Vestas Issues US$553 Million in Green Bonds for Funding

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has placed EUR 500 million (US$553 million) of green bonds for a 7-year period to diversify its funding sources.

“This green bond allows Vestas to diversify and optimise its funding structure in favour of longer term funding at attractive terms,” said Marika Fredriksson, Executive Vice President and CFO of Vestas. “The bond is the first corporate green bond, issued by a company dedicated exclusively to wind energy, and it underlines Vestas’ strong position as a leader in the renewables industry.”

The bonds will be issued on 11 March 2015 with a coupon of 2.75 per cent. They will be repaid on 11 March 2022 and will be listed and admitted to trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Regulated Market.

The bonds are issued to diversify Vestas’ funding base and to extend the average debt maturity profile of Vestas. The net proceeds of the issue will be applied by the Vestas Group for general financing and general corporate purposes.

The bonds were placed by Citigroup Global Markets Limited, HSBC Bank plc, Nordea Bank Danmark A/S and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking as joint lead managers and bookrunners, and DNB Markets and UniCredit Bank as joint lead managers.

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