Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) has successfully placed its second benchmark Green Bond. The bond has an aggregate nominal amount of EUR 750 million and a maturity of seven years, with an interest rate of 0.375 per cent per annum.
With demand in excess of EUR 1.8 billion, the orderbook was significantly oversubscribed. The proceeds from the bond will be used to finance environmentally friendly housing and commercial real estate, as well as green transport infrastructure and transportation projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
“We want to make our contribution towards more sustainability. Green bonds are an important pillar of our sustainability strategy and provide an interesting investment opportunity for investors“, said Martin Grüll, CFO of RBI, about the issuance. “The high level of demand shows that green bonds are no longer a niche topic and are met with wide interest from investors“, explains Grüll.
As in previous issues, RBI was advised by the Wolf Theiss DCM Team under the leadership of partner Alex Haas, supported by Counsel Christine Siegl, Senior Associate Nevena Skocic and Associate Nikolaus Dinhof. The Joint Lead Managers were advised by White & Case.
"We are very pleased that RBI has once again relied on our DCM expertise. We believe that sustainable finance is one of the big trends in the financial industry and we are very happy that we can support RBI in their sustainability initiatives -", Alex Haas said.