Neste Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 25 March 2021 at 12 noon (EET)
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Neste Corporation announced its decision to issue a senior unsecured green bond of EUR 500 million on 18 March 2021. The green bond will mature on 25 March 2028 and carry a fixed interest at the rate of 0.750 per cent per annum.
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the listing prospectus of the green bond. The prospectus will be available in English on the company's website at www.neste.com.
Neste has today submitted an application for the green bond to be admitted to trading on the official list of sustainable bonds of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Trading on the green bond is expected to commence on or about 29 March 2021 under the trading code "NESJ075028".
The green bond is issued under Neste’s Green Finance Framework, published in March 2021. According to the Green Finance Framework, proceeds will be used to finance for example the development, operations, maintenance and expansion of renewable and circular solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Nordea Bank Abp acted as joint lead managers for the issue.
Vice President, Communications
Mika Rydman, Vice President and Group Treasurer, Neste.
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: neste.com
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