Sage issues GBP 400 million bond
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1st February 2022
The Sage Group plc ("Sage") announces that it has launched and successfully priced a bond offering of GBP 400 million 2.875% notes due in February 2034 (the "Notes"). The offering is expected to settle on 8th February 2022 subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.
The Notes issue extends the maturity of the Group's debt portfolio. Sage intends to use the proceeds to repay certain existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. Sage has been rated BBB+ (stable) by S&P.
Application will be made for the Notes to be admitted to the official list of the Financial Conduct Authority and to be admitted to trading on the regulated market of the London Stock Exchange.
The Joint Bookrunners were BofA Securities, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and NatWest Markets
The Sage Group plc +44 (0) 7900 046714
James Sandford, VP Investor Relations
Amy Lawson, EVP Communications
Jacqui Cartin, EVP Group Financial Controller / James Thomas, VP Treasury
Finsbury Glover Hering +44 (0) 20 7251 3801
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This announcement does not constitute an offering of the Notes for sale in the United States. This is not for distribution in the United States. The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and are subject to U.S. tax law requirements. Subject to certain exceptions, the Notes may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons, as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the Notes in the United States.
Under no circumstances shall this announcement constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any Notes in any jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so. Recipients of this announcement who intend to subscribe for or purchase the Notes are reminded that any subscription or purchase may only be made on the basis of the information contained in the final prospectus relating to the Notes.