Loomis AB (publ) issues bonds of SEK 1 billion and signs loan agreement of CHF 90 million with Nordic Investment Bank
The proceeds will be used to refinance the bridge loan that was raised in conjunction with the acquisition of VIA MAT in Switzerland in May 2014.
The bond issue of SEK 1 billion was oversubscribed and is the first issue of a newly established MTN programme. The programme enables Loomis to issue bonds in the Swedish market up to a total amount of SEK 3 billion.
The bonds are split into two tranches, fixed and floating, and have a 5 year maturity with the maturity date December 18, 2019. The first tranche of SEK 250 million has a fixed coupon rate of 1.875 percent and the second tranche of SEK 750 million has a floating interest rate of 3 months STIBOR plus 125 basis points.
Arranger of the MTN programme is Nordea Bank AB and joint book runners for this transaction were Nordea Bank AB and Danske Bank A/S. The bonds will be listed at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
The loan agreement with Nordic Investment Bank of CHF 90 million, equivalent to approximately SEK 700 million, has an 8 year maturity with maturity date December 16, 2022. The loan has a four year exemption from amortization and will thereafter be amortized on a linear basis.
Jarl Dahlfors Anders Haker
President and CEO CFO
Loomis AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 11.00 a.m. (CET) on December 18th, 2014.