Vontobel places new USD 400 million AT1 bonds
- Vontobel places new Additional Tier 1 (AT1) bonds following the market turbulence in spring
- The bonds will be privately placed with funds managed by Apollo Global Management
- The previous AT1 will be called following the successful placement of the new AT1 bonds
Vontobel has successfully placed new Additional Tier 1 bonds (AT1 bonds) with a total nominal value of USD 400 million in two tranches of USD 200 million and a denomination of USD 200,000 each with funds managed by Apollo Global Management. The issue price of the AT1 bonds is 100 percent and payment occurred on September 28, 2023. The AT1 bonds have an expected Baa2 rating from Moody's. Vontobel Holding AG is assigned an A2 issuer rating by Moody's.
Following the successful placement of the new AT1 bonds, Vontobel will call the outstanding 2018 AT1 bond (ISIN CH0419042566) in the amount of CHF 450 million as of October 31, 2023. The payout is to be made in line with the terms and conditions at 100 percent plus interest for the past year.
The new AT1 bonds with a total nominal value of USD 400 million were placed with cosmofunding as the acting agent.
"In the current environment, we believe the placement of the new AT1 bonds with a sophisticated institutional investor underscores the strength of our balance sheet and confidence in Vontobel as a long-term partner. Vontobel follows a capital-efficient, focused business model with a conservative risk profile. We will continue to be committed to this in the future," commented Thomas Heinzl, Chief Financial Officer at Vontobel.
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