Financial strategy and debt facilities
The Group's long-term financial strategy is based on the following principles:
- Financial flexibility
- Adequate maturities, in line with the group cash flow profile
- Cost efficiency
- Diversification of funding sources
In line with the above outlined strategy, in May 2011 Amadeus signed an agreement with a group of international banks to refinance its existing debt through a new senior unsecured facility with limited covenants, longer maturities and significantly lower costs. In addition, in July 2011 Amadeus refinanced part of this facility (bridge loan) with a €750 million 5 year Eurobond through its subsidiary Amadeus Capital Markets, S.A.
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