Autoliv prices EUR 500 million bond issue
(Stockholm, Sweden, June 18, 2018) – Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), today announced that it has priced a 5-year bond offering of EUR 500 million in the Eurobond market (the “Notes”). The Notes are due to be issued on June 26 and will carry a coupon of 0.75%. The Notes are expected to be admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market (GEM) of the Irish Stock Exchange (Euronext Dublin) upon issue. Standard & Poor’s has assigned the Notes a rating of A-.
Autoliv expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes for general corporate purposes, which may include forming part of the expected cash transfer to Veoneer ahead of the spin-off of Veoneer. As previously announced, Autoliv intends to provide total cash liquidity of approximately $1 billion to Veoneer (funded through a mixture of new external funding and existing cash). The spin-off is expected to be completed on June 29, 2018, with trading in Veoneer to begin on July 2, 2018.
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Autoliv, Inc. is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through its subsidiaries develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has more than 72,000 employees in 27 countries. In addition, the Company has 23 technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 19 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2017 amounted to about US $10.4 billion. The Company’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on Nasdaq Stockholm (ALIVsdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.
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