Mota-Engil wants to issue up to €75 million in sustainable debt

  • ECO News
  • 11 November 2021

The construction company announced that is preparing the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds with an initial aggregate amount of up to €75 million.

Mota-Engil intends to place up to €75 million in sustainability-linked bonds. A maximum of 150,000 bonds with a maturity of five years and a fixed interest rate of 4.25% will be issued, according to the operation’s prospectus, which has already been approved by the CMVM.

In the document, the construction company said it planned to launch a “public offering for subscription and admission to trading on the regulated market up to € 150,000 bonds, issued by Mota-Engil, SGPS, SA, with a unit face value of €500 and an initial aggregate amount up to €75 million, which may be increased via an addendum to the prospectus approved by the CMVM and published by November 23.”

The sustainability-linked bonds will be issued on December 2 2021, maturing five years later. The repayment is made in two instalments of €250 each, the first on December 2, 2025, and the second on December 2 2026.

Every year, Mota-Engil will pay a gross interest of 4.25%, subject to taxes, which is due semi-annually, on June 2 and December 2 of each year, until the final reimbursement. In addition, investors may receive an additional remuneration of €1.25 per bond, to be paid on the final repayment date, if Mota-Engil fails to meet the sustainability criteria set out in the offer.

According to the prospectus, “the period of the public offering for subscription is ten working days and begins on November 15 2021, at 8.30 am”. The minimum subscription is five securities, or €2,500.

Simultaneously, Mota-Engil is advancing two voluntary public exchange offers of the 150,000 bonds it issued in November 2018 (which mature in 2022) and the 6,051 bonds issued in January 2018 (which mature in January 2023).