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White & Case Advises EP Infrastructure on EUR 600 Million Eurobond Issue

White & Case Advises EP Infrastructure on EUR 600 Million Eurobond Issue

Czech Republic

White & Case has advised EP Infrastructure, a.s. on the issuance of its EUR 600 million 1.698% notes due 2026 and their admission to trading on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange, trading as Euronext Dublin. Joint book-runners Citigroup, HSBC, ICBC Standard Bank, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, and UniCredit Bank were reportedly advised by Clifford Chance.

The EP Infrastructure, a.s. group is a European energy infrastructure utility focused on gas transmission, gas and power distribution, heat and power generation, and gas storage, with principal operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The transaction follows the April 2018 debut international offering of EUR 750 million 1.659% notes due 2024, which were listed on the Main Securities Market of Euronext Dublin.

The White & Case team was led by Prague-based Local Partner Petr Hudec and included Associates Erik Illmann and Jan Vacula. The London team consisted of Partner Stuart Matty and Associate Neha Saran.

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