Guinness manufacturer Diageo has launched and priced €700 million of fixed rate euro and £400 million of fixed rate sterling denominated bonds under its European Debt Issuance Programme.
The issuer of the euro bonds is Diageo Capital BV, while the issuer of the sterling bonds is Diageo Finance plc, with payment of principal and interest fully guaranteed by Diageo plc.
The issue consists of €700 million bonds due in September of 2028 with a coupon of 0.125%, and £400 million bonds due in March of 2033 with a coupon of 1.250%.
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Diageo stated that proceeds from this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes.
Barclays Bank plc, Morgan Stanley, NatWest Markets plc, RBC Capital Markets, Banco Santander SA and Standard Chartered Bank acted as joint active book-running managers.
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