Monday, May 20, 2019

AboitizPower lists P10.2-B fixed rate bonds

ABOITIZ Power Corporation (AboitizPower) listed P10.2 billion fixed rate bonds Series B due 2024 and Series C due 2028 on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation (PDEx), the second tranche of its P30-billion Shelf Registration Debt Program.

AboitizPower in July last year issued P3-billion 10-year fixed rate bonds to finance the equity infusion in GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. For this recent issuance, the company plans to use the proceeds to fund potential acquisitions, future investments, and refinance existing debt.

With these issues, the Aboitiz Group’s total outstanding face amount of bonds listed shall stand at P58.2 billion representing six percent of the total face amount of P966 billion corporate bonds listed on PDEx, and bring the year-to-date total of new listings to P174.3 billion.

PDEx president and COO Antonino Nakpil commended AboitizPower’s leadership in green bond initiatives.

“The Aboitiz Group’s activities are certainly a worthwhile use of Philippine investors’ resources. And investors by far have established their segment’s constant and stable secondary market demand for fixed income instruments, where the inter-dealer activity has fallen to a mere 37 percent of total activity, and investor related executions account for 63 percent of the secondary market,” Nakpil said.

“By raising funds for AboitizPower, we are able to give our investors a chance to be part of a growth story they believe in. The outcome has been reassuring. Despite market volatility, our base offer is fully subscribed. This enables us to further our brand promise of advancing business and communities,” said AboitizPower chief financial officer Liza Luv T. Montelibano. (PR)


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