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Louis Dreyfus Company Announces the Successful Launch of a US$300 Million Bond

June 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 6 June 2017 – Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) B.V. today announced a successful US$300 million, six-year, senior bond transaction with a 5.25% coupon. Application has been made to list the instruments on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s regulated market. The offering is expected to close on June 13th, subject to customary closing conditions.

“As we continue to deliver consistently on our plans, investors have recognized our commitment and once again demonstrated their confidence in our strategy, and the positive long-term perspectives for our industry,” said Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena, Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Company. “We would like to thank them for their interest, which has resulted in orders exceeding US$2.5 billion.”

“Our issuance met with strong investor demand, which led to an oversubscribed order book,” said Armand Lumens, Chief Financial Officer of Louis Dreyfus Company. “This transaction will enable LDC to maintain diversified sources of long-term funding, extending its debt maturity profile. LDC intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, such as funding investments in line with its business strategy and refinancing existing debt.”

ABN AMRO, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Natixis are joint lead managers on the deal.

 

These materials do not constitute or form a part of any invitation, offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which, or to any person to or from which, it is unlawful to make such invitation, offer or solicitation under applicable laws and regulations and no action has been or will be taken in any jurisdiction that would permit a public offering of securities in such jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 4 November 2003 as amended.

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Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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