SCA first Swedish listed company to issue green bond
ET | Source:Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA
As the first Swedish listed company, SCA has raised SEK 1.5 bn through a green
bond issue. The bond proceeds will be used for investments in projects with a
positive environmental impact.
The bond, which is denominated in Swedish krona (SEK), has a five-year tenor and
is issued under the company’s EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) program. The bond has
two tranches. One tranche 1 billion floating rate note, priced at three-month
STIBOR +0,68% annually and one SEK 500m fixed rate tranche with an annual coupon
of 2,5%. SCA’s green bond offer was oversubscribed. The bond was placed with
approximately 30 investors.
Green corporate bonds are relatively new in the bond market
For SCA, the globally leading hygiene and forest products company,
sustainability is a crucial and natural part of the business model.
“SCA’s sustainability activities are based on the creation of financial,
environmental and social value. Each of these components holds equal importance
in the drive to create a successful company. SCA’s position as the first listed
company in Sweden to offer a green bond is further confirmation of how important
and highly prioritized our sustainability work is,” says Jan Johansson,
President and CEO of SCA.
Examples of investment areas for SCA’s green bonds are renewable energy and
The intermediary bank has been SEB.
For additional information please contact:
Johan Karlsson, VP Investor Relations, 46 8 788 51 30
Boo Ehlin, VP Media Relations, 46 8 788 51 36
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops
and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are
conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading
global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse,
Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest
owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The
Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2013 amounted to approximately SEK
93bn (EUR 10.7bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm,
Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit
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