Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (“SBB” or the “Company”) is Put On CreditWatch Positive On Equity-Weighted Refinancing Plan by S&P.
S&P concludes: “We arrive the preliminary ‘BB’ issue rating on SBB’s proposed instrument by starting with the ‘BBB-‘ issuer credit rating we expect SBB to have post issuance, which is two notches higher than currently, and then deduct two notches:
• We deduct one notch for the subordination of the proposed notes, because the issuer credit rating on SBB will likely be investment-grade post issuance (that is, ‘BBB-‘ or above); and
• We deduct an additional notch for payment flexibility to reflect that the deferral of interest is optional.”
“We will use the proceeds from the hybrid mainly for redemption of existing secured indebtedness. The Board and the management of SBB have a strong intention to actively manage its portfolio so that the balance shifts more towards social infrastructure (elderly care homes, group housing and schools) and rent regulated residentials focusing on the target to achieve and maintain a BBB rating,” says Ilija Batljan, CEO and Founder of SBB.
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 submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above on April 8, 2019, at 10:48 CET.