Austrian Private Investors Dominate in Wienerberger Bond Issue
EUR 100 million bond successfully placed despite difficult market conditions – Bank Austria as joint lead manager in bond issue
Wienerberger is the world's largest brick maker and successfully completed the emission of a new EUR 100 million bond. Demand from private investors made up 76 per cent of the orders thanks to the small denomination of EUR 1000 and attractive interest of 5.25 per cent p.a. over the seven year term. Banks accounted for 20 per cent of the orders and investment funds for 4 per cent. Geographically, Austria comprised the lion's share of demand with 91 per cent followed by Germany and Switzerland (with a total of 7 per cent). French investors subscribed for the remaining 2 per cent.
Helmut Bernkopf, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank Austria: "Although market conditions are unfavourable right now, Wienerberger generated great interest in the bond and succeeded in placing it on the market. This success – the bond was oversubscribed – is certainly a strong sign of the trust investors place in Wienerberger. We acted as joint lead manager in this bond issue."
With some 1850 employees and a group-wide total of 245 factories in 27 countries, Wienerberger is the world's biggest brick maker. It is also the number one producer of clay roof tiles in Europe and a market leader in concrete pavers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Inquiries: Bank Austria Press Office for Austria
Julia Wegenstein, Tel: +43 (0) 50505 - 52854
Details of the issue:
Issuer: Wienerberger AG
Volume: EUR 100,000,000.00
Denomination: Face value of EUR 1000
Coupon: 5.25 % p.a.
Term: 4 July 2011 up to and including 4 July 2018
Value date: 4.7.2011
Repayment: On 4 July 2018 at face value
Joint lead managers: UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Listing: Vienna Stock Exchange, Second Regulated Market
Applicable law: Austrian law
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