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IMMOFINANZ announces the successful placement of a EUR 500 million senior unsecured bond
- Coupon of 2.50%, Notes due 2027
- The Notes are rated investment grade 'BBB-' by S&P
IMMOFINANZ AG ("IMMOFINANZ") successfully placed EUR 500 million fixed rate senior unsecured notes (the "Notes") with a 7-year maturity and a 2.50% fixed coupon on 8 October 2020. The net proceeds of the issue of the Notes will be used to refinance existing debt, capitalize on value creating growth opportunities, and for general corporate purposes. The issuance was oversubscribed around 2 times with strong demand by more than 110 investors.
S&P Global Ratings has assigned a 'BBB-' issue rating to the Notes.
"With our second benchmark transaction with investment grade rating, we are increasing our financial flexibility and continue to optimize our capital structure. Our financing structure will be more diversified and the average remaining term of our financial liabilities will increase. This also ensures that IMMOFINANZ can act from a position of strength during the Covid-19 crisis and then quickly return to a profitable course of growth", comments Stefan Schönauer, CFO of IMMOFINANZ, on the transaction.
The Notes have a denomination of EUR 100,000 each and will be listed at the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. An application will be made to introduce the Notes for trading on the Vienna MTF of the Vienna Stock Exchange.
Citigroup and J.P. Morgan acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Erste Group and HSBC acted as Joint Bookrunners.
IMMOFINANZ is a commercial real estate group whose activities are focused on the retail and office segments of seven core markets in Europe: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Poland. The core business covers the management and development of properties, whereby the STOP SHOP (retail), VIVO! (retail) and myhive (office) brands represent strong focal points that stand for quality and service. The real estate portfolio has a value of approx. EUR 5.0 billion and covers more than 210 properties. IMMOFINANZ is listed on the stock exchanges in Vienna (leading ATX index) and Warsaw. Further information under: http://www.immofinanz.com
The information contained in this announcement is exclusively for advertising purposes within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (Prospectus Regulation) in connection with the intended admission of the securities to trading on a regulated market and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. The Notes have already been sold to qualified investors by way of a private placement. In connection with the listing of the Notes on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, a prospectus approved by CSSF (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) will be published and made available on the website of IMMOFINANZ under https://immofinanz.com/en/investor-relations. This announcement is neither a recommendation in relation to securities issued by IMMOFINANZ nor does it contain or constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer or invitation to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities.
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MiFID II target market: eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared. No sales to EEA or UK retail.
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