Pasay—(PHStocks)—SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM Prime, PSE: SMPH) has set the interest rate for its Peso-denominated Series F, 10-year retail bonds at 4.2005% p.a. SM Prime will issue an aggregate principal amount of Php10.0 billion of the Series F bonds, which will be offered to investors through underwriters from July 13 to 19, 2016. The retail bonds will be issued on July 26, 2016. According to the underwriters, SM Prime received a strong demand for the retail bonds.
The SM Prime bonds have been rated PRS Aaa by Philippine Rating Services Corporation (PhilRatings), the highest rating assigned by PhilRatings. Obligations rated PRS Aaa are of the highest quality with minimal credit risk, and denotes that the Issuer’s repayment capacity is extremely strong. This series of SM Prime bonds is the third offering of Peso-denominated retail bonds to the public.
“The retail bond to be issued will sustain SM Prime’s development roadmap, which is geared towards provincial expansions mostly allotted on malls and offices developments. We remain optimistic on the huge growth potential in the provinces where large areas remain unserved.” SM Prime President Hans T. Sy said.
The SM Prime bonds’ joint issue managers, joint lead underwriters and joint bookrunners are BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, BPI Capital Corporation, China Bank Capital Corporation and First Metro Investment Corp. East West Banking Corp. (PSE: EW), PNB Capital and Investment Corporation and United Coconut Planters Bank are participating underwriters for the bond issue.
SM Prime remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people.