Wintershall Dea announces a potential offering of subordinated notes in two tranches
Wintershall Dea GmbH, rated Baa2 (negative) and BBB (stable) by Moody’s and Fitch, the leading independent European Gas & Oil company, announced today a potential offering of two tranches of perpetual, subordinated notes denominated in EUR. Final terms will be determined at the time of pricing of the notes, which is subject to market conditions.
The company has mandated Citi as Sole Structuring Advisor, and Citi, Commerzbank and HSBC as Active Joint Bookrunners for this transaction.
The securities referred to herein will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any U.S. State security laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act.
This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities to any person in Australia, Canada, Japan, or the United States of America or in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States of America or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States of America. The offer and sale of the securities referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States of America. There will be no public offer of the securities in any jurisdiction.
This announcement is an advertisement and does not, under any circumstances, constitute a public offering or an invitation to the public in connection with any offer within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”). The offer and sale of the securities were made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities
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About Wintershall Dea
Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business.
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,800 people worldwide from over 60 nations.