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FORVIA SUCCESSFULLY PRICES A €1 BILLION EURO BOND

March 1, 2024 2:45 AM EST

Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan

NANTERRE (FRANCE)
MARCH 1st, 2024

FORVIA SUCCESSFULLY PRICES A €1 BILLION EURO BOND

  • Issuance of a dual-tranche senior bond of 5 and 7-year maturity
  • Proceeds to be used to partially refinance 2025 and 2026 maturities by way of tender offers and other Group debts

FORVIA has successfully priced one billion euros in aggregate principal amount of senior notes consisting of €500 million 5.125% senior notes due 2029 and €500 million 5.50% senior notes due 2031.

Taking into consideration the interest rate pre-hedging arrangement executed in December 2023 and January 2024, the economic yield of the new notes for FORVIA amounts to 4.96% for the notes due 2029 and 5.37% for the notes due 2031 (on a non-IFRS basis).

Both tranches of the new senior notes obtained credit rating in line with the long-term credit rating of FORVIA (i.e. “BB+” by Fitch Ratings, “Ba2” by Moody’s and “BB” by Standard & Poor’s).

FORVIA intends to use the proceeds of the offering of the new notes to fund the repurchase of its 2.625% senior notes due 2025 and 7.250% sustainability-linked notes due 2026 accepted for purchase in tender offers, to repay certain outstanding indebtedness, and pay premiums and accrued interest in connection with those transactions.

The tender offers on the existing notes launched on 28 February 2024 remain subject to conditions, such as the completion of the offering of the new notes. The final amounts accepted in the tender offers will be subject to the final amounts of tenders received.  The results of the tender offers are expected to be published on the 7th of March.

These transactions allow the Group to efficiently manage its liabilities and extend its debt average maturity.

An application will be made to list the new notes on the official list of Euronext Dublin (Global Exchange Market). Settlements of the new notes and the tender offers on existing notes are expected to occur on 11 March 2024.

PRESS    ANALYSTS/INVESTORS
Christophe MALBRANQUE
Group Media Relations Director
+33 (0) 6 21 96 23 53
[email protected]
Marc MAILLET
Group Head of  Investor Relations
+33 (0) 1 72 36 75 70
[email protected]
 

Iria MONTOUTO
Group Media Relations Officer
+33 (0) 6 01 03 19 89
[email protected]
 

Sébastien LEROY
Group Deputy Investor Relations Director
+33 (0) 6 26 89 33 69
[email protected]

About FORVIA, whose mission is: “We pioneer technology for mobility experiences that matter to people”.

FORVIA, 7th global automotive technology supplier, comprises the complementary technology and industrial strengths of Faurecia and HELLA. With over 290 industrial sites and 76 R&D centers, 157,000 people, including more than 15,000 R&D engineers across 40+ countries, FORVIA provides a unique and comprehensive approach to the automotive challenges of today and tomorrow. Composed of 6 business groups and a strong IP portfolio of over 14,000 patents, FORVIA is focused on becoming the preferred innovation and integration partner for OEMS worldwide. In 2022, the Group achieved a consolidated revenue of 25.5 billion euros. FORVIA SE is listed on the Euronext Paris market under the FRVIA mnemonic code and is a component of the CAC Next 20 and CAC SBT 1.5° indices. FORVIA aims to be a change maker committed to foreseeing and making the mobility transformation happen. www.forvia.com  

IMPORTANT NOTICE
This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The notes being offered by Forvia (the "Notes") may not be sold in the United States unless they are registered under the Securities Act or are exempt from registration. The offering of Notes described in this announcement has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, and accordingly any offer or sale of Notes may be made only in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

It may be unlawful to distribute this document in certain jurisdictions. This document is not for distribution in Canada, Japan or Australia. The information in this document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in Canada, Japan or Australia.

Promotion of the Notes in the United Kingdom is restricted by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”), and accordingly, the Notes are not being promoted to the general public in the United Kingdom. This announcement is directed solely at (i) persons located outside the United Kingdom, (ii) persons with professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”), (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order and (iv) persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”)) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities of the Issuer or any member of its group may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons in (i) – (iv) above being “relevant persons”). Any investment activity to which this announcement relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement.

The offer and sale of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities. This announcement does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of the Regulation EU 2017/1129, as amended (the "Prospectus Regulation") or an offer to the public.

The offer and sale of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under the UK Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities. This announcement does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “UK Prospectus Regulation”) or an offer to the public.

MiFID II professionals/ECPs-only/No PRIIPs KID – Manufacturer target market (MIFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as the Notes are not available to retail investors in EEA.

MiFIR professionals/ECPs-only/No UK PRIIPs KID – Manufacturer target market (UK MIFIR product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No UK PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as the Notes are not available to retail investors in the UK.

Neither the content of Forvia’s website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on Forvia’s website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement. The distribution of this announcement into any jurisdiction may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited, and, if sent in response to the information contained herein, no money, securities or other consideration will be accepted.

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