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SAS Group issues SEK 1 billion bonds

May 14, 2010 08:30

SAS Group has raised SEK 1 billion through issuance of senior unsecured bonds. The transaction settled today. The bonds mature on May 14, 2012, and SAS has the option to extend the maturity date of the bonds for an additional period of twelve months. The financing is part of the general refinancing of the Group’s debts.

The notes were placed primarily with Nordic and other European institutional investors. Investors executed commitment letters to subscribe for the notes on March 26, 2010, subject to, among other conditions, the completion of the rights issue by SAS. SAS announced the final results of the rights issue on May 5, 2010, which was oversubscribed by 50%.

SEB acted as sole Bookrunner and Co-ordinator of the transaction. SEB and Pareto Securities acted as Joint Lead Managers.For further information, please contact
Sture Stølen, Head of SAS Group Investor Relations, +46 70 997 14 51
SAS Group Investor RelationsSAS discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was provided for publication on 14 May 2010, at 8.30 a.m. CET.

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