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Vivendi (Paris:VIV) today placed a €700 million bond with a seven-year
and one month maturity and a 2.5% coupon at a price of 99.265%,
corresponding to a 2.614% yield.
This operation is intended to refinance, under good market conditions, a
bond with a 4.5% coupon initially issued for a seven year period, due in
October 2013. It also maintains Vivendi’s average debt maturity profile
of above four years, at December 31, 2012.
The bond has been placed with institutional investors.
Vivendi is at the hearts of the worlds of content, platforms and
Vivendi combines the world leader in video games (Activision
Blizzard), the world leader in music (Universal Music Group), the French
leader in alternative telecoms (SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms
(Maroc Telecom Group), the leading alternative broadband operator in
Brazil (GVT) and the French leader in pay-TV (Canal+ Group).
In 2011, Vivendi achieved revenues of €28.8 billion and adjusted net
income of €2.95 billion. The Group has over 58,300 employees. www.vivendi.com
Disclaimer Forward Looking Statements. This press release contains
forward-looking statements with respect to Vivendi`s financial
condition, results of operations, business, strategy and plans. Although
Vivendi believes that such forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance. Actual results may differ materially from the
forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and
uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, including but not
limited to the risks described in the documents Vivendi has filed with
the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French securities regulator) and
which are also available in English on our web site (www.vivendi.com).
Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of documents
filed by Vivendi with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers at www.amf-france.org,
or directly from Vivendi. The present forward-looking statements are
made as of the date of this press release and Vivendi disclaims any
intention or obligation to provide, update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
Unsponsored ADRs. Vivendi does not sponsor an American Depositary
Receipt (ADR) facility in respect of its shares. Any ADR facility
currently in existence is "unsponsored" and has no ties whatsoever to
Vivendi. Vivendi disclaims any liability in respect of such facility.
The bond will be listed in Luxembourg.