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INDUS places second ESG-linked promissory note loan
Bergisch Gladbach, 10 January 2022 - Stock exchange listed INDUS Holding AG has placed its second ESG-linked promissory note loan. In doing so, INDUS strictly continues its sustainability strategy, which is an integral element of its corporate strategy. Arranged by LBBW, the promissory note loan was issued in tranches with terms of five, seven and ten years and placed with investors from the savings bank sector. In response to high demand, the order book volume was increased by EUR 6 million to EUR 56 million. INDUS had placed its first ESG-linked promissory note loan in the amount of EUR 60 million back in September 2020.
"Promissory note loans have been a key element of our diversified financing strategy since 2014," says Rudolf Weichert, Chief Financial Officer on the INDUS Board of Management. "The renewed issue of a ESG-linked promissory note loan allows us not only to positively influence our interest rates but also to effectively win investors who specifically focus on sustainable investment criteria."
The interest on the promissory note loan is linked to INDUS' ISS ESG sustainability rating. If the sustainability rating improves, interest rates will improve as well - and vice versa. INDUS currently has "Prime" status and is rated "C+" in "Corporate ESG Performance", making the company one of the top ten percent in the international peer group of "Financials/Multi-Sector Holdings".
The funds from the promissory note loan are part of INDUS' revolving financing. "Sustainable action has been an integral element of INDUS' business policy for many years," says Dr. Jörn Großmann, member of the INDUS Board of Management in charge of sustainability. "This now also allows us to use modern ESG-linked financing instruments."
About INDUS Holding AG:
Established in 1989 and headquartered in Bergisch-Gladbach, INDUS Holding AG is an SME holding company which concentrates on the long-term development of its portfolio companies. The industry focus is on construction and infrastructure, automotive technology, mechanical and plant engineering, medical engineering and life sciences as well as metals technology. As a leading specialist for sustainable corporate development, INDUS attaches great importance to the operational autonomy of its 46 portfolio companies. Since 1995, INDUS Holding AG has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (DE0006200108); in 2020, the Group generated sales of around EUR 1.56 billion. For more information on INDUS, visit www.indus.de.
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