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BFF Banking Group announces the private placement to institutional investors of a subordinated Tier 2 bond due 2027, for a total nominal amount of Euro 100 million, being the first subordinated bond issued by the parent company Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A.
The transaction represents the first-ever unrated Tier 2 by an Italian bank as well as the first Italian Tier 2 issuance in 2017, attracting strong interest from domestic and international institutional accounts alike.
The issuance represents a further step in the continuous diversification of funding and capital sources carried out by the Group, leading to a more efficient capital structure and benefitting the Group’s Total Capital ratio.
The subordinated notes will have a final maturity date in March 2027 with an Issuer Call Date in March 2022 and will be issued with a denomination of Euro 100,000 and integral multiples of Euro 1,000 in excess thereof. The notes will carry an annual fixed coupon of 5.875% prior to the issuer call date.
The issuance and settlement are expected to take place on 2nd March 2017. On or about the issue date, the Notes will be listed on the official list of the Irish Stock Exchange and will be admitted to trading on the relevant regulated market.
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc acted as sole underwriter and lead manager on the transaction. White & Case LLP acted as legal counsel of the issuer and Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato acted as legal counsel to Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.