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Diageo offers €2B of fixed rate euro-denominated bonds

U.K. distiller Diageo PLC said Oct. 16 that it launched €2 billion of fixed rate euro-denominated bonds under its European debt issuance program, the proceeds of which will be used for general corporate purposes.

Subsidiary Diageo Finance PLC will act as issuer, while the parent company will guarantee full payment of principal and interest.

The issue consists of three tranches: €900 million bonds due October 2021 with a coupon of 0.250%, €600 million bonds due April 2025 with a coupon of 1.000% and €500 million bonds due October 2027 with a coupon of 1.500%.

Funds will be managed by Citigroup Global Markets U.K. Equity Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG London Branch, HSBC Bank PLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC and NatWest Markets PLC.