Singapore Airlines (SIA) has raised S$850 million
(approximately US$630,415,000) via a convertible bond issue that has been placed with a variety
of institutional investors.
As the offer was more than four times oversubscribed, the issuance was upsized from the initial S$750
million to S$850 million with more attractive terms for SIA.
The five-year bonds will carry a competitive
coupon of 1.625%, and can be converted into ordinary shares at a
price of S$5.743 – a significant premium of 45.8% over the 12
November 2020 closing price of S$3.94.
from the bonds will be used to fund operating and capital
expenditure, and debt servicing.
“We would like to thank
investors for the strong support,” said Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines.
“The placement was successfully
executed with a highly competitive coupon and substantial
conversion premium. Such attractive terms for the company
underscore the strong confidence that investors have in Singapore
Airlines, as well as our ability to successfully overcome the
near- term challenges and emerge as a leader in the airline
Since the start of the 2020/2021 financial year,
including today’s issuance, Singapore Airlines has raised
approximately S$12.2 billion. This includes S$8.8 billion from
SIA’s successful rights issue, S$2 billion from secured financing,
and more than $500 million through new committed lines of credit
and a short-term unsecured loan.
Including the new lines of
credit, SIA will continue to have access to more than S$2.1
billion in committed credit lines. For the period up to July 2021,
the company also retains the option to raise up to S$6.2 billion
in additional mandatory convertible bonds that would provide
further liquidity if necessary.
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