Casino: completes refinancing plan
(CercleFinance.com) - The French retail group Casino yesterday completed its refinancing plan as announced on 22 October, to strengthen its liquidity and financial structure.
This plan involves fundraising of 1.8 billion euros via a term loan for 1 billion euros and a secured high yield bond debt of 800 million euros, maturing in January 2024. It has confirmed the extension of credit lines in France, with a confirmed new confirmed credit line due in October 2023.
These operations have enabled the group to finance the buyback offer on the bonds maturing in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for a total cash amount of 806 million euros, to repay repay the drawn credit lines to date for a total amount of E630m, and pay the fees and commissions related to the transaction.
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