Globaltrans Investment PLC (the â€śCompanyâ€ť and together with its consolidated subsidiaries â€śGlobaltransâ€ť or the â€śGroupâ€ť; LSE ticker GLTR) announces that its wholly owned Russian subsidiary, JSC New Forwarding Company, has successfully priced its five-year Russian rouble (RUB) denominated exchange-traded bond for a total amount of RUB 5 billion. During the book building process, pricing was lowered from an initial guidance range of 7.50-7.75% p.a. as a result of the extent of investor interest and the bond was priced at a coupon rate of 7.25% p.a. Investor demand was highly diversified with more than 40 orders from asset managers, banks, insurance companies and retail investors and the order book was more than five times oversubscribed during book building.
Settlement is scheduled to take place on the Moscow Exchange on February 20, 2018. The transaction was led by JSC VTB Capital and PJSC ROSBANK.
The proceeds from the transaction will be used to refinance debt and for general corporate purposes.
Commenting on todayâ€™s announcement Valery Shpakov, CEO of Globaltrans, said: "We are pleased to see the success of our bond issue today, which was priced at the lowest rate for rouble financing in our corporate history. The level of interest shown by the market confirms investor confidence in Globaltransâ€™ operational efficiency and strong financial position as well as their belief in the strategy, quality of the management team, and the companyâ€™s high standards of corporate governance."
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Globaltrans is a leading freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic countries. The Groupâ€™s main business is the provision of freight rail transportation services. Globaltrans provides services to more than 500 customers and its key customers include a number of large Russian industrial groups in the metals and mining and the oil products and oil sectors.
The Group has a Total Fleet of about 67 thousand units as of 30 June 2017. Universal gondola cars and rail tank cars constitute the backbone of the Groupâ€™s fleet. About 91% of the Total Fleet is owned by the Group with an average age of 11 years.
In 2016, the Groupâ€™s Freight Rail Turnover (including Engaged Fleet) was 182 billion tonnes-km. The total revenue of Globaltrans amounted to RUB 69.5 billion in 2016.
Globaltrans' global depositary receipts (ticker symbol: GLTR) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since May 2008. Globaltrans was the first freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia to have an international listing.
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