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UKRAINIAN METINVEST OFFERS BUYBACK OF 2021, 2023 EUROBONDS WORTH $290 MLN AT EXPENSE OF NEW EUROBONDS

Metinvest, the largest Ukrainian mining and metallurgical holding, has offered the buyback of its eurobonds maturing in 2021 and 2023 for a total amount of up to $ 290 million, in particular through the issue of new eurobonds.
The purpose of the offer is to proactively manage and extend the maturity of the issuer’s debt, and leverage favorable market conditions to refinance bonds to provide a more stable and long-term capital structure with a lower refinancing risk, the company said on the website of the Irish Stock Exchange.
Metinvest reminds that its 2021 eurobonds with a par value of $ 115.31 million and 2023 eurobonds with a par value of $ 504.52 million are in circulation. According to the proposal, the volume of redemption of 2023 eurobonds is limited by the condition to keep this issue in circulation in the amount of at least $ 300 million. In particular, it is indicated that if all 2021 eurobonds are submitted for redemption, the volume of redemption of 2023 eurobonds will amount to $ 164.25 million.
Metinvest also said that it had already received information from the holder of 2021 eurobonds for $ 80.8 million about the intention to make such a buyout. If this intention is confirmed, then for the general agreement on the operation of these securities, the participation of the holders of these bonds for about $ 5.7 million will be required.
According to the promulgated terms, 2021 eurobonds are redeemed at a price of 103% of the face value, 2023 eurobonds at 104.25% of the face value.
Redemption applications are accepted until September 28 inclusive. The earliest expected settlement date is October 1, the final one is October 16.

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YIELD GUIDANCE FOR UKRAINE’S 2033 EUROBONDS – 7.3%

Final yield guidance for eurobonds maturing in 2033 being offered by Ukraine is approximately 7.3% per annum, a banking sector source told Interfax.Initial guidance was approximately 7.75%, then powered to approximately 7.3%.
The bid book is open with pricing expected later today. Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are running the offering.

STATE-RUN UKREXIMBANK MULLING PURCHASE OF ITS EUROBONDS FROM MARKET

State-owned Ukreximbank (Kyiv) is considering a scenario to repurchase its eurobonds from the market with their replacement with cheaper and longer-term resources, chairman of the financial institution Yevhen Metsger has said.
“As one of the working scenarios, the repurchase of our eurobonds from the market is considered, the rate at which is about 10% in dollars, and replacing them with cheaper and longer-term resources from the International Monetary Fund, he said.
In addition, Metsger said that the bank is holding a dialogue on additional capitalization with the Finance Ministry as a representative of the owner and with the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
“Formally, the management will first discuss the situation and forecast of activities with the supervisory board, then ask it to apply for additional capitalization to the government. For the entire cycle, we assume that it will take us time until the end of the second quarter,” he said.
The chairman of the board of Ukreximbank said that the bank needs additional capital to enable it to develop.
He said that without additional capital, the bank will also not be able to provide the necessary support during a pandemic to a number of clients and key sectors of the economy.
“To rely on itself, make a profit, then invest it in net worth is a long way to go, given that the bank’s financial results for 2019 do not allow to reinvest profits in capital. Our former management declared over UAH 600 million of income. However, in reality, I am afraid that we will get a much more modest figure,” the banker said.
According to him, the bank now has quite negative dynamics in operating income, resulting in, there is no way to quickly accumulate financial results to cover one-time effects, and it will take time for the new management team to reproduce the working business model and reverse the trend.
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UKRAINE ANNOUNCES ISSUE OF 10-YEAR EUROBONDS

Ukraine has announced the issue of new 10 year eurobonds pegged to euros, the Finance Ministry has reported on its website.
“The new EUR-denominated Reg S/144A senior unsecured notes are offered with a bullet maturity of 10 years,” the ministry said on Wednesday.
FCA/ICMA stabilization applies, the ministry added.
In the middle of June 2019, Ukraine placed seven-year EUR 1 billion eurobonds at 6.75% per annum on the foreign loan market. This was the first sovereign issue of Ukrainian eurobonds in euros over the past 15 years. Demand for it exceeded supply six times.
The Finance Ministry previously announced plans to issue first 2020 eurobonds at the beginning of the year.

KERNEL ANNOUNCES PLACEMENT OF $300 MLN EUROBONDS

Kernel, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural groups, has issued $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.5% notes (eurobonds) due October 17, 2024.
Kernel said on the website of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), the issue price was 99.475%.
The notes are rated BB- by Fitch, and B by S&P, two notches above and in line with Ukrainian sovereign respectively.
In January 2017, Kernel placed eurobonds worth $500 million. The maturity date of Kernel’s debut eurobonds was January 31, 2022, and the coupon rate was set at 8.75% per annum.
Kernel is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil, the leading producer and supplier of agricultural products from the Black Sea region to world markets.

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UKRAINIAN KERNEL PLACES $300 MLN EUROBONDS

Kernel, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural groups, has placed $300 million eurobonds with a coupon rate of 6.5% and maturity in 2024, one of the market participants has told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, the pricing was set at 6.625%, the securities were sold at a price of 99.475% of the face value.
The organizers of the placement were ING Bank, JP Morgan.
The company did not comment on this information to the agency, saying that the details were planned to be released on October 17.
As reported, in January 2017 Kernel placed eurobonds worth $500 million. The maturity date of Kernel’s debut eurobonds was January 31, 2022, and the coupon rate was set at 8.75% per annum.
Kernel is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil, the leading producer and supplier of agricultural products from the Black Sea region to world markets.

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