Adecco Group successfully places a EUR 500 million bondApril 22, 2009
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Adecco Group successfully places a EUR 500 million bond
Glattbrugg/Zurich, Switzerland, April 22, 2009: Adecco Group, the worldwide leader in Human Resource services, successfully placed a 5-year EUR 500 million bond with a coupon of 7.625%, issued by Adecco International Financial Services B.V. and guaranteed by Adecco S.A. The proceeds further increase the Group's financial flexibility with respect to the refinancing of the outstanding zero-coupon convertible bond as well as for general corporate purposes.
Yesterday, the Adecco Group completed the pricing of a 5-year EUR 500 million bond with a coupon of 7.625%, to be issued by Adecco International Financial Services B.V. and guaranteed by Adecco S.A. The proceeds further increase the Group's financial flexibility with respect to the refinancing of the outstanding zero-coupon convertible bond as well as for general corporate purposes. The 5-year EUR 500 million bond is issued within the framework of the recently established Euro Medium Term Note programme and trades on the London Stock Exchange.
Adecco S.A. is currently rated as follows by international rating agencies: Standard & Poor's (BBB, negative outlook) and Moody's (Baa2, stable).
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Adecco S.A. is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR services. The Adecco Group network connects over 500,000 associates with clients each day through its network of over 34,000 FTE employees and over 6,600 offices in over 60 countries andterritories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, the Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to clients and associates.
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on SWX Europe (SIX: ADEN) and the Euronext in Paris (EURONEXT: ADE).
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