Over EUR 1 billion in 2 months: CTP’s Green bonds in high demand with investors
Prague, 30 November 2020
CTP, one of Europe’s top-five logistics property companies and the largest logistics property owner-developer in CEE, has successfully issued its second Green bond for EUR 400 million, following the company’s inaugural EUR 650 million issue in October. The proceeds from both bond sales will be used to finance a portfolio of Eligible Green Assets. CTP maintains a strong commitment to sustainability and targets carbon neutral operations by end 2021.
CTP B.V. (ticker CTPBVV) successfully issued its second Green bond for EUR 400 million on 27 November 2020. The 3-year bond, carrying a fixed annual coupon rate of 0.625%, received a strong reception from investors and was several times oversubscribed, with a peak order book in excess of EUR 1 billion. CTP’s inaugural Green bonds issue on 1 October 2020 raised EUR 650 million of new financing, making it the largest debut issuance by a CEE real estate company. CTP chose to issue Green bonds following its 2019 commitment to certify its entire portfolio of logistics and industrial projects to the BREEAM Very Good standard and higher.
Richard Wilkinson, CFO of CTP, comments:
The new debt issue achieved broad institutional distribution, selling primarily to asset managers (66%), with the bulk of demand coming from the UK/Ireland (34%), BeNeLux (22%), the DACH region (18%), France (14%) and Iberia/Italy (9%).
Jan Evert Post, Head of Investor Relations at CTP, adds:
The timing of the issue proved to be quite positive, allowing CTP to achieve attractive pricing and to upsize the issue by EUR 50 million from the original guidance of EUR 350 million.
The newly issued Green bond matures on 27 November 2023 and carries a fixed annual coupon at the rate of 0.625 percent. CTP B.V. bonds arebrated Baa3 (Stable) by Moody’s and BBB- (Stable) by S&P Prague.
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CTP Group is a commercial real estate owner, developer and manager providing complete services in the logistics real estate sector. The Group specialises in the construction, ownership, and management of customer-oriented high-tech business/logistics parks for leading international and domestic companies that are strategically investing in new or expanded projects. CTP Group is the largest full-service owner-developer of prime industrial and logistics property in the CEE. The Group’s core portfolio consists of 6 million square metres of Class A real estate in over 100 strategic locations in six CEE countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Poland. As part of its ong-term commitment to building and owning the most efficient and sustainable assets, CTP already has over 90% of its logistics/industrial portfolio BREEAM certified (“Very Good” or “Excellent”) and plans to be carbon neutral in its operations by end-2021.
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