Royal Bank of Canada is offering C$1.5 billion of nonviability contingent capital subordinated debentures due Dec. 23, 2029.
The notes will bear a fixed annual interest rate of 2.88% until Dec. 23, 2024, and will then bear interest at the three-month Canadian dollar offered rate plus 0.89% until the maturity date. Royal Bank of Canada can redeem the notes on or after Dec. 23, 2024, in whole or in part, on not less than 30 days' and not more than 60 days' notice to noteholders.
The company intends to use net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close Dec. 23.
RBC Capital Markets is the lead agent for the offering.