Five-Year Bond: CHF 250 million
Expected Payment Date: 1 November 2016
Maturity: 1 November 2021
Issue Price: 100.037%
Redemption Price: 100%
Coupon: 0.125% p.a.
Joint Lead Managers: Credit Suisse AG, Zürich; Commerzbank AG; Zürcher Kantonalbank