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GLP J-REIT plans issuance of ¥5.1B green bonds via public offering

Japanese industrial landlord GLP J-REIT resolved to issue ¥5.10 billion of green bonds via a public offering, to refinance the loans obtained for the acquisition of the GLP Neyagawa project.

The unsecured investment corporation bonds, which have a denomination price of ¥100 million, will be issued at a price of ¥100 per ¥100 of each bond. Annual interest of 0.680% will be paid June 30 and Dec. 31 of each year, according to a release.

Shikoku Labour Bank, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd., Hanno Shinkin Bank and Hirakata Shinkin Bank agreed to invest in the green bonds that can be subscribed Dec. 14.

The bonds will be redeemed in full Dec. 20, 2028.

GLP estimates net proceeds of roughly ¥5.07 billion from the issuance, which will be used to refinance the said loans due September 2019.

MUFG Bank Ltd. is engaged to be the fiscal agent, issuing agent and payment agent. SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., Nomura Securities Co. Ltd. and Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd. are the underwriters for the offering.

As of Dec. 13, US$1 was equivalent to ¥113.67.