Access Bank’s $500m Eurobond oversubscribed by 200%

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Access Bank Plc announced to investors and the Nigerian Exchange Limited that it successfully priced $500m Eurobond which was over-subscribed by more than 200 per cent on its order book.

In a statement signed by its Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi, the bank revealed that the 144A/Reg S Additional Tier 1 Eurobond was priced at a 9.125 per cent yield with the coupons peaking over $1bn.

The eurobond which was issued under the bank’s medium-term note programme is a Basel III compliant Perpetual Non-Call 5.25-year subscribed note to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. The eurobond may be called anytime from October 7, 2026, subject to conditions including the Central Bank of Nigeria’s approval, Access Bank said.

The Group Managing Director, bank, Dr Herbert Wigwe, said that the transaction significantly enhanced Access Bank’s tier 1 and total capital ratios, and provided significant room for growth and execution of its strategic objectives.

“This issuance on the back of our recently concluded $500m senior Eurobond, underscores the formidable confidence of a diversified range of global and local investors in the Access Bank strategy,” he said.

SOURCE: PUNCH

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