"Vienna, 21 July 2015 - UNIQA Insurance Group (UNIQA) has successfully placed Subordinated Notes (Tier 2) in an aggregate principal amount of EUR 500 million with institutional investors in Europe. As in the past, UNIQA relied once again on the expertise of Wolf Theiss´ Debt Capital Market Team.
The Notes are scheduled to be redeemed after 31 years, subject to certain conditions and may be called by UNIQA for the first time after 11 years, subject to certain conditions. The Notes bear interest at a rate of 6.00 per cent per annum during the first 11 years of their term, and at a floating interest rate thereafter. The offering of the Notes was nine times oversubscribed. UNIQA intends to list the Notes on the Second Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. The issue date is expected to be 27 July 2015. The issue price has been set at 100 percent of the principal amount. The bank consortium consisted of the Joint Lead Managers BNP PARIBAS, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG.
UNIQA has been advised by Wolf Theiss´ Debt Capital Market Team under Partner Claus Schneider. The team was led by Counsel Alexander Haas who was supported by Consultant Christine Siegl and Associate Nikolaus Dinhof. ""The currently difficult market environment was a particular challenge in this deal. We are thus, particularly pleased that we were able to contribute to this successful benchmark-issue of UNIQA"" commented Alexander Haas. "