Yara prices debut US dollar green notes offering
Oslo, 8 November 2022: Yara International ASA today priced its debut offering of USD 600 million 7.378% Green Notes due 2032 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be issued pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S.
Yara intends to allocate an amount equivalent to the net proceeds from this offering to finance, or refinance in whole or in part, one or more, new or existing, green investments or assets in accordance with Yara’s green financing framework. Yara’s green financing framework and a second party opinion thereon issued by CICERO Shades of Green are available at Yara’s webpage at the following link: https://www.yara.com/investor-relations/reports-presentations/.
The expected ratings of the notes from Moody's and Standard & Poor's are Baa2 and BBB, respectively.
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