Conti-Gummi Finance Closes Issuance of Senior Secured Notes

On October 5, 2010, Conti-Gummi Finance B.V. closed the issuance of €625,000,000 6.50 per cent senior secured notes due 2016 and €625,000,000 7.125 per cent senior secured notes due 2018. The notes are secured by, inter alia, a guarantee provided by Continental AG and subsidiary guarantees delivered by, amongst others, Continental Tire Canada, Inc., an Ontario corporation.

Continental AG is a worldwide automotive supplier of a broad range of electronic systems and components, tires and non-tire rubber products. The company develops, produces and markets products that address the key growth trends of the automotive industry.

Conti-Gummi Finance B.V., Continental AG and Continental Tire Canada, Inc. were represented in Canada by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team consisting of Philip Henderson, Craig Mitchell and Mairi MacGillivray and in Germany by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP with a team consisting of Tilmann Gütt, Nina Heym and Jason Marrett.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc were represented in Canada by Ogilvy Renault LLP with a team consisting of Kevin Morley, David Amato and Aditya Rebbapragada, and in Germany by Shearman & Sterling LLP with a team including Marc Plepelits, Winfried Carli, Axel Korth, Lars Neumann, Matthias Laier and Percy Lorenz.


David M.A. Amato Craig Mitchell Mairi MacGillivray Kevin J. Morley Philip J. Henderson Aditya Rebbapragada


Stikeman Elliott LLP Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP