Mapletree Successfully Priced the First Singapore Dollar Hybrid Issue of 2017
12 Jan 2017
Singapore – Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”), a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company, wishes to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mapletree Treasury Services Limited (the “Issuer”), has launched and priced S$625 million principal amount of 4.50% perpetual securities (the “Securities”), to be issued pursuant to its US$5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme (“EMTN Programme”). The Securities will be unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Mapletree.
This is the first public Singapore dollar debt capital market transaction and also the first public Asian hybrid issuance of 2017. The offering of the Securities was very well received by investors. Mapletree has received orders worth over S$800 million with participation from about 60 high quality investors.
The Securities, which will be issued in denominations of S$250,000, will be perpetual, first callable at the Issuer’s option on 19 January 2022, and will confer the right to receive distribution payments at a rate of 4.50% per annum, with a distribution rate reset on 19 January 2027 and every 10 years thereafter. The distribution rate will be subject to a one-time step-up of 1% per annum on 19 January 2027. The distribution will be payable semi-annually in arrear on a discretionary basis and will be cumulative in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Securities.
Proceeds from the issue of the Securities will be used by the Group for general corporate purposes.
Mr Wong Mun Hoong, Group Chief Financial Officer of Mapletree, said, “We are very pleased with the recognition of our credit and strong support from investors. While Asia remains a core market for Mapletree, the Group has since 2014 expanded successfully beyond Asia into the developed markets of Australia, Europe and the United States. We will continue to grow our business to deliver strong earnings and sustainable returns to our stakeholders. The successful offering is a testament of Mapletree’s strong brand name, excellent financial track record and proven strategies.”
DBS Bank Ltd. and HSBC are joint lead managers for the transaction.
Application will be made to the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST”) for permission to deal in, and for a quotation of, the Securities. Admission to the Official List of the SGX-ST and quotation of the Securities on the SGX-ST are not to be taken as an indication of the merits of the Issuer, Mapletree, the EMTN Programme or the Securities.
Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths as a developer, an investor and a capital manager, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects in Asia, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.
Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and five private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Singapore and Asia Pacific.
As at 30 September 2016, Mapletree owns and manages S$36.9 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential, corporate lodging/serviced apartment and student housing properties.
The Group’s assets are located across 12 economies globally, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States and Vietnam.
To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK and Vietnam.
For more information, please visit www.mapletree.com.sg