Castellum AB (publ) has carried out an inaugural offering of Green MTN Bonds.
The bond issue amounts to SEKm 1,000, in the form of bonds with a 5-year duration. The issue was carried out partly as a fixed-rate bond for a nominal SEKm 350, with an annual coupon interest of 1.875%, and partly as an FRN-bond for a nominal SEKm 650, with floating interest rate corresponding to the 3-month STIBOR-rate + 1.95%.
The issue amount is to be allocated in compliance with the Castellum AB Green Bond Framework, which was publically available via Castellum’s website (www.castellum.se) at the time of the emission. Particular demands are placed on Castellum regarding financing objectives, selection of projects and financing assets, allocation of net proceeds and documentation of decisions, as well as for continuous reporting and transparency.
The bonds were issued within Castellum’s existing MTN-program and will be listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Handelsbanken has acted as advisor to activities for creating Castellum’s Green Bond Framework, and the bank will also carry out the offering.
Castellum currently holds the greatest number of environmentally certified properties in Sweden, and a selection of these will be financed by the new bond emission.
The company’s widespread sustainability activities have attracted regular notice. In September 2016, Castellum was the only Nordic real estate firm (and one of seven Swedish companies in any industry) chosen to join the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The index represents global corporations that have performed best within the field of sustainability. The general aim of the DJSI is to guide investors towards sustainable investments.
Castellum has also recently received two international sustainability awards. These include the Global Sector Leader distinction, awarded by the GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), an organization that works toward strengthening and guiding investors through assessing the global real estate sector. Castellum also received an EPRA Gold award, for sustainability reporting from the EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association). EPRA seeks to improve standards and transparency within the real estate sector – primarily to promote enhanced investor security.
“Castellum has high ambitions within the field of Sustainability – and it’s pleasing to note significant investor interest in contributing to our long-term sustainability efforts”, comments Ulrika Danielsson, Castellum CFO.
This information is information that Castellum is obliged to make public pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.00 am CET on September 28, 2016.
For additional information, please contact:
Ulrika Danielsson, CFO at Castellum, phone +46 706-47 12 61
Krister Kylås, Head of Treasury at Castellum, phone +46 725 55 55 07
Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounts to approx. SEK 72 billion, and comprises of commercial properties for office, retail, warehouse and industrial with a total lettable area of approx. 4.7 million sq.m.
Castellum own and manage properties through one common brand in five geographical regions with strong local presence. The five geographical regions are: Central, North, Stockholm, West and Öresund.
The Castellum share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap.
Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Gothenburg | Org nr/Corp Id no SE 556475-5550 | Phone +46 31 60 74 00 Fax +46 31 13 17 55