Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) (”SBB”) issues further hybrid bonds for SEK 300 million. This is in addition to the SEK 700 million outstanding hybrid bonds and it fully utilises the framework amount of SEK 1,000 million.
The hybrid bonds are perpetual instruments and carry an initial floating rate coupon of 3m Stibor + 700 basis points. The new hybrid bonds will be issued at a price of 106.1% of nominal amount corresponding to a spread of 600 basis points. The hybrid bonds are reported as equity and will strengthen SBB from a rating’s perspective through the treatment of the hybrid bonds as 50% equity and 50% debt, as communicated by S&P in its latest report. SBB thereby continues to lower the financial risk with the objective to meet the investment grade criteria in 2018.
“We are proud to have once again completed a successful bond issue. This issue will also significantly strengthen our financial position and help us in becoming the largest player in the Nordic region focusing on community properties. It is once again gratifying to see the confidence the company enjoys among institutional investors, which contributed to the subscription of this hybrid bond at a premium.” comments Ilija Batljan, CEO and founder of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB
SBB intends to list the hybrid bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm and the issue proceeds will be deployed towards general corporate purposes.
DNB and Nordea acted financial advisors in the issue.
For further information, please contact:
Ilija Batljan, CEO and Founder of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB, +46 70 518 39 67, [email protected]
This information is information that Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was originally submitted for publication in Swedish, through the agency of the contact person set out above on March 21, 2018, at 08.00 CET.