Telecom Italia: €1 billion bond issue

12/04/2001 - 00:00 PM

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Telecom Italia announces that it intends to proceed with a floating-rate bond issue of €1 billion, indexed to Euribor and maturing in June 2005. This transaction is part of the Telecom Italia Group´s "Global Note Program".

The total amount raised through the bond issue shall be used to refinance Telecom Italia SpA´s short-term debt, without affecting its overall size.

This operation is part of the Company´s strategy to lengthen the average maturity of its debt by reducing reliance on short-term credit facilities.

Closing is planned to take place by the end of the month. Application for a listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange will be made.

JPMorgan Securities Ltd., Caboto - Gruppo IntesaBCI, UniCredit Banca Mobiliare and Schroeder Salomon Smith Barney has been appointed as sole lead managers and bookrunners for the operation.