Veolia Environnement has successfully issued two bonds for a total nominal amount of 1,5 billion Renminbis (ie 188 million Euros) on the Chinese domestic market (Panda Bond).
Veolia, the first ever French issuer on the Panda Bond market, has sold these bonds to Chinese and international investors. The bonds have a 3 year maturity and bear an interest rate of 4.45 %, which is in the lower part of the interest rate range that was proposed to investors (between 4.3 % and 5.1 %).
Veolia has been present in China for over 20 years and these issuances support Veolia's objective to continue to actively pursue growth in China, where the Group operates more than 80 projects in more than 40 cities.
The fact that Veolia is a repeat issuer on this market and the pricing which was achieved are a signal of the significant appreciation of Veolia’s credit quality, and investors’ confidence in the future development of the Group in China
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 178 780 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2019, the Veolia group supplied 98 million people with drinking water and 67 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 41 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 50 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €27.19 billion in 2019 (USD 30 billion). www.veolia.com
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