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FCC successfully completes its first issue of five-year subordinated exchangeable bonds

07/10/2009

FCC successfully completes its first issue of five-year subordinated exchangeable bonds

  • Refuerza su estructura de capital y balance

 

  • This move strengthens its capital structure and balance sheet

FCC has successfully completed its first placement in the international capital markets: a 450 million euro subordinated bond issue exchangeable for existing or new shares, at the company's election.

The issue pays an annual fixed coupon of 6.5% on a half-yearly basis over five years, and there is a conversion premium of 28% over the weighted average price on the day of placement. That is equivalent to a conversion price of euros 39.287 per share of FCC.

This issue enables FCC to achieve a range of objectives:

  • Strengthen the capital structure of its balance sheet, due to the subordinated nature of the issue.
  • Diversify its financing base to include the bond market as a supplement to bank funding. This expansion of funding resources is a cogent move to internationalise its capital structure, in line with FCC Group's extensive activity outside Spain; more than 43% of total revenues in 1H09 were obtained in other countries.
  • Potential dilution of shareholders is minimal since FCC can exchange current and future treasury stock for the bonds.