London, 20 October 2017
For immediate release
€2.5bn Euro Medium Term Note Programme
Smiths Group plc (the "Company") announces today that it has updated its €2.5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme (the "EMTN programme") with its 10 relationship banks as dealers.
The EMTN programme will continue to facilitate the issuance by the Company of senior notes over time in various currencies and maturities. Notes issued under the EMTN programme will be guaranteed by Smiths Group International Holdings Limited.
Bill Seeger, Chief Financial Officer, said:
"This programme continues to be an essential foundation for our financing strategy having been the vehicle for the €650m 2% 10 year notes issued in February 2017. We aim to finance our balance sheet from the rated public debt markets and the programme provides us with considerable flexibility in both the refinancing of existing debt maturities and to support the strategic development of our business portfolio."
A base prospectus dated 20 October 2017 relating to the update of the EMTN programme (the "Prospectus") has been approved by the UK Listing Authority and is available for viewing.
To view the Prospectus, please paste the following URL into the address bar of your browser: http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/2311U_1-2017-10-20.pdf
The Prospectus has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.
Jemma Spalton, Smiths Group
+44 (0)20 7004 1637
+44 (0)78 6739 0350
Marion Le Bot, Smiths Group
+44 (0)20 7004 1672
+44 (0)75 8315 4386
Andrew Lorenz, FTI Consulting
+44 (0)203 727 1323
+44 (0)777 564 1807
Deborah Scott, FTI Consulting
+44 (0)203 727 1459
+44 (0)797 953 7449
Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange (SMIN) and operates a sponsored level one ADR programme (SMGZY). A world leader in the practical application of technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide. Our products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs 22,000 people in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com
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