Worldline launches a successful €600 million 5-year bond issue
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Paris La Défense, 05 September 2023 – Worldline [Euronext: WLN], a global leader in payment services, today announces the successful launch of a new €600 million 5-year bond issue
Worldline has successfully placed the €600 million bond maturing in September 2028 and bearing a coupon of 4.125%. The offering was strongly oversubscribed by a highly diversified investor base, confirming the confidence in Worldline’s business model and credit profile.
Worldline is rated BBB, stable outlook by Standard & Poor’s.
Net proceeds of the issue will be used for general corporate purposes. The settlement is expected to take place on the 12th of September, 2023, and the bonds will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.
Crédit Agricole CIB, JP Morgan and UniCredit served as active bookrunners.
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Sandrine van der Ghinst
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] helps businesses of all shapes and sizes to accelerate their growth journey – quickly, simply, and securely. With advanced payments technology, local expertise and solutions customised for hundreds of markets and industries, Worldline powers the growth of over one million businesses around the world. Worldline generated a 4.4 billion euros revenue in 2022. worldline.com
Worldline’s corporate purpose (“raison d’être”) is to design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and reinforce trust and security in our societies. Worldline makes them environmentally friendly, widely accessible, and supports social transformation.