Photon Energy Successfully Increases 7.75% Bond 2017/2022 to EUR 43.0 Million
- The increase of EUR 5.4 million corresponds to 14% of the previous bond volume
- The new notes were placed at 100% (plus accrued interest) in a private placement with institutional investors throughout Europe
- The company will use the net proceeds from the bond increase to finance the construction of power plants in Hungary and Australia for its own PV portfolio and to strengthen its financial standing
Amsterdam - 3 July 2020 - Photon Energy N.V. (WSE: PEN, ISIN NL-001039110-8, the 'Group') announces that it has successfully increased its 7.75% corporate bond 2017/2022 (DE-000A19MFH-4) by EUR 5.4 million to EUR 43.0 million, corresponding to 14% of the outstanding previous bond volume.
The new notes were placed at 100% (plus accrued interest) in a private placement with institutional investors throughout Europe. The transaction was managed by Bankhaus Scheich Wertpapierspezialist AG, Frankfurt am Main, as sole global coordinator.
The successful increase will enable the Group to pursue highly attractive market opportunities. The Group intends to use the net proceeds to finance the construction of power plants in Hungary and Australia for its own PV portfolio as well as to strengthen its financial standing.
The new notes will be included in trading on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the existing ISIN shortly.
ABOUT PHOTON ENERGY
Photon Energy N.V. is a global solar energy solutions and services company covering the entire lifecycle of solar energy systems. Since its foundation in 2008, Photon Energy has built and commissioned over 80 MWp of solar power plants across two continents and 60.6 MWp as part of its own portfolio. Current project development includes a project pipeline of 738 MWp in Australia (580 MWp in partnership with Canadian Solar) and 14.1 MWp in Hungary. The O&M division provides operations and maintenance services for over 300 MWp worldwide. Additionally, its subsidiary, Photon Water Technology (PWT), focuses on developing and providing water purification, remediation, and treatment systems for worldwide deployment. Photon Energy is headquartered in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe and Australia. For more information, please visit www.photonenergy.com.
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