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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Umicore completes a € 360 million US Private Placement notes issue


Published: 08:30 CEST 18-05-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Umicore / : UMI /ISIN: BE0003884047

Umicore completes a € 360 million US Private Placement notes issue

Umicore has successfully completed a € 360 million US Private Placement notes issue ("US PP"). The offering attracted strong interest from institutional investors and was significantly oversubscribed. The transaction is composed of a 10-year tranche of € 160 million maturing in December 2027 and a 12-year tranche of € 200 million maturing in December 2029. The funds will be drawn upon in December of this year.

Through the combination of the recently announced € 330 million Schuldschein offering and this US PP, Umicore substantially diversifies and extends the maturity of its debt at attractive and fixed terms. The combined proceeds will be used to fund Umicore's strategic growth initiatives and refinance part of its existing debt.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. acted as Placement Agents on the transaction.

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Investor Relations

Evelien Goovaerts                                         +32 2 227 78 38                    evelien.goovaerts@umicore.com

Eva Behaeghe                                               +32 2 227 70 68                          eva.behaeghe@umicore.com

Media Relations

Tim Weekes                                                   +32 2 227 73 98                              tim.weekes@umicore.com

Umicore profile

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are organised in three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies and Recycling. Each business group is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.

Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean mobility materials and recycling. Umicore's overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.

Umicore's industrial and commercial operations as well as research & development activities are located across the world to best serve its global customer base. The Group generated a turnover of € 11.1 billion (€ 2.7 billion excluding metal) in 2016 and currently employs some 10,100 people.

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. Source: Umicore, Broekstraat - Rue du Marais 31, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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