On 4 September 2015, Glow Energy Plc. (A+ rating with stable outlook from TRIS rating) successfully issued a 10-year bullet debenture to institutional and high-networth investors. The coupon rate is 3.95% per annum. This issuance was co-underwritten by Krung Thai Bank and Bank of Ayudhya.
Mr.Brendan Wauters, Chief Executive Officer of Glow Group, commented: "The success of this issuance, notwithstanding the recent volatility in financial markets, clearly reflects the confidence investors have in the business fundamentals and the financial standing of our company. The funds raised will be used primarily to refinance debt maturing in the course 2015. The issuance of these long-tenor bonds will contribute to increasing the average maturity of our corporate finance debt, and is in line with our commitment to optimize our capital structure on an ongoing basis."
Mr. Payong Srivanich, Senior Executive Vice President – Managing Director Global Markets Group of Krung Thai Bank, and Mr.Masaaki Suzuki, Head of JPC/MNC Banking of Bank of Ayudhya, as lead underwriters of the issuance, commented: "This debenture issuance is considered as a great success not only for the Company but also for both banks as lead underwriters, considering the volatile capital market environment during the time of placement. The demand from investors was overwhelming, with more than 5 times over subscription. Such placement success clearly reflects confidence of investors in solid financial performance, trust in vision and achievements of management throughout the years of excellent operation, and good prospects for continued solid demand in future fund raising of Glow Group."
About Glow Energy
Glow Group, with the ENGIE Group as its main shareholder (69.11%), is a major energy player in Thailand with a combined installed capacity of 3,207 MW (Glow’s stake is 2,891 MW) of electricity and 1,206 tons per hour of steam. Glow Group generates and supplies electricity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) under Thailand's SPP (Small Power Producer) and IPP (Independent Power Producer) programs, as well as electricity, steam, industrial water and services to large industrial customers located in the Map Ta Phut area and nearby.
For more information about the Glow Group please visit www.glow.co.th. For more information about ENGIE please visit the company’s website at http://www.engie.com.
ENGIE is committed to take on the major challenges of the energy revolution, towards a world more decarbonised, decentralised and digitised.
The Group aims at becoming the leader of this new energy world by focusing on three key activities for the future: low carbon generation in particular from natural gas and renewable energies, energy infrastructures and efficient solutions adapted to all its clients’ needs (individuals, businesses, territories, etc.). The customers’ satisfaction, innovation and digital are at the heart of ENGIE’s development.
ENGIE is active in around 70 countries, employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).
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