GDF SUEZ Successfully Issued a EUR 1.9 Billion Bond Transaction



    PARIS, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Today GDF SUEZ successfully issued a EUR 1.9
Billion bond transaction. The issue was oversubscribed by 80%. The great
success of this placement clearly illustrates the creditworthiness of GDF SUEZ
as an issuer and confirms the market confidence in the long term prospects of
the Group.
    The transaction consists in two tranches:

    
    -   a long 5 years totaling EUR1 Billion, 6.25%, maturing 01/24/2014,
    -   a long 10 years totaling EUR0.9 Billion, 6.875%, maturing 01/24/2019,
    

    This issue is in line with the dynamic and active liquidity management of
the Group. It's extending the average maturity of the Group's debt while
sustaining its strong level of liquidity.
    The transaction was jointly lead managed by Barclays, BNP Paribas,
Societe Generale and Natixis.

    One of the leading energy providers in the world, GDF SUEZ is active
across the entire energy value chain, in electricity and natural gas, upstream
to downstream. It develops its businesses (energy, energy services and
environment) around a responsible-growth model to take up the great
challenges: responding to energy needs, ensuring the security of supply,
fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. GDF SUEZ
relies on diversified supply sources as well as flexible and high-performance
power generation in order to provide innovative energy solutions to
individuals, cities and businesses. The Group employs 196,500 people worldwide
and achieved revenues of EUR74,3 billion in 2007. GDF SUEZ is listed on the
Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges and is represented in the main
international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext
100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe and ASPI Eurozone.

    http://www.gdfsuez.com




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For further information: Press contact: Tel France: +33(0)1-47-54-24-35;
Tel Belgium: +32-2-510-76-70, E-Mail: press@gdfsuez.com; Investor Relations
contact: Tel: +33(0)1-40-06-66-29, E-Mail: ir@gdfsuez.com

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