In March 2009, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA issued this senior bond with a volume of 1.0 billion EUR falling due in March 2014. 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.
The 2014 bond was 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.