PARIS, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Saint-Gobain Group diversifies its sources of on-going financing at a favourable level of cost through a securitisation programme for trade receivables in France.
Point.P group, Saint-Gobain's professional building distribution activity in France, concluded today, with a group of six banks*, agreements to establish a trade receivables securitisation programme for a maximum financing amount of Euro 600 million.
Half of the banks' commitments have a three-year term (renewable) while the other half are on the basis of a one-year commitment (automatically renewable). Based on recently observed levels of 1 month Euribor, the initial annualized cost of this floating rate financing, including set up and running costs, would be about 0.8%.
*The group of six banks is made of a lead arranger, Société Générale, and five arrangers: Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, HSBC, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Mizuho Bank Ltd., Natixis.
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