Proposed bond and debt profile announced
Globaltrans Investment PLC (“the Company” or together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or “the Group”) (LSE ticker: GLTR) today announces that Joint-Stock Company New Forwarding Company, a 100% subsidiary of the Group, plans to issue a 5-year Russian rouble denominated bond for a total amount of RUB 5.0 billion. The proceeds from the transaction will be used to refinance debt and for general corporate purposes. Globaltrans will irrevocably undertake to acquire the bonds in case of default of the issuer.
In connection with the subsidiary’s proposed bond issue, Globaltrans also announces the Group’s debt and maturity profile as of 31 December of 2017.
As of 31 December 2017, RUB mln
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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 Group’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 Group’s fleet. About 91% of the Total Fleet is owned by the Group with an average age of 11 years.
In 2016, the Group’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.
Globaltrans has the following credit ratings:
- Fitch Ratings: BB+, stable outlook
- Moody’s: Ba2, stable outlook
- Expert RA: ruAA, stable outlook
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