EDF raises €3bn through a series of senior bond issues in Euro and Swiss Franc
€2.5 billion in 2 tranches: 10 years (Green Bond) and 20 years
CHF550 million in 2 tranches: 8 years and 12 years
3rd Green Bond by EDF, leading corporate issuer in this market
On 6 October 2016, EDF (A- S&P / A3 Moody’s / A- Fitch) successfully raised around €3 billion through a multi-currency senior bond issuance in 4 tranches:
- €1.75 billion Green Bond, with a 10 year maturity and a fixed coupon of 1%
- €750 million bond, with a 20 year maturity and a fixed coupon of 1.875%
- CHF400 million bond, with a 8 year maturity and a fixed coupon of 0.3%
- CHF150 million bond, with a 12 year maturity and a fixed coupon of 0.65%
Following on from the $2.655bn “Formosa Bond” issuance announced earlier today, this transaction further contributes towards the Group’s investor base diversification policy.
With this third Green Bond, of € 1.75 billion i.e. the largest Euro Green tranche to date, EDF has now issued the equivalent of more than €4 billion in Green Bonds over the past 3 years to support its development in renewable energies. The Group confirms its commitment as a regular Green issuer, participating in the growth and liquidity of the market and increasing the visibility for investors.
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