Ørsted issues EUR 1.25bn in green bonds, securities

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November 17 (Renewables Now) - Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED), formerly known as Dong Energy, is issuing EUR 500 million (USD 589m) in green hybrid capital securities and EUR 750 million in green senior bonds.

The settlement date for both issues, which have been heavily oversubscribed, is November 24, the company said Thursday.

The issuances will help extend the duration of Ørsted’s senior debt maturity profile and will allow it to refinance EUR 500 million in 4.875% hybrid capital securities issued in 2013. Earlier on Thursday the company said its new Green Bond Framework has received a second opinion with "a Dark Green shading" from CICERO.

Details on the issuances are available in the table.

Details green hybrid security green senior bond
Nominal amount EUR 500 million EUR 750 million
Maturity date November 24, 3017 November 26, 2029
Coupon 2.25% - fixed till 1st par call date Nov 24, 2024 1.5% - fixed until maturity
Price 99.203% of nominal amount 98.840% of nominal amount
Oversubscribed more than 5x more than 2.3x
Listing Luxembourg Stock Exchange (official list) and inscribe on the Luxembourg Green Exchange Platform (LGX) London Stock Exchange

Ørsted noted that these transaction do not change its financial guidance for 2017 or the announced expected investment level for the year.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.18)

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