World: Diageo raises new capital via euro and sterling bond issue
Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, on September 24 launched and priced 700 million of fixed rate euro and £400 million of fixed rate sterling denominated bonds under its European Debt Issuance Programme. The issuer of the euro bonds is Diageo Capital B.V. and the issuer of the Sterling bonds is Diageo Finance plc, with payment of principal and interest fully guaranteed by Diageo plc.
The issue consists of 700 million bonds due September 2028 with a coupon of 0.125%, and £400 million bonds due March 2033 with a coupon of 1.250%. Proceeds from this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes. Barclays Bank PLC, Morgan Stanley, NatWest Markets Plc, RBC Capital Markets, Banco Santander S.A., and Standard Chartered Bank acted as joint active book-running managers.
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