Bezons, 7th November 2014
Atos, a digital services leader, today announces it has signed a new five year multi-currency revolving credit facility (the “Facility”), for an amount of € 1.8 billion, maturing in November 2019, with an option for Atos to request the extension of the Facility maturity date until November 2021.
The Facility has been arranged by a syndicate of 13 international banks (*), and was largely oversubscribed, showing the confidence of the market in the credit quality of Atos.
The Facility will be available for general corporate purposes and is replacing the existing € 1.2 billion facility signed in April 2011.
Michel-Alain Proch, Group Chief Financial Officier said: “This new facility, the amount of which has been increased by € 0.6 billion compared to the existing one, will enable the Group to extend the maturity of its financial resources, maintain its financial flexibility considering its new size after the acquisition of Bull, while reducing the facility cost by half.”
The opening margin of the Facility is 0.40% per annum above EURIBOR, providing significant financial savings compared to the existing € 1.2 billion facility, which was bearing a margin of 0.85% per annum.
Rothschild acted as financial advisor to the company in this transaction
(*) As Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Barclays Bank Plc, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Groupe Crédit Mutuel-CIC, ING, Natixis, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, and UniCredit Bank AG.
As Arrangers: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs International.
As Participant : Crédit du Nord
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.