jueves, 24 de enero de 2019

Bond investors acknowledge AccorHotels’ new business model with two vastly oversubscribed bond issues for EUR1.1bn

Today AccorHotels successfully placed two bond issues for an amount of EUR1.1bn:
 A EUR500m perpetual hybrid bond issue with a 4.375% coupon
 A EUR600m 7-year senior bond with a 1.75% coupon
The average oversubscription of both transactions, at about 6 times, reflects investors’
very strong confidence, recognizing the Group’s new business model, growth potential
and attractive risk profile.
The proceeds of these issues will be dedicated to the reimbursement of existing bonds,
for which two tender offers were launched and will remain opened until Monday
January 28 th , 2019. Through this liability management operation, the Group will
significantly extend its debt maturity, while optimizing its cost of debt, and
consolidating its Investment Grade status.
The new perpetual hybrid bonds have a first call date on 30 April 2024, with a 4.375%
coupon until that date. The securities will rank junior to all senior debt and they will
be recognized as equity, in accordance with IFRS standards. They will be assigned
“intermediate” equity content by Standard & Poors and Fitch, i.e. with 50% of the
securities being accounted as equity.
Citi and BNP Paribas acted as Global Coordinators and bookrunners for the hybrid bond
issue. Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC, BofA Merrill Lynch, MUFG, NatWest
Markets, Santander Global Banking & Markets acted as Joint Lead Managers and
BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole CIB acted as Global Coordinator and bookrunners for
the senior bond issue. ING, BofA Merrill Lynch, Natixis, Société Générale Corporate &
Investment Banking, UniCredit Bank acted as Joint Lead Managers and bookrunners.

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than
4,600 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries.
With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to
economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for
more than 50 years.
In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the
world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group
is also active in the fields of concierge services, co-working, dining, events management and digital solutions.
Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary
mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty
programs - Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and
solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and
partners to drive sustainable growth.
From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and
values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.
Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market
(Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit accorhotels.group or accorhotels.com. Or join and follow
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