Conservative debt profile
2018 Full year results
In March 2018 the Group issued two Swiss Franc bonds of CHF 150 million and CHF 200 million, the proceeds of which were used for general corporate purposes. In September 2018 the Group issued a fixed rate dual tranche EUR bond transaction for a total of EUR 1.3 billion, the proceeds of which were used to repay the bridge loan facility in relation to the acquisition of Naturex. During the year, the Group achieved two investment grade credit ratings from S&P (A-) and Moody’s (Baa1).