SEC okays San Miguel’s Php60-B bond issuance

By , on February 10, 2017


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the Php60-billion fixed rate bond issue of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC). (Photo by Elmer B. Domingo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the Php60-billion fixed rate bond issue of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC). (Photo by Elmer B. Domingo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0)
MANILA—The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the Php60-billion fixed rate bond issue of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC).

Based on SEC document, the listed conglomerate will initially issue bonds worth Php15 billion with an oversubscription of up to Php5 billion.

SMC will use the net proceeds of Php14.84 billion to refinance its existing United States-dollar denominated obligations and fund expenses related to its operations and activities.

The shelf registration program allows the SMC to issue the remaining Php40 billion worth of bonds.

SMC plans to issue the offer shares to institutional and retail investors in the Philippines through a public offering to be conducted through the joint lead underwriters and bookrunners. The offer does not include an international offering.

BDO Capital & Investment Corp., BPl Capital Corp., China Bank Capital Corp., ING Bank, N.V., Manila Branch, RCBC Capital Corp., SB Capital Investment Corp. and Standard Chartered Bank will serve as the joint lead underwriters and bookrunners.

The bonds will be listed and traded on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange (PDEx).