Bond marked by Wide Distribution

Investors of many kinds from a wide geographical distribution responded to the issuance.  Asset managers and insurance companies accounted for 80 per cent of subscriptions, followed by banks at 6 per cent.  The remaining 14 per cent were distributed among a wide variety of investor types. Thirty-one percent of subscriptions originated in Great Britain, 24 per cent in Italy, 22 per cent in France, 7 per cent each in Germany and Austria and 6 per cent from Benelux, leaving 10 per cent from several other countries.