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Charter Hall Group Prices 10-Year Financing

25/05/2018

Charter Hall Group (Charter Hall or the Group) (ASX: CHC) today announces that it has priced a US$175 million (A$231.5 million) US Private Placement (USPP) which will mature in August 2028. The Notes were issued with a fixed US$ coupon which has been 100% hedged in Australian Dollars to floating rate, representing a margin of 2.05% over the Australian bank bill swap rate (BBSW).

The issuance is due to settle on 24 August 2018, subject to customary investor due diligence and documentation. The proceeds from the issuance are to be utilised to support CHC’s investment activities. RBC Capital Markets, LLC and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. were joint lead placement agents and joint book-runners for the transaction.

Charter Hall’s Chief Financial Officer, Russell Proutt commented: “The issuance of these 10-year Notes and the recent 5-year term refinancing of the corporate facility, provide a combined weighted average debt maturity for the Group’s debt of 7.8 years. The financing also further diversifies debt sourcing for the business and capitalises on the strength of the underlying resilience, tenant quality and rental growth profile of the portfolio of property investments and management platform.”

The Group’s Managing Director and CEO, David Harrison further commented: “This is an exciting milestone for the Group to continue the excellent progress in accessing debt capital markets for our funds to now extend to Charter Hall. The greater debt capacity reflects the threefold increase in the Group’s balance sheet property investments over 5 years, whilst the net cash position and modest gearing levels of fund co-investments, provide considerable dry powder to further grow our investment portfolio”.

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For further information:

Russell Proutt 
Chief Financial Officer 
T: +61 8651 9493
Russell.Proutt@charterhall.com.au

 

Phil Schretzmeyer 
Head of treasury & Group Planning
T: +61 8651 9214
phil.schretzmeyer@charterhall.com.au

For media enquiries: 

Angus Booth 
Group Manager - External Affairs 
T: +61 8651 9223 
angus.booth@charterhall.com.au
For investor enquiries: 

Philip Cheetham
Head of Listed Investor Relations
T: +61 8651 9214 
philip.cheetham@charterhall.com.au