UCB extends RCF to back of debt queue

UCB, the Belgian pharmaceutical company, has amended and extended its €1bn revolving credit facility early, pushing the maturity of its only commercial bank loan to the far end of its debt profile.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 23 Jan 2018

Unrated UCB (originally Union Chimique Belge) will now repay the revolver in 2023, though the deal includes an option to extend the maturity by another two years, a company spokesperson told GlobalCapital.

The spokesperson would not name the banks involved.

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