Le Lézard
Classified in: Environment, Business
Subject: FNC

Citycon Group successfully places a EUR 300 million Green Bond with an orderbook approximately seven times over-subscribed


CITYCON OYJ Stock Exchange Release 28 February 2024 at 18:50 hrs

NOT TO BE RELEASED, PUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN OR INTO OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED IN OR RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (TOGETHER THE "UNITED STATES"), AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

HELSINKI, Feb. 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Citycon Group has successfully placed a EUR 300 million green bond (the "Bond"). The issuer of the Bond is Citycon Treasury B.V. and the guarantor is Citycon Oyj. The 5-year senior unsecured fixed rate EUR-denominated Bond matures on 6 March 2029 and pays a fixed coupon of 6.500%.

The Bond is issued under the issuer's EUR 2,500,000,000 EMTN programme dated 10 November 2023, and supplemented on 26 February 2024. Citycon Treasury B.V. will apply for the Bond to be admitted to the Official List of the Irish Stock Exchange (Euronext Dublin) and to trade on its regulated market. The Bond will be rated by Standard & Poor's in line with the corporate rating of Citycon.

The net proceeds from the Bond will be used to refinance existing debt and for such general corporate purposes of the Group that meet Citycon's green financing framework requirements, which enables Citycon to integrate sustainability objectives in its financing activities. Citycon expects to apply a portion of the net proceeds of the issue to purchasing certain euro-denominated bonds issued by the Citycon Group which are validly tendered and accepted for purchase in accordance with the tender offer launched by Citycon on 27 February 2024.

Citycon's green financing framework reflects practices that support the transition to a sustainable and low carbon economy through the development of green assets. Proceeds allocated in accordance with the framework will be used to finance or re-finance eligible green assets in categories green buildings, energy efficiency, renewable energy or waste management.

"We are pleased with the success of this placement. The demand for the bond was extremely strong with an orderbook approximately seven times over-subscribed. This once again highlights the quality of our credit and our access to the capital market. As a result of this successful issuance, our debt maturity profile is significantly improved and refinancing risk is further reduced as we aim to use the net proceeds to partially pay back the bond maturing in 2024 and pay down other short-term debt", says Sakari Järvelä, Chief Financial Officer of Citycon.

Danske Bank and Deutsche Bank acted as Global Coordinators, and Nordea Bank, OP Corporate Bank, SEB and Swedbank acted as Active Bookrunners.

CITYCON OYJ

For further information, please contact:
Sakari Järvelä
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone +358 50 387 8180
[email protected]

Citycon is a leading owner, manager and developer of mixed-use real estate featuring modern, necessity-based retail with residential, office and municipal service spaces that enhance the communities in which they operate. Citycon is committed to sustainable property management in the Nordic region with assets that total approximately EUR 4.0 billion. Our centres are located in urban hubs in the heart of vibrant communities with direct connections to public transport and anchored by grocery, healthcare and other services that cater to the everyday needs of customers.

Citycon has investment-grade credit rating from Standard & Poor's (BBB-). Citycon's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

www.citycon.com

Important regulatory notice

This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction nor shall it (or any part of this announcement) or the fact of its distribution form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, or act as any inducement to enter into, any contract or commitment.  Recipients of this announcement who intend to purchase any securities are reminded that any such purchase or subscription must be made solely on the basis of the information contained in any final form prospectus published in connection with any such securities, which if and when published will be available on the website of the Central Bank of Ireland.  The transaction described above and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with the transaction in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction.  Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

This communication is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction where to do so would be unlawful.  Neither Citycon Oyj nor Citycon Treasury B.V. has registered, or intends to register, securities in any of these jurisdictions or to conduct an offer of securities for sale in any of these jurisdictions.  In particular, no securities of Citycon Oyj or Citycon Treasury B.V. have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and such securities may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable state securities laws.

This announcement is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together being referred to as "relevant persons").


These press releases may also interest you

at 04:30
Thousands of people will conquer the CN Tower's 1,776 steps this weekend as part of WWF's annual CN Tower Climb for Nature. Together, WWF-Canada and climbers aim to raise more than $1 million for wildlife conservation over two days.  ...

at 03:00
Solar panels are an investment in the future and, like any investment, they require proper care to continue...

19 avr 2024
T2EARTH, an eco-friendly, USA based, building materials and wood science technology company, is thrilled to announce the launch of its official YouTube channel, T2EARTH Talks. This platform is designed to educate, inspire, and connect with audiences...

19 avr 2024
In 1970, the inaugural Earth Day marked a pivotal moment in history, galvanized by the collective efforts of over 20 million passionate individuals. Spearheaded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, this landmark event resonated with a global outcry against...

19 avr 2024
Earth Day is just around the corner, and many celebrate by showing their support to make Earth a happier and healthier planet. This Earth Day on April 22, America's favorite poké restaurant, Island Fin Poké Co., shares how the brand takes the...

19 avr 2024
LS Cable & System Ltd. ("LS C&S") welcomes the announcement that the United States Department of Energy ("DOE") awarded LS GreenLink USA, Inc. ("LS GreenLink") $99,060,000 in investment tax credits under Section 48C of the Inflation Reduction Act of...



News published on and distributed by: