BRIEF-China Evergrande Group has entered into purchase agreement

March 17 (Reuters) - China Evergrande Group:

* Entered into purchase agreement with, among others, credit

suisse, china merchants securities (hk) and haitong

international

* Agreement in connection with issue of (i) US$500 million

7.0pct senior notes due 2020; and (ii) US$1,000 million 8.25pct

senior notes due 2022

* Offering price of notes will be 100pct of principal amount

of notes and gross proceeds will be us$1.5 billion

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