25 March 2016
B&N Bank closes US$150 million Eurobond issueB&N Bank has completed a US$ 150 million 3-year Eurobond issue. The coupon rate is 8.5% per annum. Rating agency Standard & Poor's assigned the Eurobond a “B-“ credit rating; the bonds have been listed and admitted for trading on the Third Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.
The Bank’s Eurobonds attracted interest from investors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, Geneva and London. Russian investors also purchased the Eurobonds.
“We highly appreciate the trust of those investors who demonstrated significant interest in our Bank and in the proposed Eurobond issue, at a time when Western countries are extremely cautious about participating in the bond issues of Russian issuers,” commented B&N Bank Senior Vice President Irina Komarova. “B&N Bank is the first Russian bank to issue debt instruments in the international markets in 2016. We plan to expand the Bank’s presence on the international financial markets, strengthening our public track record.”
The joint lead managers of the issue are both headquartered in Hong Kong: SC Lowy, a leading investment bank, and brokerage company Xiaxin Securities, with a strong base of private investors in China and Europe.