CE ENERGY ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES

28.1.2014

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CE Energy, a.s. (“CE ENERGY”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (“EPH”) and the direct parent of EP Energy, a.s., announced today that it has launched an offering of euro-denominated fixed rate senior notes due 2021 (the “Notes”) in an aggregate principal amount of €500 million.

 

The proceeds from the offering, if completed, will be applied in prepayment in full of the outstanding senior indebtedness of CE ENERGY under a senior credit facility agreement entered into in December 2013 (which was used in part to fund a loan to EPH) and cancellation thereof, in repayment of a portion of certain subordinated shareholder indebtedness, towards payment of fees, costs and expenses related to the offering and with remaining amounts available as cash reserves.

 

Contact

 For further information, please contact:

 Tomáš Miřacký

Investor Relations
CE Energy, a.s.
Pařížská 130/26, 110 00 Praha 1
T: +420 232 005 246
F: +420 232 005 400
investorrelations@epenergy.cz

 

Cautionary Statement

This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute a prospectus or any offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security in the United States of America or in any other jurisdiction. The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

 

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