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AXA announced today the successful placement of EUR 1 billion of Reg S undated subordinated notes to institutional investors. The initial spread over swap is 225 basis points. The initial coupon has been set at 3.875% per annum. It will be fixed until the first call date in October 2025 and reset thereafter every 11 years with a 100 basis points step-up.
Settlement of the notes is expected to take place on May 20, 2014.
The notes will be treated as capital from a regulatory and rating agencies' perspective within applicable limits. The transaction has been structured to comply with the eligibility criteria for the 50% perpetual subordinated debt limit under Solvency 1 and in order to be eligible as capital under Solvency II.
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