Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2014
This is first 10-year offshore RMB bond issued by BOC Aviation and the first to be issued by an aircraft operating lessor.
The transaction, arranged by DBS Bank Ltd., was issued off BOC Aviation’s US$2 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme established in September 2012.
The sale of the Notes is expected to close on 26 February 2014, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Notes were priced at par and will bear a fixed interest coupon of 5.5% per annum with interest payable semi-annually in arrears.
BOC Aviation will utilise the proceeds for funding of its new capital expenditure, general corporate purposes and refinancing of existing borrowings. The Notes will be listed on the SGX-ST.
Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation, said, “This is our first 10-year offshore RMB issuance and the first 10-year offshore RMB bond by an aircraft operating lessor, and continues BOC Aviation’s track record as a leader and innovator in financing for our industry.
We will continue to tap the debt capital markets to support our growth strategy.
This is especially true as Asian capital markets continue to open up.”
BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company with a portfolio of 233 owned and managed aircraft operated by more than 50 airlines worldwide and another 95 aircraft on firm order.
The Company has one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average owned aircraft age of less than four years.
BOC Aviation is 100% owned by Bank of China.
Source:- Boc Aviation
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