Finnair issues EUR 400 million bond
Finnair Plc Stock Exchange Release 10 May 2021 at 7.30 p.m. EEST
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Finnair Plc (the “Company”) issues a senior unsecured bond of EUR 400 million (the “Bond”). The 4‑year Bond matures on 19 May 2025, it carries a fixed annual interest of 4.250 per cent and has an issue price of 99.716 per cent.
“My warmest thanks to everyone who invested in Finnair's new bond. Due to your strong trust in Finnair, we were able to double its size compared to the previous one”, says Finnair’s CFO Mika Stirkkinen. “The new bond will strengthen our cash funds and helps us to improve our debt maturity profile.”
Application will be made for the Bond to be admitted to trading on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. The proceeds of the offering will be used to fund the purchase of the existing notes due 2022 and the remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes. The final tender offer results will be announced as soon as practicable after the expiry of the offer period.
Danske Bank A/S and Nordea Bank Abp act as Coordinators and Bookrunners for the issue of the Bond and OP Corporate Bank plc and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) act as Bookrunners in relation to the issue of the Bond (together, the “Bookrunners”).
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Finnair is a modern premium network airline, specialising in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Helsinki’s geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, since the fastest connections between many European destinations and Asian megacities fly over Finland. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do – Finnair intends to reduce its net emissions by 50% by the end of 2025 from the 2019 baseline and achieve carbon neutrality latest by the end of 2045. Finnair is a member of the oneworld alliance. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.
This release is for information purposes only and is not to be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any securities of the Company. The distribution of this release and the related material concerning the issuance of the Bond may, in certain jurisdictions, be restricted by law. No actions have been taken to register or qualify the Bond, or otherwise to permit a public offering of the Bond, in any jurisdiction. Any offering material or documentation related to the Bond may be received only in compliance with applicable exemptions or restrictions. Persons into whose possession this release or any such offering material or documentation may come are required to inform themselves of and observe all such restrictions. This release and any such offering material or documentation may not be distributed or published in any country or jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction or would require actions under the laws of a state or jurisdiction other than Finland. In particular, this release and any such offering material or documentation may not be distributed in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which it would not be permissible to offer the Bond and this release and any related material concerning the issuance of the Bond may not be sent to any person in the before mentioned jurisdictions. The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or tender, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any of Finnair’s securities, including the Bond, to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale or tender would be unlawful. Neither Finnair nor the Joint Lead Managers, or their representatives accept any legal responsibility for any violation by any person, whether or not the persons contemplating investing in or divesting Finnair’s securities, including the Bond, are aware of such restrictions.
The Bond has not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (as amended, the “U.S. Securities Act”), or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Bond may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred directly or indirectly within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
The information provided in this release and any offer materials relating to the Bond is addressed to and directed only at persons in the United Kingdom in circumstances where provisions of section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as amended, do not apply and are solely directed at persons in the United Kingdom who (a) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (b) persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, or other persons to whom they may be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This release is directed only at relevant persons and any person who is not a relevant person must not act or rely on this release or any of its contents.