ANDRITZ AG plans new corporate bond issue
(NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION, OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, JAPAN, OR AUSTRALIA)
ANDRITZ AG (the “issuing company”) announces its intention to issue a corporate bond with a volume of up to 350 MEUR and a term of seven years (the “bonds”). The issue is contingent upon a positive capital market environment and subject to approval of the prospectus to be prepared by the Financial Market Authority (FMA).
The present information does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to purchase bonds of the issuing company. If the issuing company offers bonds publicly (the “offer”), this offer will be made entirely through and on the basis of a prospectus (the “prospectus”), which is expected to be approved by the Financial Market Authority towards the end of June 2012 and will be published by the issuing company and available in printed form at the head office of the issuing company at Stattegger Strasse 18, 8045 Graz. The information published in the prospectus shall be binding exclusively in connection with the offer.
This announcement and the information it contains are not intended for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States of America (USA) and may not be distributed or passed on to “U.S. persons” (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)) or to publications with a general circulation in the USA. Furthermore, this announcement is only directed towards persons who are (i) outside the United Kingdom, or (ii) have the professional experience with investments as defined in Article 19 (5) of the U.K. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the “order”), or (iii) are covered by Article 49 (2) (a) to (d) of the order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.).
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For further information, please contact:
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332
The ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 17,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.