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YIT Issues EUR 100 Million and EUR 150 Million Notes
YIT Corporation issues senior unsecured notes of EUR 100 million and EUR 150 million. The EUR 100 million Notes mature on June 11, 2021, bear a fixed coupon interest of 3.150 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually and have an issue price of 100 per cent. The EUR 150 million Notes mature on June 11, 2023, bear a fixed coupon interest of 4.250 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually and have an issue price of 100 per cent. The Notes are callable before the final maturity.
“YIT and Lemminkäinen merged on February 1, 2018, and during the integration we strive to optimize the debt portfolio. With the proceeds from the new issue, we are redeeming outstanding bonds, extending the average maturity of outstanding debt as well as proactively and efficiently managing the debt portfolio,” says Ilkka Salonen, CFO at YIT.
YIT will apply for the listing of the Notes on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. The proceeds from the issue of the Notes will be used to repay and refinance the company’s outstanding EUR 100,000,000 6.250 per cent notes due 2020 and EUR 50,000,000 5.500 per cent notes due 2021, that it will purchase pursuant to the tender offer and voluntary total redemption announced on May 25, 2018, as well as for the company’s general corporate purposes. In addition, with the transaction the company extends the average maturity profile of outstanding debt.
OP Corporate Bank plc and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) act as Joint Lead Managers for the issue of the Notes.
Ilkka Salonen, Chief Financial Officer, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 45 359 4434, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna Jaakkola, VP, Investor Relations, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 566 6070, email@example.com
Vice President, Investor Relations
Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, major media, www.yitgroup.com
YIT is the largest Finnish and significant North European construction company. We develop and build apartments, business premises and entire areas. We are also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction and paving. Together with our customers our 10,000 professionals are creating more functional, more attractive and more sustainable cities and environments. We work in 11 countries: Finland, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The new YIT was born when over 100-year-old YIT Corporation and Lemminkäinen Corporation merged on February 1, 2018. Our pro forma revenue for 2017 was over EUR 3.8 billion. YIT Corporation's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy.www.yitgroup.com
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