Banpu plans to issue THB 15 billion debentures with maturities of 7, 10 and 12 years
Banpu Public Company Limited plans to issue THB 15 billion senior unsecured debentures with maturities of 7, 10, and 12 years for retail, co-operative and institutional investors.
Mr. Chanin Vongkusolkit, Chief Executive Officer of Banpu Public Company Limited, disclosed that the Company has applied for the permission from The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its new debentures with maturities of 7, 10 and 12 years, total issue size not over THB 15 billion. The proceeds from the debenture issuance will be used for refinancing the Company’s existing debts and/or for other investments and working capital for its business operations.
“This is the second time that Banpu issues debentures to retail investors. We will use the funds generated from debenture issuance for loan payment. By issuing the debentures, our debt burden from principal repayment in the next five years will be reduced and the portion of our fixed rate debt will be higher”, Mr. Chanin said.
The new debentures will be offered to retail, co-operative and institutional investors via the underwriters’ branches – Bangkok Bank PLC., Kasikornbank PLC., Krung Thai Bank PLC. and Siam Commercial Bank PLC. More information can be found in the debenture’s draft prospectus currently available on www.sec.or.th Otherwise, please contact all branches of the underwriters or their Call Centers as follows; Bangkok Bank PLC. Tel. 1333, Kasikornbank PLC. Tel. 02-888-8888, Krung Thai Bank PLC. Tel.1551 and Siam Commercial Bank PLC. Tel. 02-777-7777.
Banpu Public Company Limited is an energetic Asian energy company managing coal mining and coal-related businesses operating in four countries namely Thailand, Indonesia, China and Australia. As of 31 December 2010, Banpu had a net profit of THB 24,728 million. Its total assets stood at THB 193,598 million while total liability was at THB 123,885 million. The Company’s Net Debt to Equity ratio was 1.06 times. Currently, TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. has affirmed the Company’s rating at “AA-” with “stable” outlook.