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Vivendi (Paris:VIV) today issued a € 1,250 million bond with a 5.5 year maturity and a 4.125% coupon at a price of 99.405%, corresponding to a 4.253% yield.
This operation, successfully carried out in a volatile funding environment, enables Vivendi to maintain its debt maturity profile beyond 4 years and to reach a better balance mix between bank and bond debt.
The bond has been placed with institutional investors.
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Vivendi is at the heart of the worlds of content, platforms and interactive networks. Vivendi combines the world leader in video games (Activision Blizzard), the world leader in music (Universal Music Group), the French leader in alternative telecoms (SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms (Maroc Telecom Group), the leading alternative telecoms provider in Brazil (GVT) and the French leader in pay-TV (Canal+ Group). In 2010, Vivendi achieved revenues of €28.9 billion and adjusted net income of €2.7 billion. The Group has over 51,300 employees. www.vivendi.com
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The bond will be listed in Luxembourg.