BOC Aviation Announces Private Placement of S$145 Million 10-Year Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Notes
05 May 2015
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BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd. ("BOC Aviation") priced a private placement of S$145 million 10-year fixed rate senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”) on 4 May 2015.
The transaction, arranged by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), was issued off BOC Aviation’s US$5 billion Global Medium Term Note Program. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on 11 May 2015, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Notes were priced at par and will bear a fixed interest coupon of 3.93% per annum with interest payable semi-annually in arrears. BOC Aviation will apply the net proceeds to fund capital expenditure, refinance existing borrowings or for general corporate purposes.
BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft leasing company with a portfolio of 251 owned and managed aircraft operated by 60 airlines worldwide in 30 countries, with commitments to acquire 196 aircraft, as of 31 March 2015. BOC Aviation has one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average owned aircraft age of less than four years. BOC Aviation, owned by Bank of China, is based in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, Seattle and Tianjin.
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