Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Ltd. in St. Gallen issued today its inaugural subordinated hybrid-bond on the EUR capital market with a total volume of EUR500 million. The bond matures in 2047 with a first optional call date in September 2027.
The bond bears a fixed coupon of 3.375% until its first optional call date in September 2027.
With this issue, Helvetia is taking advantage of the prevailing positive market conditions on the European debt capital market to create further financial flexibility. Paul Norton, Chief Financial Officer of Helvetia Group says: «Thanks to the current favourable capital market conditions, this is a good time to broaden Helvetia's investor base to the euro debt markets and to further optimise our financial structure as well as to support the underlying objectives of our helvetia 20.20
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. UBS acted as the sole structuring adviser and together with BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank as joint lead manager to the transaction as well as Raiffeisen Schweiz as co-manager.
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