In May 2003, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA issued this senior bond with a volume of 1.0 billion EUR falling due in June 2013. This bond has "benchmark size", i.e. the large bond volumes of > 500 MEUR should allow enough trading volume and liquidity to provide a good yardstick for the market’s assessment of Henkel’s creditworthiness. Additional information is provided in the documents below.
Bonds - and also the 2013 bond - are usually issued under standardized conditions in the framework of a Debt Issuance Programme. This is explained in the Information Memorandum, which serves as prospectus in Germany and Luxembourg. Under this program, which was last updated on November 19, 2009, Henkel can issue up to 6 bill. euros in securities.