Today, UniCredit S.p.A. (issuer rating Baa1/BBB/BBB) has successfully issued a fix-to-floater Senior Preferred Bond for EUR 1 billion with 6 years maturity and a call after year 5, targeted to institutional investors.
The issuance follows a book building process that gathered strong demand of more than EUR 2.85bn from more than 200 institutional investors globally. The initial guidance of 220bps over the 5-year mid swap rate has been consequently revised downwards and set at 190bps, resulting in a fixed coupon of 4.80% paid annually, with an issue/re-offer price of 99.813%.
The bond will have a one-time issuer call at year 5, as to maximize regulatory efficiency. Should the issuer not call the bond after 5 years, the coupons for the subsequent periods until maturity will reset to a floating rate equal to 3-months Euribor plus the initial spread of 190 bps.
The final allocation has been mainly in favor of funds (62%), banks & private banks (16%), insurances 12%, official institutions & central banks 6%, with the following geographical distribution: Italy 26%, France 25%, UK 15%, Germany/Austria 13%, Benelux 7%, Nordics 7% and Iberia 5%.
The amount issued is part of the 2023 Funding Plan and confirms once again UniCredit's ability to access the market in different formats.
UniCredit Bank AG acted as Sole Book Runner and Lead Manager. BNP, Mediobanca, Natwest and Santander acted as Joint Lead Managers (no books).
The bond, documented under the issuer's Euro Medium Term Notes Program, will rank pari passu with the outstanding Senior Preferred debt. The expected ratings are as follows: Baa1 (Moody's)/ BBB (S&P)/ BBB (Fitch).
Listing will be on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Milan, 10 January 2023
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