Paris, 3 May 2016
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Orange issues a 9-year, 750 million-euro bond with a coupon of 1.00%
Orange has issued 750 million euros in 9-year fixed-rate notes. On the back of very strong demand, the Group priced the issuance with a coupon of 1.00%.
|Euro||fixed rate||May 2025||750 million||1.00%||m/s + 62 bps|
BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Goldman Sachs International and ING acted as bookrunners.
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