25.01.2022 - On 25 January 2022, Axpo Holding AG successfully placed a sustainability-linked bond on the market in the amount of CHF 500 million.
Sustainability is a central pillar of the Axpo Group’s strategy, which is also reflected in the financing of the company. Following the issue of the first green bond in July 2020, Axpo Holding AG placed its first sustainability-linked bond on the market on 25 January 2022. The bond in the amount of CHF 500 million has been issued in two tranches. Tranche A in the amount of CHF 200 million has a maturity of 3 years and an interest rate of 0.25 per cent; Tranche B in the amount of CHF 300 million has a maturity of 5 years and an interest rate of 0.625 per cent. The financing costs are linked to the achievement of targets relating to the further expansion of the capacity of renewable energies. The proceeds of the issue will be used for general corporate purposes.
Joris Gröflin, CFO of the Axpo Group, on the successful issue: “This bond, which is linked to a sustain-ability target, underlines our commitment to sustainability in very general terms, but also where the fi-nancing of the company is concerned. With this transaction on the Swiss capital market, we are increas-ing the diversification of our financial instruments as part of our active capital management and increas-ing our financial scope.”
Axpo is Switzerland’s largest producer of renewable energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. 5,000 employees combine experience and expertise with a passion for innovation. Axpo develops innovative energy solutions for its customers based on state-of-the-art technologies in 30 countries in Europe, North America and Asia.