NLMK closes its EUR 500 million 5-year Eurobond offering
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NLMK (LSE: NLMK, MOEX: NLMK), a global steel company, today announces the closing of its EUR 500 million 5-year Eurobond placement with an annual coupon rate of 1.45%. Interest payments on the Eurobonds are payable annually.
The proceeds from the issue will be used to finance the purchase of existing Notes due 2023 and 2024 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer announced on 17 May 2021 (settlement is expected on 4 June 2021) and/or for NLMK’s general corporate purposes.
J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities and Société Générale acted as the Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners for the new issue. The 1.45% Loan Participation Notes due 2026 were issued by Steel Funding D.A.C., an Irish company formed for the purpose of issuing debt instruments for financing loans to NLMK.
Shamil Kurmashov, Chief Financial Officer of NLMK, commented: “We are pleased with the results of our inaugural EUR-denominated Eurobond issue, with books more than 3.0x oversubscribed at peak. We were able to achieve the lowest coupon ever by a Russian privately-owned corporate issuer, a testimony of the strength of NLMK's investor story.”
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe, and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 18 million tonnes per year.
NLMK’s ordinary shares with a 20.7% free-float are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK") and its global depositary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK:LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 shares with a par value of RUB1.
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