Oslo, 2 June 2016: Yara International ASA has successfully priced a new 10-year bond offering of USD 500 million with a yield of 3.849% per annum.
The bond offering of USD 500 million due June 06, 2026 will be issued pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S. The offering was well received in the market and was priced at a re-offer spread of 200 basis points over the 10-year US Treasury. The bonds have a coupon of 3.80% per annum. Yara intends to use the net proceeds of the new issue for general corporate purposes.
This issue was Yara's third 10-year US dollar bond offering pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S. Yara previously issued US dollar bonds of USD 500 million in June 2009 with maturity in 2019, and USD 500 million in December 2004 with maturity in 2014.
"The new US bond will further increase our financial flexibility and extend our maturity profile," says Torgeir Kvidal, Chief Financial Officer of Yara.
Moody's and Standard & Poor's have assigned a rating of the bonds of Baa2 (stable) and BBB (stable), respectively.
The bookrunners on this transaction were Barclays, Citi, Deutsche Bank, and J.P. Morgan, co-managers were Danske Bank, SEB and SMBC Nikko.
Thor Giæver, Investor Relations
Office: (+47) 24 15 72 95
Cellular: (+47) 48 07 53 56
Petter Jessen, Yara Finance
Cellular: (+47) 92 88 54 94
Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers', distributors' and industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth's resources, food and environment.
Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies.
Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a worldwide presence, with close to 13,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.