innogy successfully issues first bond
Total volume of € 750 million
Energy company takes advantage of favourable market conditions for refinancing
Today, almost exactly six months after its debut on the stock exchange, innogy SE successfully issued its first senior bond. With a volume of € 750 million and an eight year maturity the bond was placed via innogy Finance B.V and guaranteed by innogy SE. Based on a coupon of 1.00 % p.a. and an issue price of 99.466 % the yield-to-maturity amounts to 1.07 % p.a. The transaction was met with high market interest and was several times oversubscribed.
Bernhard Günther, Chief Financial Officer of innogy SE, was pleased with the issuance:
innogy successfully completed its debut on the bond market. The debt-issuance programme and the first innogy senior bond mark important milestones in underlining our financial autonomy with a stand-alone capital market appearance.
The proceeds from the issuance will be used to refinance maturing liabilities and finance general corporate purposes. Bookrunners for the issuance were Commerzbank, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, SMBC Nikko and UniCredit.