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Ardagh Group Announces Redemption of $440 million 6.000% Senior Notes Due 2021

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Ardagh Group Announces Redemption of $440 million 6.000% Senior Notes Due 2021

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LUXEMBOURG, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardagh Group S.A. ("Ardagh") has today called for redemption in full of its $440 million 6.000% Senior Notes due 2021. The redemption date will be July 31, 2018.

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Following this redemption, Ardagh will have no debt maturing before September 2022. The Group's average debt maturity will be six years, with an average coupon of less than 5.0% and over 90% of gross debt at fixed rates.

In the past eighteen months, Ardagh will have applied $1.2 billion of cash generated from operations, IPO proceeds and available liquidity to repay fixed-term debt. The Group remains focused on de-leveraging over the seasonally more cash generative second half of 2018.

About Ardagh

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for most of the world's leading food, beverage and consumer brands. It operates 108 facilities in 22 countries, employing approximately 23,300 people and has global sales of approximately $8.6 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements

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SOURCE Ardagh Group S.A.

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