ICBC Leasing new successful outing
in the international bond markets
Under the medium-term note, established last year, ICBC Leasing raised $1,3 billion with 144a bonds’ issue, providing credit support for the issuer, ICBCIL Finance.
The bonds, issued in mid-May, were assigned ‘A’ grade by both S&P and Fitch Ratings. The offering came in three-year, five-year and ten-year tranches, balancing the pricing and liquidity management. Three and five-years offerings achieved a negative new issue premium, marking once again the global recognition of the company’s credit strength. The notes have been listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. ICBC, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and ANZ appeared as joint global coordinators of the transaction, while Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities joined as joint bookrunners.
ICBC Leasing remains the only financial leasing company in China, able to use its own credit support to successfully issue 144a bonds. More than 200 large investors from Asia, Europe, and U.S subscribed for this bond issue.
This transaction further enhanced ICBC Leasing’s brand image in the international capital market, increasing its assets-liabilities optimization structure.