Swiss Life successfully places CHF 425 million senior bond issue in a dual tranche transaction
Today, Swiss Life Holding Ltd successfully raised CHF 425 million debt through the issuance of a CHF public bond dual tranche transaction, split into a CHF 225 million tranche with a tenor of 6 years and a CHF 200 million tranche with a tenor of 10 years. The unsecured senior bonds bear coupons of 1.125% and 1.875%, respectively. Payment date of the bonds is 21 June 2013. With this transaction, Swiss Life takes advantage of the currently favourable conditions in the capital markets.
This announcement appears as a matter of record only. All the above-referenced bonds have been placed, and this announcement constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy bonds or other securities of Swiss Life Holding Ltd or its subsidiaries. Neither does it constitute (i) an offering prospectus within the meaning of Art. 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations, (ii) a listing prospectus within the meaning of the SIX Swiss Exchange Listing Rules, nor (iii) a prospectus or a supplement prospectus pursuant to Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended, of the European Parliament and Council dated 4 November 2003 (the "EU Prospectus Directive”). No action has been taken or will be taken in the relevant member states of the European Economic Area permitting a public offering of the bonds. A “relevant member state” is any member state which has implemented the EU Prospectus Directive.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES (INCLUDING ITS TERRITORIES AND DEPENDENCIES, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA), CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR ANY JURISDICTION INTO WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM A PART OF ANY OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE, SUBSCRIBE FOR OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL. THE BONDS HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 ("THE SECURITIES ACT") OR UNDER ANY SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, TAKEN UP, EXERCISED, RESOLD, RENOUNCED, TRANSFERRED OR DELIVERED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITHIN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES. SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, THE BONDS ARE BEING OFFERED AND SOLD ONLY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THERE HAS BEEN AND WILL BE NO PUBLIC OFFER OF THE BONDS IN THE UNITED STATES.
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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.
Swiss Life Select (formerly AWD), tecis, HORBACH, Proventus and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products.
Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a workforce of around 7000, with approximately 4500 certified financial advisors.
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