Hutchison Port Holdings Trust issues US$500 million notes due 2024

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Hutchison Port Holdings’ indirect, wholly owned subsidiary HPHT Finance has issued US$500 million 2.875 percent guaranteed notes due 2024, the trust said in a filing to SGX Tuesday.

The notes were issued at 99.64 percent of their principal amount and in minimum denominations of US$200,000, with integral multiples of US$1,000, HPHT said.

The maturity date is 4 November 2024, HPHT said.

The net proceeds are earmarked to refinance some debt owed by HPHT subsidiaries, debt falling due in the near term and debt which could could provide an economic benefit if repaid early, the filing said. The trust added it could also use proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding capital expenditure.

SGX has given approval-in-principle for the listing and quotation of the notes, with the listing expected on 6 November, HPHT said.

Bank of China (Hong Kong), BOCI Asia, Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) and HSBC have been appointed as the joint bookrunners and the joint lead managers, the filing said.

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