CR Power issues bonds to fund projects
CR Power further established new funding channel and lowered its funding costs via successfully issuing offshore corporate bond. The corporate bonds are valued at RMB2.0 billion or US$188.79 million.
Proceeds will be used to invest in the development and expansion of power generation projects and supplement general working capital.
The Issuance is divided into two tranches: 3-year and 5-year, each with issue size of RMB 1.0 billion or US$94.3 million, and coupon rate fixed at 2.90 per cent and 3.75 per cent respectively.
Coupons are paid semi-annually in arrears with no amortization during the life of the bond.
After issuing onshore RMB corporate bond and US$ senior notes earlier this year, through successfully issuing offshore RMB corporate bond, CR Power further expanded its investors base, which is beneficial for its long-term development. Furthermore, the Issuance allows CR Power to lock in and lower long-term funding costs, hence mitigating the impact of any potential future interest rate hike.