Schaeffler Establishes Debt Issuance Programme
2018-09-28 | Herzogenaurach
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler today established a EUR 5.0 billion debt issuance programme, following approval of the corresponding base prospectus by the competent authority Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). The debt issuance programme provides Schaeffler with a flexible platform to obtain funding from the debt capital markets in the future.
The establishment of the debt issuance programme follows shortly after a rating upgrade by S&P to BBB-, which positions Schaeffler as investment grade company at all three major rating agencies. Subsequent to the upgrade, Schaeffler released all remaining security interests previously granted to secure its facilities agreement and existing bonds in accordance with the respective security release provisions.
The establishment of the debt issuance programme in connection with the security release allows Schaeffler to continue the development of its financing structure towards an unsecured investment grade financing structure and underpins Schaeffler’s commitment to maintain its investment grade ratings in the long term.
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