HUHTAMÄKI OYJ, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 1.6.2022 AT 18.45 (EEST)
Huhtamäki Oyj issues EUR 500 million sustainability-linked bond
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Huhtamäki Oyj issues a EUR 500 million senior unsecured sustainability-linked bond. The sustainability-linked 5-year bond matures on June 9, 2027 and bears interest at the rate of 4.25 per cent per annum, which is subject to an increased rate upon the failure to satisfy certain sustainability performance targets.
The bond offering was allocated to over 100 investors. Huhtamäki Oyj will apply for the listing of the bond on the official list of sustainable bonds of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. The sustainability-linked bond represents Huhtamaki’s first issue under its newly established Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework, it enables Huhtamaki to connect sustainability with its funding cost and thereby incentivize the achievement of its 2030 Sustainability agenda. The chosen targets for the sustainability-linked bond are related to greenhouse gas reductions. Huhtamaki will use the proceeds from the issue of the bond to refinance its USD 500 million bridge loan facility and for general corporate purposes of the Group.
BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Nordea Bank Abp and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) acted as joint lead managers for the transaction.
For further information, please contact:
Tom Erander, Vice President, Treasury, Tel. +358 (0)10 686 7893
Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, driving accessibility and affordability, and helping prevent food waste. We embed sustainability in everything we do. We are committed to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.
We are a participant in the UN Global Compact and EcoVadis has awarded Huhtamaki with the Gold medal for performance in sustainability. To play our part in managing climate change, we have set science-based targets that have been approved and validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative.
With 100 years of history and a strong Nordic heritage we operate in 38 countries and 114 operating locations around the world. Our values Care Dare Deliver guide our decisions and help our team of 19,800 employees make a difference where it matters. Our 2021 net sales totaled EUR 3.6 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Find out more about how we are protecting food, people and the planet at www.huhtamaki.com.
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This communication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The bond has not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or under the applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
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