Increase in the Limit and Flexibility of Group financing
Paris, 7 December 2012 – The Group has increased its committed credit facility (initially for an amount of €540 million for 5 years maturing in November 2016) to €600 million by introducing a new lender for the remaining term.
The Group has also obtained an increase in the Leverage Ratio from 3:1 to 3.5:1 (Consolidated Net Debt to Consolidated EBITDA) for a 2 year period commencing 1 January 2013.
The increase of both the amount of the facility and the Leverage Ratio will give Nexans greater flexibility to continue its current strategy of rationalization and organic growth within a margin of financial security which the group has always been diligent to maintain.
With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas or mining…) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, railways...). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2011 of 7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com or www.nexans.mobi