Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, announced it has successfully issued N50 billion Series 1 Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds under the company’s new NGN300 billion Multi-Instrument Issuance Program.
The leading manufacturer disclosed in a statement signed by Edward Imoedemhe, Deputy Company Secretary, Dangote Cement Plc.
According to the statement, the bonds were issued on May 26 2021 at coupon rates of 11.25%, 12.50% and 13.50% for the 3, 5 and 7-year tranches respectively.
The statement read in part, “Despite market headwinds, the bond issuance was well received and recorded participation from a wide range of investors including domestic pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies and high net-worth investors.
“The proceeds of the bond issuance will be deployed for the company’s expansion projects, short-term debt refinancing and working capital requirements. Aside from this first issuance of a traditional bond under the new Multi-Instruments Programme, Dangote Cement has registered a programme enabling it to consider different types of fixed income instruments to cater for different type of investors.”
“The ability to issue Green Bonds and Sukuk will enable the company leverage the depth and breadth of the Nigerian market.”
Commenting on the bond issuance, Michel Puchercos, Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement Plc. stated: “This bond issuance allows us move a step further in achieving our expansion objectives and will be deployed to projects instrumental in supporting our export strategy while improving our cost competitiveness.
“We thank the investor community for their continued support in the management of Dangote Cement and their successful participation in the bond issuance.”
Absa Capital Markets Nigeria acted as Lead Issuing House for the Series 1 Bonds, and Stanbic IBTC Capital, Standard Chartered Capital & Advisory Nigeria Limited, United Capital Plc, FBN Quest Merchant Bank, FCMB Capital Markets, Coronation Merchant Bank, Ecobank Development Corporation Nigeria, Futureview Financial Services, Meristem Capital Limited, Rand Merchant Bank, Quantum Zenith Capital and Vetiva Capital Management acted as Joint Issuing Houses. The Bonds will be listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited and FMDQ Securities Exchange.
Lagos State’s Series IV N125 Billion Bond Opens for Subscription
Lagos State Government has declared open it’s series IV N125 Billion bond under the state’s N500 Billion Bond Issuance Programme.
The subscription is scheduled to close at 2.00 pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, stated Coronation Merchant Bank Limited in an email forwarded to investors.
The email reads, “Coronation Merchant Bank Limited is pleased to announce that the Lagos State Government Series IV Bond of up to
N125 Billion under the State’s N500 Billion Bond Issuance Programme is now open for subscription. The offer is scheduled to close at 2.00pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.”
Please see indicative terms of the offer below:
- Series IV Bond Pricing Supplement
- Series IV Trust Deed
- The Series IV Bond Rating Report by Agusto & Co and Global Credit Rating Co.
- The Issuer’s Rating Report by Agusto and GCR
- The Issuer’s PENCOM Clearance Letter
- Commitment Form
- Eligible Individual Investor (EII) Form
For further enquiries, kindly reach out to any of the contacts below:
Ardova Plc Announces N60 Billion Bond Programme
Ardova Plc, a Nigerian leading indigenous and integrated energy company involved in the distribution of petroleum products, announced it has established a N60 billion bond programme.
The company also announced the successful issuance of N11,444,000,000 7-year 13.3 percent fixed-rate bonds and N13,856,000,000 10-year 13.65 percent fixed-rate bonds under the programme.
Ardova disclosed this in a statement signed by Oladeinde Nelson-Cole, Company Secretary/General Counsel.
It said “Ardova PLC is pleased to announce the establishment of its ₦60,000,000,000 (Sixty Billion Naira) bond issuance programme (the “Programme”) and the successful issuance of ₦11,444,000,000 (Eleven Billion, Four Hundred and Forty-Four Million Naira) 7-year 13.3% fixed rate bonds and ₦13,856,000,000 (Thirteen Billion, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Six Million Naira) 10-year 13.65% fixed rate bonds being tranches A and B respectively of the series 1 bonds under the Programme.”
The bonds are duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. An application will be made to list the Bonds on the FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited.
Vetiva Capital Management Limited and Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited acted as Joint Issuing Houses, whilst Banwo & Ighodalo acted as Transaction Counsel. The trustees were advised by Aluko & Oyebode.
Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Olumide Adeosun, CEO of the Company said: “We are pleased with the successful conclusion of this transaction which again demonstrates investors’ confidence in the Company and provides additional resources for the Company to continue its expansion projects.”
150bn FG Bonds for Auction in November
The Debt Management Office (DMO), the government agency that coordinates the management of Nigeria’s debt, has said that Federal government N150bn bonds will be up for subscription this month.
In a circular available on the website of the Debt management agency, the bonds are to be auctioned on November 17 while the settlement date was set for November 19.
The Federal Agency had on September 17 announced the Federal government plans for Eurobond issuance in the international capital market (ICM). The issuance, as announced in September, was to avail local investors of the opportunity to invest.
Almost a month after, the federal government is up with N150 billion bonds. The bonds are broken into three with each worth N50bn.
A further breakdown available in the circular by DMO showed that the bonds are a 10-year re-opening bond offered at the rate of 12.50 percent and is to mature in January 2026. There is the 20-years re-opening bond to be offered at 16.2499 percent and will mature in April 2037. There is also a 30-year re-opening bond to be offered at 12.98 percent and mature in March 2050.
Similarly, according to the circular, the bonds will offer N1,000 per unit subject to a minimum subscription of N50,001,000 and in multiples of N1,000 thereafter.
The interest rate is payable semi-annually. For the interest rate, “For Re-opening of previously issued bonds, (where the coupon is already set), successful bidders will pay a price corresponding to the yield-to-maturity bid that clears the volume being auctioned, plus any accrued interest on the instrument,” DMO said.
The circular also stated that the bond qualifies as a security. It read, “FNG bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the Federal Government of Nigeria and charged upon the general assets of Nigeria.”
As regards redemption, the circular stipulated bullet repayment on the maturity date.
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