Société Générale in €4.8 Billion Rights Offering
October 6, 2009
Cleary Gottlieb is representing the underwriters, led by Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, in Société Générale’s €4.8 billion rights offering announced on October 6. The proceeds of this capital increase will be used to redeem the €3.4 billion in securities issued to the French State in May 2009 and December 2008, reinforce core Tier One capital and fund targeted acquisitions. The rights offering includes a public offering in France and, via passporting, in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as private placements internationally.