Natixis Japan Securities assists BPCE’s return to the Samurai market

Paris, France, December 19, 2014

Natixis Japan Securities (NJS) acted as active Joint Lead Manager on a five-year fixed rate note Samurai transaction by BPCE, pricing JP¥47.6bn of senior unsecured notes on December 2nd.

The transaction marks the second Samurai offering by BPCE this year, following an earlier offering in July.

Laurent Depus, President & Representative Director of Natixis Japan Securities, said that NJS achieved a large share of the order book and attracted a diverse investor base.

“Prior to the issuance, BPCE conducted a five-day roadshow in Japan, reaching out to a growing range of potential investors across Japan,” Mr Depus said today.

“Regular visits by the senior management of Groupe BPCE to Japanese investors have significantly contributed to the recognition of the Group’s commitment to Japan, resulting in an increasing order book. With a semi-annual issuance track record, and a total JP¥117.6bn issued this year, BPCE is now recognized as a regular Samurai issuer in Japan. Meanwhile, this transaction reflects Natixis Japan Securities’ expanding operations in Japan and the ongoing success of our close cooperation with BPCE.” Mr Depus said.