CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre has advised the Joint Lead Managers on EUR 500,000,000 bond issue of Publicis Groupe S.A.
The bonds were issued on 3 November 2016 with a coupon bearing interest at 0.50% per annum, will reach maturity on 3 November 2023 and are listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
Proceeds from the issue will mainly be used by the Issuer for the partial refinancing of the USD 1,600 million syndicated medium-term loan concluded in 2015 and general corporate purposes.
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, and Citigroup acted as global coordinators and joint lead managers. BofA Merrill Lynch, Commerzbank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking and Standard Chartered Bank acted as joint lead managers.
The CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre team, acting as advisor to the joint lead managers, included Marc-Etienne Sébire, partner and Charles Tissier and Myriam Issad, associates.