GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

  • WKN: 660200
  • ISIN: DE0006602006
  • Land: Deutschland

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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: GEA broadens funding base

DGAP-News: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Financing

10.07.2018 / 11:00
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GEA broadens funding base

Düsseldorf (Germany), July 10, 2018 - GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has signed a EUR 150 million loan agreement running until 2025 with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance its research, development and innovation spending. By utilising the very attractive financing terms currently on offer, GEA is taking early action to diversify and extend the maturity of its already good funding base.

"With this loan agreement GEA is demonstrating that, even in difficult economic circumstances, its determination to place its faith and invest in groundbreaking innovation is undiminished. Our research and development is always geared to being able to offer our customers ever more energy efficient products for their production processes, so reinforcing GEA's leading market position", said Dr. Helmut Schmale, CFO of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft.

The EIB Vice-President with responsibility for the EIB's business in Germany, Ambroise Fayolle, stressed: "Europe continues to face major competitiveness and innovation challenges. As the EU bank, we therefore support investments that lead to greater innovation, technological skills and competitiveness. This is part of our task of strengthening Europe's economy on a sustainable basis, because innovation and skills are key to creating sustainable and high quality jobs, especially in a country like Germany that competes globally. So I expressly welcome the continuation of our fruitful cooperation with GEA through this transaction."


Press contact:
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Corporate Media and Press - Marc Pönitz
Peter-Müller-Str. 12, 40468 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone +49 211 9136-1500
marc.poenitz@gea.com

EIB
Christof Roche
Phone +352 43 79 89013 / Mobile +32 479 65 05 88
c.roche@eib.org
Press Office: +352 4379 21000
press@eib.org
www.eib.org/press

 

About the EIB
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals.


About GEA
GEA is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other industries that generated consolidated revenues of approximately EUR 4.6 billion in 2017. The international technology group focuses on process technology, components and sustainable energy solutions for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets. The group generates around 70 percent of its revenue in the food and beverages sector that enjoys long-term sustainable growth. As of December 31, 2017, the company employed about 18,000 people worldwide. GEA is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed on the German MDAX (G1A, WKN 660 200). In addition, GEA's stock is included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes. Further information is available on the Internet at gea.com.


Contact:
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Phone +49 (0)211 9136 1492
Fax +49 (0)211 9136 31087
gea.com



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