AFG replaces consortium loan with new financing and secures financial stability

Loan agreement for CHF 250 million secures Group's financial basis – Agreed terms reflect positive response to the AFG strategy

Arbon, 2 December 2013 – In order to secure flexible financing in the long term and guarantee further growth of the Group, AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG has signed a loan agreement with a financing framework of CHF 250 million. The loan set up under a consortium of banks led by Credit Suisse expires on 30 November 2018.

CFO Felix Bodmer is therefore satisfied with this financing arrangement: "We view the terms reached as recognition of the AFG strategy in the financial market." The financing agreement will replace a consortium loan for CHF 275 million concluded in 2007 that expires at the end of December 2013.

Daniel Frutig

Stefan Kern
Head Corporate Communications