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Lonza Group (LZAGY.US) Prices EUR 700 Million And USD 200 Million Multi Tranche "Schuldschein" Loan



8/4/2017 9:48:34 AM

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Basel, Switzerland, 4 August 2017 – Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (“Lonza”), today announced the pricing of its multi-tranche "Schuldschein" loan (private placement) with a total size of EUR 700 million and USD 200 million at competitive market terms. The EUR tranches have maturities of 4 and 6 years respectively with fixed and variable coupons. The USD tranches have maturities of 5 (variable coupon) and 7 years (fixed coupon).

The proceeds of the “Schuldschein” loan will be used for the refinancing of the Capsugel acquisition. Commerzbank, Helaba, HSBC, ING Bank, and LBBW have jointly acted as arrangers of the “Schuldschein” loan.

About Lonza

Following the closing of the Capsugel acquisition, Lonza further strengthened its position as one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

An integrated solutions provider serving the healthcare continuum, Lonza offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries. In addition to drinking water sanitizers, nutraceuticals, antidandruff agents and other personal care ingredients, the company provides agricultural products, advanced coatings and composites and microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

Additional Information and Disclaimer

Lonza Group Ltd has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). Lonza Group Ltd is not subject to the SGX-ST’s continuing listing requirements but remains subject to Rules 217 and 751 of the SGX-ST Listing Manual.

Certain matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and estimates of Lonza Group Ltd, although Lonza Group Ltd can give no assurance that these expectations and estimates will be achieved. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty and are qualified in their entirety. The actual results may differ materially in the future from the forward-looking statements included in this news release due to various factors. Furthermore, except as otherwise required by law, Lonza Group Ltd disclaims any intention or obligation to update the statements contained in this news release.

Lonza Contact Details
Dirk Oehlers, Head Investor Relations
Lonza Group Ltd
Tel +41 61 316 8540
dirk.oehlers@lonza.com

Dr Kristin Köhler, Senior Manager Investor Relations
Lonza Group Ltd
Tel +41 61 316 8782
kristin.koehler@lonza.com

Dominik Werner, Head Corporate Communications
Lonza Group Ltd
Tel +41 61 316 8798
dominik.werner@lonza.com

Constance Ward, Head External Communications
Lonza Group Ltd
Tel +41 61 316 8840
constance.ward@lonza.com

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