Successful private placement of €55m Green and Social Bonds by Cofinimmo
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — On 2 December, Cofinimmo successfully closed its first private placement of € 55 million of Green and Social Bonds. The tenor of the bonds is 8 years and the fixed annual coupon 2.0%. Cofinimmo is the first European REIT to issue Green and Social bonds, and this issue is also only the second green bond issue in Belgium.
The “green” label certifies that the funds raised are used to (re-)finance green projects, assets, or business activities, in line with the Green Bond Principles issued by the ICMA in 2015.
Cofinimmo will use the proceeds of the bond issue to (re)finance eligible “green and social” projects. Vigeo Eiris validated the “green and social” character of the selection criteria and the Group’s auditor will track the use of proceeds over the tenor of the bonds.
Degroof Petercam acted as Joint Bookrunner in a syndicate with two other banks.
For more details on the Green Bond market, we refer to our blog post.
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