Dexia SA announces that its accelerated bookbuilt offering announced today was successfully completed after receiving strong demand from institutional investors. Dexia has accordingly placed 62 176 166 new ordinary shares with institutional investors at a price of EUR 19.30 per share; the total gross proceeds of the offering amount to EUR 1 200 000 000.
Closing and settlement of the offering is expected to take place on or around 12 September 2006.
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