KBC starts bookbuilding process for CRD IV-compliant Additional Tier 1 instrument
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — On 4 March 2014, KBC Group NV announced its intention to issue a euro-denominated CRD IV-compliant Additional Tier 1 instrument of benchmark size. Today, following a successful investor roadshow, KBC decided to initiate the bookbuilding process in relation thereto.
The instrument will be offered in minimum denominations of 100 000 euros to institutional and high net-worth investors across Europe and Asia and is expected to be rated ‘BB‘ by Standard & Poor’s and ‘BB’ by Fitch.
Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan, KBC Bank, Morgan Stanley and UBS were mandated as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers for this transaction. The results of the bookbuilding and the pricing will be announced as soon as possible.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the securities in the United States. The securities described herein will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act“), or the laws of any State within the U.S., and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except in a transaction which is not subject to, or pursuant to an applicable exemption from, the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any State securities laws. This announcement may not be distributed or sent into the United States. No offering of the securities is being contemplated in the United States.
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