Today, Autoneum Holding AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: AUTN) successfully raised CHF 125 million long term debt through the issuance of a CHF public bond. The bonds bear a 4,375% coupon and have a tenor of 5 years (final maturity December 14, 2017). Expected payment date of the bonds is December 14, 2012. A provisional admission to trading of the bonds starting on December 12, 2012 on the SIX Swiss Exchange will be submitted.
The net proceeds of the issue will be used for the partial repayment of existing bank loans.
Placing this bond only 1½ years after going public has enabled Autoneum to diversify its financial resources, to extend its debt profile and to take advantage of the current favorable Swiss capital market environment.
The bonds were placed with institutional and private investors in Switzerland by a bank-syndicate consisting of Credit Suisse AG, UBS AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank.