Today, Swiss Life Holding Ltd successfully placed three tranches of senior green bonds in alignment with its newly established Green Bond Framework1:
- CHF 200 m senior green bonds with maturity in 2021 and negative yield of -0.35% p.a.
- CHF 250 m senior green bonds with maturity in 2025 and 0% coupon
- CHF 150 m senior green bonds with maturity in 2029 and 0.35% coupon
The bonds were placed with investors in the Swiss franc market.
The proceeds will be used in line with the Swiss Life Green Bond Framework, which is focused on real estate. Matthias Aellig, Group CFO of Swiss Life, comments: “With this first green bond issuance, we underline our continued commitment to responsible investing, in this case with regard to energy-efficient buildings.”
This announcement appears as a matter of record only. All the above-referenced bonds have been placed, and this announcement constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy bonds or other securities of Swiss Life Holding Ltd or its subsidiaries. Neither does it constitute (i) an offering prospectus within the meaning of Art. 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations, (ii) a listing prospectus within the meaning of the SIX Swiss Exchange Regulation Listing Rules, nor (iii) a prospectus or a supplement prospectus pursuant to Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended, of the European Parliament and of the Council dated 4 November 2003 (the "EU Prospectus Directive"). No action has been taken or will be taken in the relevant member states of the European Economic Area permitting a public offering of the bonds. A “relevant member state” is any member state which has implemented the EU Prospectus Directive.
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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.
Swiss Life Select, Tecis, Horbach, Proventus, Fincentrum and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products.
Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The subsidiaries Livit, Corpus Sireo, Mayfair Capital and Beos are also part of the Swiss Life Group. The Group employs a workforce of around 9100 and has at its disposal a distribution network of some 14 000 advisors.
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