Pernod Ricard Places US$ 600Million of Notes

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Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI):

Press Release - Paris, June 2nd, 2016

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This document does not constitute an offer, or an invitation to apply for, or an offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities either in the United States or in any other jurisdiction which may be subject to restrictions. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered or exempt from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Pernod Ricard does not intend to register the offer detailed in the press release, in whole or in part, in the United States, and nor does it intend to carry out any public offer in the United States.

Paris, June 2nd, 2016

Amount: US$ 600 million
Final maturity: June 8th, 2026
Settlement: June 8th, 2016
Format: Fixed Rate Notes
Coupon: 3.25%

Pernod Ricard announces the pricing of US$ 600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.25% senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the "Notes"). The offering is expected to close on June 8, 2016, subject to certain closing conditions.

The Notes have been offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S, each under the Securities Act.

The net proceeds of the issue will be used for general corporate purposes, including, amongst other things, the repayment of short term financing or outstanding bonds of the issuer, thus extending the maturity profile of its external debt.

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

Disclaimer

NO COMMUNICATION AND NO INFORMATION IN RESPECT OF THE OFFERING BY PERNOD RICARD OF THE BONDS MAY BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PUBLIC IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE A REGISTRATION OR APPROVAL IS REQUIRED. NO STEPS HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE TAKEN IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH STEPS WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE OFFERING AND/OR SUBSCRIPTION OF THE BONDS ARE SUBJECT TO SPECIFIC LEGAL OR REGULATORY RESTRICTIONS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. PERNOD RICARD TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY VIOLATION OF ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS BY ANY PERSON.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT, AND SHALL NOT, IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CONSTITUTE A PUBLIC OFFERING NOR AN INVITATION TO THE PUBLIC IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OFFER.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A PROSPECTUS WITHIN THE MEANING OF DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF NOVEMBER 4TH, 2003 (AS IMPLEMENTED IN EACH MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, THE “PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE”).

WITH RESPECT TO THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, WHICH HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE (EACH, A “RELEVANT MEMBER STATE”), NO ACTION HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN OR WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO MAKE AN OFFER TO THE PUBLIC OF THE BONDS REQUIRING A PUBLICATION OF A PROSPECTUS IN ANY RELEVANT MEMBER STATE. AS A RESULT, THE BONDS MAY ONLY BE OFFERED IN RELEVANT MEMBER STATES:

(A) TO QUALIFIED INVESTORS (AS DEFINED BY THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE, AND INCLUDING THE AMENDMENT TO DIRECTIVE 2010/73/EU AS FAR AS THIS AMENDMENT HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE RELEVANT MEMBER STATE); OR

(B) IN ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, NOT REQUIRING PERNOD RICARD TO PUBLISH A PROSPECTUS AS PROVIDED UNDER ARTICLE 3(2) OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL, OR A SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”) AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THIS NOTICE IS ISSUED PURSUANT TO RULE 135C UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.

Contacts

Pernod Ricard
Julia Massies / VP, Financial Communication & Investor Relations
+33 (0)1 41 00 41 71
or
Sylvie Machenaud / Director External Communications
+33 (0)1 41 00 42 74
or
Emmanuel Vouin / Press Relations Manager
+33 (0)1 41 00 44 04

Contacts

Pernod Ricard
Julia Massies / VP, Financial Communication & Investor Relations
+33 (0)1 41 00 41 71
or
Sylvie Machenaud / Director External Communications
+33 (0)1 41 00 42 74
or
Emmanuel Vouin / Press Relations Manager
+33 (0)1 41 00 44 04