|Emitents||Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum, AS (5493007HPQSSX8BJ4315)|
|Veids||2.2. Iekšējā informācija|
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Words and expressions defined in the Base Prospectus of Second Programme for the Issuance of Notes in the Amount of EUR 70,000,00 of AS “Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum” (hereinafter – “Altum”) dated 9 May 2019 (the „Base Prospectus“) have the same meanings in this announcement.
Altum in accordance with Clause 6.4. of Section „Placement of Notes“ of the Base Prospectus hereby announces that placement of EUR 15,000,000 Notes, that are issued in accordance with the Final Terms dated 27 May 2019 in addition to EUR 10,000,000 1.3% Notes due 7 March 2025 (ISIN code: LV0000880037) issued on 7 March 2018 in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions set forth in the Base Prospectus of the First Programme for the Issuance of Notes of Altum dated 30 August 2017, is completed. The following characteristics have been set to the Notes within the placement:
MiFID II professional investors and ECPs only target market - Manufacturer target market (MiFID II product governance) is professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II (all distribution channels).
Development Finance Institution ALTUM, rated Baa1 by Moody's Investors Service, has issued Notes in the amount EUR 15 million with a yield of maturity of 0.95%. The transaction attracted a great deal of interest from investors in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and the Notes were oversubscribed by 13 times.
On 29 May, ALTUM issued Notes in the total value of EUR 15 million – the first issue of Notes in a EUR 70 million bond issue programme - with a yield of maturity of 0.95%. The Notes were issued in addition to a EUR 10 million Notes issue on 7 March 2018 with a maturity date of 7 March 2025 and a fixed annual interest rate (coupon) of 1.3%, which are listed on the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange. The transaction attracted a great deal of interest from investors in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and the Notes were oversubscribed by 13 times. The Notes were allocated to 20 investors in the Baltics: 5 banks (18%) and 15 asset managers and insurance companies (82%).
Proceeds from the Notes will be used for ALTUM funding purposes of sustainable business projects that are vital for the national economy within agriculture.
Reinis Bērziņš, Chairman of ALTUM Board:
“We are pleased with investors' major interest in the Notes issue, which attests to the correctness of the fundraising strategy chosen by ALTUM and at the same time allows us to issue Notes on good financial terms. We will use proceeds from this Notes issue to expand operations of the ALTUM-run Land Fund to further strengthen the fund’s rapid growth in recent years. In less than four years, the Land Fund portfolio has reached its first 10,000 hectares, with the volume of transactions increasing every year. With the new bonds issue programme of EUR 70 million the total funding attracted by ALTUM on capital markets will reach EUR 100 million. In general, the fund raising in capital markets ensures diversified funding sources, helps to be sustainable and self-sufficient in attraction of the funding at the same time promoting the development of the Baltic capital market.”
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JSC Development Finance Institution Altum is a Latvia state-owned company that ensures access of the enterprises and households to the financial resources by means of support financial instruments - loans, guarantees, investments in venture capital funds - in the areas defined as important and to be supported by the state, thus developing the national economy and enhancing mobilization of the private capital and financial resources. On 25 March 2019 Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) reconfirmed Altum’s Baa1 long-term issuer rating, with outlook stable. The baseline credit assessment (BCA) was upgraded to investment grade rating baa3. The assigned Moody’s rating of Altum is one of the highest credit ratings assigned to corporate entities in Latvia. On 24 October 2017 the bonds issued by Altum were listed on a regulated market – Baltic Bond List of Nasdaq Riga. ALTUM was the winner of Stock Exchange Event of the Year award in Nasdaq Baltic Awards 2019.