Millicom issues 7-year corporate bond
Stockholm, May 20, 2013 – Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC) today announces that it has successfully issued a US Dollar-denominated bond.
Millicom has successfully completed the issuance of a 7-year $500 million bond with a fixed coupon of 4.75%. The issuance was done at 99.266 and the demand for the bond reached $3.9 billion primarily from the USA and Europe. The bond will be listed in Luxembourg.
Millicom intends to use the majority of the proceeds to refinance debt maturing in Africa in 2013.
For further information, please visit www.millicom.com or contact:
President and CEO
Hans Holger Albrecht
+46 856 200 012
Julian Eccles, VP, Corporate Communications
+44 7720 409374
Justine Dimovic, Director, Head of Investor Relations
+352 27 759479
Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through mobile devices. Operating in 15 countries, Millicom offers innovative and customer-centric products. The Millicom Group employs more than 10,000 people and provides mobile services, access to the internet, content and financial services to over 45 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC. In 2012, Millicom generated revenue of USD 4.81 billion and EBITDA of USD 2.07 billion.
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