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HDB Issues Rated Fixed Rate Green Notes
The Housing & Development Board ("HDB") has issued S$1.1 billion, 5-year Fixed Rate Green Notes (the “Notes”) under its S$32 billion Multicurrency Medium Term Note ("MTN") Programme.
2 The Notes have a coupon of 2.94% per annum payable semi-annually in arrear. The Notes were issued on 13 Jul 2022 and will mature on 13 Jul 2027. The Notes are rated AAA by Fitch Ratings.
3 The net proceeds of the Notes will be used to finance or refinance Eligible Green Projects under the Project Category of Green Buildings as set out in HDB’s Green Finance Framework.
4 The Notes are in denominations of S$250,000 and were offered by way of placement to investors pursuant to Sections 274 and 275 of the Securities and Futures Act and (where applicable) Regulation 3 of the Securities and Futures (Classes of Investors) Regulations 2018. Approval in principle for the listing of the Notes on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”) has been obtained. Admission of the Notes to the Official List of the SGX-ST and quotation of any Notes on the SGX-ST is not to be taken as an indication of the merits of HDB, its subsidiaries or the Notes. The Notes are cleared through The Central Depository (Pte) Limited.
5 The Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners are Bank of China Limited, Singapore Branch, DBS Bank Ltd., Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and United Overseas Bank Limited.
6 HDB was set up as a statutory board on 1 February 1960. HDB flats are home to 80% of Singapore's resident population, of which about 90% own their home. Providing affordable and quality housing, creating vibrant and sustainable towns, and promoting active and cohesive communities, will remain the focus for HDB.
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS
This announcement is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (as amended), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons absent registration under, or an applicable exemption from, the registration requirements of the U.S. securities laws. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such an offering is restricted or prohibited. A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities and may be subject to suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the rating agencies.