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Finance 29 November 2018

Successful €500 million bond issue

Edenred, the world leader in transactional solutions for companies, employees and merchants, today announced the success of its €500 million 7-year bond issue. The bonds mature on March 6, 2026 and will pay a coupon of 1.875%.

The new bond issue will help finance Edenred’s growth plans, including the acquisition of Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI), one of the leading providers of automated corporate payment solutions in North America. It will also provide Edenred with greater financial flexibility, extend the maturity of its debt and diversify its financial resources under favorable conditions.

Placed with a diverse base of international institutional investors, the bond issue was more than two times oversubscribed – with total demand amounting to more than €1 billion – reflecting the market’s confidence in the Group’s credit quality. 

Patrick Bataillard, Executive Vice President, Finance, said: “The success of the bond issue under favorable conditions reflects the confidence investors place in Edenred’s strategy of profitable and sustainable growth.

Edenred is rated “BBB+/A-2” with a stable outlook by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, which means its securities are considered “strong investment grade” by market participants.

Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB and Société Générale CIB served as joint active bookrunners. Crédit Mutuel-CIC, HSBC and ING also acted as joint bookrunners.


Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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