Imerys successfully completes the issue of 7-ye...

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   Imerys successfully completes the issue of 7-year EUR300 million bonds

Imerys announces the successful placement of EUR300 million bonds maturing in
November 2020, with an annual coupon of 2.5 %.

This offer, made under Imerys Euro Medium Term Note Programme, was very well
received by a diversified investor base, having been more than 5 times

This issue will allow Imerys to lengthen its debt average maturity and
anticipate the refinancing of its next bonds maturity while benefiting from 
very favorable market conditions.

The settlement date is scheduled on November 26, 2013, date on which the notes
will be admitted to trading on the regulated market of Luxembourg Stock

BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, ING and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities acted as
co-lead managers for the offering.

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with EUR3.9
billion revenue and 16,000 employees in 2012, Imerys transforms a unique range
of minerals to deliver essential functions (heat resistance, mechanical
strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential to
its customers' products and manufacturing processes.

Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished
products, Imerys' solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of
applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment or construction. Combining
expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers' needs, the Group's
international teams constantly identify new applications and develop high
value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development.
These strengths enable Imerys to develop through a sound, profitable business

More comprehensive information about Imerys may be obtained from its website
( under Regulated Information, particularly in its Registration
Document filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers on March 21, 2013
under number D.13-0195 (also available from the Autorité des marchés
financiers website, Imerys draws the attention of 
investors to chapter 4, "Risk Factors", of its Registration Document.


This press release is provided for information purposes only and does not
constitute an offer to sell notes, or a solicitation of an offer to buy notes 
in any jurisdiction, and there shall not be any sale of these notes in any 
state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be 
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
any such state or jurisdiction. The notes referred to herein may not be and 
will not be offered or sold to the public.

This press release may not be sent, published or distributed in any and all
countries where such action would constitute a violation of the applicable 
laws or regulations.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell the notes of Imerys in
the United States. The notes have not been and will not be registered under the
Securities Act and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, 
or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except in certain transactions
exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

No prospectus (including any amendment, supplement or replacement thereto) or
any other offering material has been prepared in connection with the offering 
of the notes that has been approved by the Autorité des marchés financiers or 
by the competent authority of another state that is a contracting party to the
Agreement on the European Economic Area and notified to the Autorité des
marchés financiers; no notes have been offered or sold nor will be offered or
sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in France; the prospectus or any
other offering material relating to the notes have not been distributed or
caused to be distributed and will not be distributed or caused to be 
distributed to the public in France; such offers, sales and distributions have 
been and shall only be made in France to persons licensed as providers of 
investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third 
parties or to qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés), as defined and in 
accordance with Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 of the French Code 
monétaire et financier.

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