Wintershall Dea successfully prices dual-tranche subordinated notes transaction in the total amount of €1.5 billion
Wintershall Dea, Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company, has successfully priced its inaugural dual-tranche subordinated notes transaction comprising of Perpetual NC5.5 €650 million notes and Perpetual NC8.0 €850 million notes. The yields of the notes until the relevant first reset date are 2.5% and 3.0% per annum, respectively. The notes are expected to be rated Ba1 by Moody’s and BB+ by Fitch.
Net proceeds from the transaction will be used for repayment of senior debt and general corporate purposes.
Wintershall Dea CFO Paul Smith said:
„I am pleased with the outcome of our inaugural subordinated notes transaction. Following the unprecedented levels of volatility, the company continues to take prudent actions in its balance sheet management. This transaction allows us to de-lever and reaffirm our commitment to our financial policy framework.
Having a strong balance sheet is a core element of our strategy to deliver profitable growth in the energy transition going forward. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our second successful capital markets transaction.”
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About Wintershall Dea
Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business.
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,800 people worldwide from over 60 nations.